Our Trustees

Our Trustees are drawn from all walks of life, including parents whose children have visited camp, medical professionals, volunteers and senior business people. All are united by a desire to continuously improve outcomes and services for seriously ill children and their families.
Ever thought about becoming a Trustee or a non-Trustee Board Member? If you would like further information please get in touch.

View our current trustees

Joe Cronly – Chairman
Duncan King
John Bremridge
Richard Chapman
Jos Sharp
Jonathan Goring
Anne Stevens
Anne Prendergast
Paul Wilcock
Catherine Doran
Andrew Richards
Anthony Diamandakis
Bianca Tiesman
Michelle Udrih
Alma Lawrie
Neil McDonald

Our Patrons

Sir Kenneth Branagh

“I’m proud to be a Patron and avid supporter of this wonderful little UK children’s charity. I have watched, often in wonder, how Over The Wall’s small team of staff and their fabulous volunteers, have consistently delivered the most wonderful, life-changing experiences to seriously ill children and their families – year after year and always free-of-charge.”

Marc Koska OBE

Marc Koska OBE is the inventor of the K1 auto-disable syringe and founder of the SafePoint charity. Mark is a highly regarded advocate around the world for needle safety in both immunisation and therapeutic sectors. 

Gordon Cooper

Non – Exec Director and Co-Founder tccglobal NV Amsterdam (www.tccglobal.com). An international company specialised in loyalty marketing campaigns for the world’s leading food retailers – based in Milan and New York for 30 years before returning to the UK in 2014. Earlier career in advertising and publishing. Currently serves on the boards of tccglobal, Summit Media, Over the Wall and Keystone Games.

Chris Van Der Kuyl

Chris van der Kuyl is a digital entrepreneur and Chairman and co-Founder of 4J Studios, one of the UK’s most successful videogame developers responsible for Minecraft Console editions. More recently, he became Chairman of Puny Astronaut who are bringing their first game to market.  Chris is also Chairman of TVSquared, a fast growing data analytics company, Chairman of Broker Insights, a start up insurtech company and was the founding Chairman of Entrepreneurial Scotland.  Chris sits on many advisory boards and is a board member of several local charities.  Chris has been awarded honorary degrees from many of Scotland’s leading universities in recognition of his contribution to enterprise.

Lara Zibners Lohr

Lara Zibners Lohr is a paediatric emergency medicine physician, medical educator, author and mother of three. American born, she spent 13 years living and working in London before relocating to Vienna, Austria. A trustee since 2014, she has also previously been an active member of the clinical advisory board. She currently holds a national educator post at the Royal College of Surgeons, England, an honorary consultant post in paediatric emergency medicine within the NHS, as well as a nonclinical academic post in New York. 

Sir Kenneth Branagh explains why he supports Over The Wall

If you would like to find out more about supporting Over The Wall please get in touch: giving@otw.org.uk or call 02392 477110

Our Ambassador

James Ketchell

As well as being a serial adventurer and motivational speaker, James Ketchell is also a tireless ambassador for the work we do at Over The Wall. In 2014 James became the first person to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, summited Mount Everest and cycled 18,000 miles around the world in what the media dubbed “The Ultimate Triathlon”. In 2019, James made aviation history for Over The Wall with the first ever solo open cockpit gyrocopter flight around the globe, find out more here.