Our Trustees

Ian Davies MBA FCA CF (Chair)

Ian is a Chartered Accountant, formerly an audit partner in Coopers & Lybrand, now with a portfolio of Chairman and Senior Independent Director roles. He has experience of auditing a number of charities, both local and national, and has established two charities from scratch, and remains chairman of one.

He served over 12 years as Trustee for Salisbury Hospital Trusts and  is currently Chairman of two not for profit Employee Benefit Trusts, and a member of Court for the Chartered Accountants Livery Company which has numerous charitable activities.


Anne Segall

Anne is Director of HR, Development & Training for BMT Group Ltd, an international design, engineering and programme management consultancy of more than 1200 staff in 25 countries.

Anne’s background is in organisational development, change management and leadership development & training, having run her own management consultancy for 11 years and previously held roles at the BBC in personnel, line management and radio engineering.

Anne has an MA in Management Learning from Lancaster University, is a member of the Institute of Directors and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.


Alexander John Burnfield MBBS DPM FRCPsych

Dr “Sandy” Burnfield was born in Winchester in 1944. He qualified in Medicine at the London Hospital Medical College (University of London) subsequently working at the Royal London Hospital. He then trained in Psychiatry working at Portsmouth, Southampton, Winchester and Andover. He was appointed as a Consultant in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Wessex Region UK and was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 1972.

An active member of the UK Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and having had a form of the disease himself for many years, he is President of the Andover and the Winchester Branches. He was the Second Jack Pritchard Memorial Lecturer and Gold Medallist at the Queen’s University, Belfast on the subject of Doctors and MS Patients: Improving Communication. He helped to found “Persons with MS International” and establish it as a central part of the MS International Federation (MSIF.) He served for several years as a Trustee of The MS Trust.

Sandy has also done occasional work as an advisor and consultant in therapeutic approaches providing training, mentoring and guidance to Fairways Care (UK) Ltd over the last 15 years.


Adrian Fry

Adrian works for Varonis, a cyber security company as a Technical Account Manager. Trained in computer programming and Information Technology, he has worked in high tech for 20 years at organisations ranging from start-ups to MNE’s, building Aircraft entertainment systems, highly available secure broadcast television systems and collaboration software. Having recently completed his executive MBA at Southampton university developing a passion on the impact of Psychological Safety on high performing teams. Adrian speaks at executive learning events on topics such as the impact of future technologies in the next 10 years, gamification, machine learning, artificial intelligence and how to building high performing teams.

Over the last 10 years he has coached and mentored in many environments from schools, colleges, universities and prisons. Having been fostered himself it has given him a unique first-hand experience from a child’s perspective of the importance of fostering and a deep desire to give back.


David Pilgrim

David Pilgrim BSc, MSc, PhD is a Chartered Psychologist with a background in clinical psychology and medical sociology. Now semi-retired he is Visiting Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Southampton and Honorary Professor of Health and Social Policy at the University of Liverpool. His career has been divided between working as a clinician in the NHS and conducting research on mental health policy.

He has published extensively in the latter area. His books include Key Concepts in Mental Health and Child Sexual Abuse: Moral Panic or State of Denial? His A Sociology of Mental Health and Illness (co-authored with Anne Rogers) won the BMA’s Medical Book of the Year prize in 2006.