• Professor Richard Huggins - Appointed October 2013
  • Mr Tim Wainwright - Appointed May 2013
  • Dr Bridget Durning - Appointed December 2012


Richard Huggins is a Principal Lecturer in Politics and Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University. He has extensive research and practice experience in working with statutory agencies and vulnerable and seldom heard individuals in a range of contexts including research into substance use and misuse (young people, adults and children of substance misusing parents), crime, homelessness, prisons and offender behaviour, fear and perceptions of crime and patterns and impacts of deprivation and social exclusion. He has significant experience working with the police having undertaken research and consultancy projects with a number of forces. He is also a member of the Offender Health Research Network and is currently contributing to a Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl, Porton Down) working group on Understanding the Broader Social Cultural Contexts within Population Modelling. His step-daughter was a student at Cheney School and his son is currently in the first year of studying for his A Levels there.


Tim has been CEO of ADD International since 2010. Prior to that and a two year stint as Director of the English Regions for the Equality and Human Rights Commission in the UK, he held a range of senior roles with Oxfam and VSO, running programmes in East Asia, living in the region for over 6 years. Tim began his career working, for 8 years, in the UK for British Airways after completing degrees in Maths at Cambridge and a Masters in Operational Research at Lancaster. Tim is the current chair of Bond, the overall consortium of UK international development agencies and previously sat on the board of the International Disability and Development Consortium, a global alliance of key disability organisations. He also co-chaired Bond's Disability and Development Group for 3 years.


Bridget Durning has over 14 years experience in school governance ranging through from early years to sixth form. She is also a senior lecturer at Oxford Brookes University in the School of the Built Environment teaching across the range from first year undergraduates through to master students. Bridget was one of the founding directors of Cheney School Academy Trust and is currently Chair of CSAT.