Ambassadors A - Z: A-D
David Ahern joined Shannon Trust as CEO in March 2007. Prior to this he worked throughout 2006 in Afghanistan, running humanitarian and developmental demining operations.
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown is a journalist who has written for The Guardian, Observer, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Newsweek, The Evening Standard and the The Mail.
Rob Allen is director of Justice and Prisons. From 2005 to 2010 he was director of the International Centre for Prison Studies (ICPS) at King’s College London undertaking research on imprisonment and assisting prison systems to comply with international standards.
Jessica Asato has recently set up a consultancy specialising in social media and political campaign advice and is a Councillor for the London Borough of Islington.
Mr Imran Awan is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University. Imran’s academic work has focussed on how Muslim communities perceive the British criminal justice system and the impact it has had upon them.
Martin Barnes is the Chief Executive of DrugScope. Before working at DrugScope Martin spend 12 years working at the Child Poverty Action Group.
Rachel Billington has written over 30 titles and also writes for newspapers in the UK and U.S. Alongside her career as an author, Rachel has been heavily involved in the prison system. Rachel was President of English Pen between 1998-2001 and remains a Vice President.
Lord Blair is former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police (2005-2008). He also sat on the National Commission of Enquiry Community or Custody panel.
Sir Louis Blom-Cooper has been a leading figure in public law for many years and has written extensively on all areas of law
Ruth is Chair of the National Federation of Women's Institutes. Ruth is a WI Adviser and has been Chair of the Public Affairs Committee.
Helen is the Secretary of the Association of Members of Independent Monitoring Boards (AMIMB).
Professor Ben Bowling is Professor of Criminology & Criminal Justice and Associate Head (for Criminal Justice Research) of King’s College London School of Law.
Steven is the Chief Executive of the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations (ACEVO) the leading voice for chief executives in the third sector.
Frances Cairncross is Rector of Exeter College, Oxford. Previously, she was on the staff of The Economist, most recently as management editor.
Angela Camber is Patron of the Griffins Society, a voluntary organisation working for the care and resettlement of all female offenders.
Tony is a Trustee of the Ruskin Foundation. The Ruskin foundation was set up in 1995 for the care, conservation and promotion of the legacy of John Ruskin.
Marina is founder of the The Forgiveness Project explores forgiveness and reconciliation through individual real-life stories, and promotes alternatives to violence and revenge.
Lord Carlile of Berriew is President of the Howard League for Penal Reform and ambassador for Make Justice Work.
Clive Chatterton is former Governor of HMP Styal and HMP Haverigg.
Paul Cowley was once involved in a life of crime, upon leaving prison he turned his life around. Paul is now Director of Caring for Ex Offenders and the William Wilberforce Trust which fights poverty and injustice.
Deborah Cowley is Director of Action for Prisoners’ Families. APF is an organisation representing the needs of organisations working with families of prisoners.
Andrew Coyle was Director of ICPS between 1997 and 2005 and resumed this role in August 2010 on retiring as Professor of Prison Studies in King’s College London.
Rowenna Davis is a journalist from London specialising in political and social affairs, often to do with the criminal justice system.
Lord Dear is a distinguished former police officer. He plays an active part in the work of the House of Lords from the Cross Benches, especially in the field of criminal justice.
Tim Desmond is Chief Executive of the Egalitarian Trust, the Trust comprises of two parts. The first is the Galleries of Justice Museum, the second is the National Centre for Citizenship and Law.
Lord Dholakia become a Liberal Democrat Peer in 1997 and has been a council member of the Howard League for Penal Reform since 1992.
Dexter Dias QC is an award-winning barrister who has been instructed in some of the biggest cases involving murder, terrorism and human rights of recent years.
Joy is the project manager of the Anawim Project, a women’s centre in Birmingham that helps women in prostitution, victims of domestic violence and women who are in and out of prison.
Ray and Vi set up the Chris Donovan Trust after their son was murdered in 2001. Since then Ray and Vi have devoted their energies to working with other offenders in prisons and championing Restorative Justice.
David Downes is Professor Emeritus of Social Policy at the London School of Economics, where he was a former Director of the Mannheim Centre for Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Lord Dubs was appointed Labour peer in 2004 and is an active and independent-minded member of the Lords