Sally Maybury - Chairwoman for the Lost Days Charitable Aid Trust and mother to both Tom, the 29-year-old who died from alcohol addiction, and Henry, the artist raising money and awareness for addiction through his music. A teaching student who’s career spanned secretarial work in the legal sector and local councils, as well as running a business as a seamstress, Sally has since focused her attention on raising her four children. But since Tom’s death, Sally has been the heart and soul of the Lost Days campaign and has tirelessly worked to raise the awareness and dangers of addiction while supporting Henry as a new music artist.
John F Kelly Ph.D. – Harvard University’s first Professor of addiction medicine and founder of the Recovery Research Institute. He is also the Elizabeth R Spallin associate psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), programme director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service and associate director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at MGH. Dr Kelly is president of the American Psychological Association Society of Addiction Psychology (division 50). He has consulted to governments globally. His clinical and research work has focused on addiction treatment and the recovery process which included specific researchadolescents, young adults and the effectiveness of mutual-help groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous, as adjuncts to formal professional care.
Deirdre Boyd - Operates the DB Recovery Resources daily newsletter for the addiction-recovery field, is cofounder (and organiser for 10 years) of the UK/European Symposia on Addictive Disorders, was CEO of the Addiction Recovery Foundation for over 20 years as well as editor of Addiction Today/ Intervene. She is author of Addiction & Recovery: Self-help for families, friends, addicts, as well as mental-health charity Mind’s booklet Understanding addiction/dependency. She is a member of the Centre for Policy Studies’ addictions think-tank, a founder member of the Recovery Academy and sits on the Advisory Council of international credentialing body IC&RC. She was a trustee of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics UK. ICAA gave her the Dr Vincent Bakeman memorial award for Outstanding Community Service; in 2010 she received a Pillar of the Community award and in 2011 the Influencer Award from the Directory of Social Change.
Canon Mark Oakley - Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral, a Deputy Priest in Ordinary to HM the Queen and a Visiting Lecturer of King’s College London. He is an author and broadcaster with a strong commitment to human rights and an interest in poetry and literature. As Chaplain to the Vintners’ Company he is involved in charitable work amongst those living with addiction and with youth education about addiction.
Barnaby Lenon- the former Head Master of Harrow School. He retired in August 2011 as a Headmaster, but continues his support for the Education sector, serving as Chairman of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) and as a governor for a number of other schools. From 2011 to 2012, he was Vice- President of the Royal Geographical Society as well as helping start a Free School in the East End of London, the London Academy of Excellence, where he now serves as Chairman of Governors. Barnaby also joined the board of Ofqual, the governing body that manages standards in public examinations in England. He is a trustee of Yellow Submarine, a charity supporting children and young adults with learning disabilities in Oxfordshire, and Vocal Futures, a charity that tries to introduce young people to live classical music.
Thomas H Green – Thomas has been a working journalist for twenty years. Specializing in popular music and film, he currently writes regularly for the Daily Telegraph, Mixmag and www.theartsdesk.com (which he co-founded in 2009). He is a member of the Brit Awards Academy and on the judging panel for the BBC’s annual New Faces poll. He is a media consultant for the Italian Cultural Institute, a Content Strategist for www.napster.co.uk has written one book, Rock Shrines (Harper Collins, 2010). Thomas H Green’s career rose with global rave culture in the 1990s and he is an authority on electronic music and the history of club culture, as well as writing, lecturing and consulting more widely on music, media and the arts.