Meet the Trustees

The Lightbox is a charity and a registered company which is overseen by a Board of Trustees.

Aileen McLeish FIOD FRSA FCMA MA(Cantab) - Chairman
In addition to her role at The Lightbox, Aileen McLeish is also Chairman of Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals, Deputy Clerk of The Mount School, York and President of the North-West Surrey branch of the NHS Retirement Fellowship. Prior to this Aileen’s career has taken her from Unilever Plc to H J Heinz Co followed by executive director roles at Historic Royal Palaces and WWF-UK.

Alan Manie
Alan Manie is retired after careers in marketing, logistics and human resources. He became a chartered psychologist working in the business world to help individuals and organisations become more effective.  He paints as a hobby.  He was chairman of the Woking Society of Arts and was instrumental in building its relationship with the Lightbox.

Jeremy Davies
Jeremy works for Campden BRI who provide technical and scientific research, development and support for the food and drink industry world-wide. He is responsible for the business relationship with its membership base and the way in which the organisation communicates complex science in easy to use formats.  Jeremy holds a number of board and advisory positions with organisations working with small and medium sized businesses including the CBI.  Jeremy paints and plays rugby as different ways to relax.

Chris Lacey
Chris Lacey is Chief Executive of the William Lacey Group. The Company builds new homes for sale and for Housing Associations and has recently collected national awards for designing and building new homes that incorporate the best low or carbon initiative as well as the coveted Housebuilder of the Year.

Jonathan Stanley

Jonathan Stanley has worked in management consultancy and executive development for over twenty years. He has worked with clients in more than 30 countries on four continents. He read law at University College, London and also has experience in the music business and property. He has a long-standing interest in the arts, especially 19th and 20th century painting. He grew up in Surrey, and now lives in Woking.

Bryan Cross
Local to Woking, Bryan Cross has seen The Lightbox grow from Woking Galleries. Now retired, Bryan offers his extensive financial skills and experience gained from years working in financial and accountancy roles in public practice, industrial and commercial roles and as a Civil Servant. Bryan has also served as a councillor on Woking Borough Council for 16 years.

Image credit: Ian Rudgewick-Brown


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