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 Clerk and Trustee of The Mount  School York Foundation.. 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. Aileen was Chairman of Ashfield and St Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust 2008-2017.

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.

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.

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.

Richard Browne
Richard enjoyed helping the local population of Woking as a family dentist for over 30 years before retiring. He has always been involved in the community, initially as a member of Round Table then Rotary, being Chairman and President of each respectively. Richard was also a member of the local custody visitor team and a local borough councillor. Keen on keeping fit, he completed the London Marathon and climbed Kilimanjaro for charity. 

John Siebert
Although officially retired, John is currently Non-Executive Chairman of Intelligent Growth Solutions Dundee. Charity roles in addition to The Lightbox include Trustee United World Schools and Advisory Board Bridge2Aid. John's working life was primarily in medical publishing with two companies of his own and executive and non-executive roles with several publishing houses. His hobbies include glass and art collection and golf.


Image credit: Ian Rudgewick-Brown


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