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.

Baroness Usha Prashar, Chair of Cumberland Lodge trustees

Baroness (Usha) Prashar

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

Canon Dr Edmund Newell

Sara Thornton

Chief Constable Sara Thornton

Visiting Fellow
Katherine Crowe, Development Director at Cumberland Lodge

Katherine Crowe

Development Director
Sue Brown

Sue Brown

Finance Director
Alexander Blower edited

Alexander Blower

Cumberland Lodge Scholar, 2018-20


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