The Lightbox is a charity and 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 HJ 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 a career 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.

Cherry-Anne Russell
Cherry-Anne has worked within the advertising and marketing industry on both client and agency sides, for national and international brands, across the disciplines of integrated communication, and customer relationship management. She has also been a state school governor, been involved in a major fundraising appeal for the Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, and recently was Chair of The Arts Society Guildford (formerly NADFAS) where she helped fund sponsorship of The Lightbox Art in Mind programme. 

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 carbon initiative, as well as the coveted Housebuilder of the Year.

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 of United World Schools and Advisory Board Bridge2Aid. John's working life was primarily set 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.

Richard Browne
Richard enjoyed helping the local population of Woking as a family dentist for over thirty 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. 

Barry Cook
Over the last forty years, Barry has worked for some of the worlds leading advertising agencies on well known campaigns for a plethora of much loved brands. Along with three friends he founded Krow Communications in 2005 and built it into a top 20 UK agency before selling the business to the Mission Group in 2018. Barry is an executive director of the holding company and is also on the board of US tech business Webalo. In his spare time Barry is a self confessed cookery nut, music nerd and obsessional golfer.

Andy Bell
Andy has spent thirty years working in finance as an investment banker.  He has focused on mergers and acquisitions and, while advising a wide variety of companies, he has also held senior management positions at Morgan Stanley, HSBC and Jefferies. As a keen and frequent visitor to galleries he believes strongly in the positive impact experiencing the visual arts can have on people's lives and wellbeing. Andy draws and paints but regards himself very much as a work-in-progress.

Nathalie De Potter
Nathalie left her career in the city, where she held senior roles at KPMG and RBS, to follow her passion and apply her over twenty years of experience in the arts sector.  She is the managing director of Constella OperaBallet and is completing the Executive Masters for Cultural Leadership programme at the Royal Academy of Arts and the University of Maastricht. Nathalie was a trustee and chair of the audit and risk committee of the Bank Workers Charity for 9 years.

Ali Mirmak
Ali has built a career as an artist and lecturer ever since he left art school with a degree in painting in 1994. He is currently the Head of Art at Hurtwood House School, an independent sixth-form that specialises in the creative industries. Alongside his responsibilities running the art department he is also an external moderator and examiner in both art and art history for Pearson/Edexcel. He continues to make and exhibit his own abstract paintings, and obtained a Master’s degree in the History of Art several years ago.

Charles Allen
Charles has spent the first thirty years of his career working in FMCG packaged goods and most recently in sports marketing, with Arsenal Football Club, specialising in consumer engagement and branding. He has decided that the next stage of his career will be more purpose driven within the not-for-profit sector working to provide tools and coping strategies for young people dealing with mental health issues.