Together with the Principal, our Board is responsible for setting the overall strategy for Cumberland Lodge and for ensuring that the charity is well run. Our Chair of Trustees is Baroness Usha Prashar, our Vice-Chair is Lynne Berry and our Treasurer is Simon Pearce. Our Visitor, Sir John Laws, is the overseer of Cumberland Lodge, whose formal role is to determine any disputes that might arise between the institution and its members (which has not been necessary to date), and who acts as an ambassador for our work.

Portrait photo of Canon Dr Edmund Newell, Principal of Cumberland Lodge

Canon Dr Edmund Newell

Chief Executive
Dr Jan Bock

Dr Jan-Jonathan Bock

Programme Director
Head-and-shoulders profile photo of Emily Gow, Programme Officer at Cumberland Lodge

Emily Gow

Programme Officer
Ethan Coombridge

Ethan Coombridge

Programme Assistant
Katherine Crowe, Development Director at Cumberland Lodge

Katherine Crowe

Development Director
Baroness Usha Prashar, Chair of Cumberland Lodge trustees

The Rt Hon The Baroness Prashar of Runnymede CBE

Chair of Trustees


Our Patron is Her Majesty The Queen, and Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was Patron from 1947 until 2002.