General Sir David John Ramsbotham, Baron Ramsbotham, GCB, CBE initially entered the army as a result of his National Service obligations, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Royal Artillery in 1953. He completed his National Service as an acting lieutenant and retained a Territorial Army commission. He then took a history degree at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and in 1958 he was appointed to a regular army commission as a lieutenant. From 11 June 1970 to 20 June 1973 he served as Military Assistant to the Chief of the General Staff, Sir Michael Carver. In 1987 he was promoted to lieutenant-general and appointed Commander UK Field Army. After retiring from the British Army he later served as Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons and has written extensively on matters relating to prisons and the military. He was awarded a life peerage in 2005 and now sits on the cross benches of the House of Lords.
Dame Linda Dobbs, QC
Dame Linda Dobbs, QC studied Russian and Law at the University of Surrey, and went to the London School of Economics where she obtained a Masters degree in Law, followed by a Doctorate in Soviet criminology and penology in the Soviet Union. She was called to the bar in 1981 and started practising from 5 King’s Bench Walk, the Chambers of the then Attorney General Sir Michael Havers, QC. She took silk in 1998, and was a member of Bar Council Committees and chaired the Professional Standards Committee and the Race Relations Committee. In 2003 she became the Chairperson of the Criminal Bar Association, the biggest specialist association at the Bar. She became the first black person to be appointed to the senior judiciary of England and Wales when she was appointed a high court judge in 2004.
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Jon Snow, Hon FRIBA is an English journalist and presenter currently employed by ITN. He is best known for presenting Channel 4 News. Before becoming a journalist he worked for New Horizon Youth Centre, a day centre for homeless young people in central London - subsequently becoming chairman. He then worked for radio station LBC, joining the television news organisation ITV in 1976. Snow worked as ITN’s Washington correspondent (1983–1986) and as diplomatic editor (1986–1989) before becoming the main presenter of Channel 4 News in 1989. In 1992 he was the main anchor for ITN’s Election Night programme, broadcast on ITV.
Jon Snow writes a blog at http://blogs.channel4.com/snowblog/
Cardinal Emmanuel Wamala was archbishop of the Archdiocese of Kampala, Uganda, until he resigned on 30 September 2006, and is a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He entered Bukasala Minor Seminary in 1942. After seven years in Bukasala he attended the National Major Seminary of Katingodo, from 1949 to 1955. He gained pastoral experience in Kabula parish in the Masaka Diocese. In September 1956, he was sent to Rome for further study at the Pontifical Urban University, where he obtained a licentiate in theology (doctorate of letters). He was ordained priest on 21 December 1957, in Rome. After his ordination, Archbishop Wamala continued his studies at the Gregorian University in Rome (1958-1960) earning a licentiate in social sciences. He returned to Uganda in 1960. After gaining a diploma in pedagogy at Makerere University in 1964 he was sent to teach at Bukalasa Minor Seminary until 1968, when he was appointed chaplain of Makerere University. In 1981 he was appointed as Bishop of Kiyinda-Mityana and became a Cardinal.
Lord Paul Boateng
The Rt Hon Lord Paul Boateng (Baron Boateng of Akyem Wembley), a Barrister of Grays Inn, having completed a four year term as British High Commissioner to South Africa (2005 - 2009), was elevated to the Peerage in June 2010. He has 30 years experience in public life in the law, politics and diplomacy. He was, until he stepped down to take the post of High Commissioner in 2005, a Member of Parliament (1987 – 2005), and he served as a Cabinet Minister, and Chief Secretary to the Treasury under Tony Blair.
He has an extensive knowledge of Africa, where he spent much of his childhood, worked on African issues as a Vice Moderator of the World Council of Churches Programme to Combat Racism, and was active in the Anti Apartheid Movement. Just some of his achievements include: He was the then UK Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Special Representative to Africa, during the work of the Africa Commission 2004-2005. He was a UNECA resource person and panelist at the African Finance Ministers Meeting 2012 in Addis Ababa. He is Moderator of the Africa Biblical Leadership Initiative, and works on a number of programmes promoting interfaith dialogue and good governance.
Trustees are primarily volunteers. They are invited to serve on the Board because of their love of APP work for prisoners, staff and safer communities and for their gifts, which they are prepared to share with APP in an administrative role.
They are important people to APP both legally and as friends and advocates.
Diana is a palliative care nurse who has lived and worked in Uganda for 8 years, working at Hospice Africa Uganda and the Mildmay Centre where she ran HIV and palliative care training programmes for health workers including prison staff. On relocating to the UK, she continued being involved with APP and took on the role as trustee in 2008. Her experience of working in Uganda and her understanding of cultural and employment issues and knowledge of healthcare matters from a Ugandan perspective has been very valuable as a board member. Diana has been very proactive in supporting APP functions and fundraising.
Richard qualified as an accountant with Deloitte and Touch and has since specialised in the financial management and corporate development of small and medium-sized businesses. He has worked and travelled in several African countries and was introduced to APP by one of its patrons Dame Linda Dobbs, who is a long-term, personal friend. He joined APP in July 2009 and has assumed particular responsibility for financial management.
As Alexander’s mother, Lyn has been connected to APP since its inception in 2004 and was a founder member of the board of trustees when it became an NGO in the UK in 2007. She has been a constant source of support to Alexander and carries many of the administrative tasks, which enables the smooth running of the organisation. She has been out to visit projects in Uganda on many occasions. During these visits she works tirelessly to ensure projects are completed to a high standard, providing encouragement to all involved. In the UK she has been actively involved in fund raising activities, attending functions and meetings to promote APP. She has contributed enormously to the overall development and expansion of APP.
Paul Cavadino is a member of the Parole Board of England and Wales and an adviser to the Sentencing Council of England and Wales. He was Chief Executive of Nacro, the crime reduction charity, from 2002 to 2009. In total he worked for Nacro for 37 years from 1972, when he joined the organisation as North East Regional Organiser. Before becoming Chief Executive, Paul was Nacro’s Director of Policy, Race and Resettlement, with lead responsibility for Nacro’s work on policy matters, prisoners’ resettlement and race equality.
Paul was Chair of the Penal Affairs Consortium – an alliance of 50 organisations involved in the penal system – from 1989 to 2000. He was Chair of the Alliance for Reducing Offending (the working group of Chief Executives of national voluntary organisations working with offenders) from 2002 to 2008. He is currently Chair of the Prison Reform Trust’s Advisory Committee on reducing the use of custody for young offenders. He is a Trustee of the Campaign for Racial Justice UK, and a Trustee of User Voice. Previously, Paul was also a Trustee of Clinks, and a member of the Ministry of Justice’s Reducing Re-offending Third Sector Advisory Group.
Paul has written and co-written nine books on criminal justice issues including “Children Who Kill” (1996) and “Introduction to the Criminal Justice System” (third edition 2008).
James Mayo is a senior business development executive at HCL Technologies, a $6.2bn turnover Indian headquartered global IT services company. Over many years he has worked to secure major multi-million pound contracts and funding working primarily with governments both in the UK and Internationally. He has created and led business strategies and held various senior management positions, including a 2 year Director role secondment to South Africa whilst at global IT provider, Fujitsu Services.
James is a Henley Business School Trained executive coach and a published author on Partnering models and behaviours.
It was the work secondment to South Africa in 2006-2008 that inspired his passion for improving Social Welfare and Justice in Africa which he now contributes to through his work at APP.
Staff members must be able to demonstrate their loyalty to the needs of inmates and staff, and to the ethos of APP. Each member must be of the highest integrity. Each is responsible, in their own way, for the continuation of the ethos of APP. Their dedication will be routed in their individual spirituality and their selflessness without reserve.
APP recognizes the unique contribution of each member of the team to this special work. The personal development of team members is encouraged.
The word bureaucracy is anathema in APP. Management makes decisions after consultations with all concerned, inclusive of visitors, and major decisions are disseminated every day after the morning prayer so that the whole of APP can be involved and prepared. The Board of Trustees is kept informed and confirms major policy decisions.
Each member of management must be aware that they must be an example to all and that decisions must be made without selfishness for themselves or their immediate family, but with the good of all those in need of our services, at heart.
Alexander McLean - Director General
Alexander is responsible for the overall management of APP. He reports to the board of trustees who are responsible for APP’s governance and oversees all staff and operations.
Rebecca Ajjio - Uganda Administrator
Rebecca, who has been a part of APP since 2007, oversees our Uganda office. She is responsible for our administration, staff and volunteers, which include teachers, librarians, medical staff, project management, construction and administration staff, amongst others.
Emma Humphrey - UK Administrator and Fundraiser
Emma is responsible for running our UK office. She oversees the UK volunteers and interns and is responsible for raising funds.