Patron: Viscount Slim, OBE, DL
Son of Field Marshal Slim (sometime GOC Allied Land Forces SE Asia and author of the classic account of the Burma campaign, 'Defeat into Victory'). Lord Slim has long-term family and career links with India and Burma. Educated in India, he served in the Indian Army, 6 Gurkha Rifles 1945-48. Retired 1972 having served as GSOI (Special Forces) HQ UK Land Forces since 1970. President of Burma Star 1971 onwards. Visited Burma 2003 and had discussions with Aung San Suu Kyi.
Vice-Patron: Martin Morland, CMG
Former Chairman of Prospect Burma, British Ambassador to Burma 1986-1990 and to the UN in Geneva 1990-93. Leader of the official delegation to the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, 1993.
Chairman: Robert Gordon CMG OBE
British Ambassador to Burma 1995-1999. Head of South East Asia Department, FCO 1999-2003.
Ambassador to Vietnam 2003-2007. Retired from FCO 2008. President Britain Burma Society.
Vice-Chairman: Patricia Herbert, MA
Former Curator of the South East Asia Collections of the British Library. Author whose publications include Burma (Clio Press 1991), The Life of the Buddha (BL Publications, 1993) and articles on Burmese manuscript art, education and history. Lived in Burma while learning Burmese and conducting historical research and has made several return visits to the country. Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and Council Member, Britain-Burma Society.
Executive Director: Maggie Hodges
Maggie lived and worked in Burma for over three years as an independant consultant for various Humanitarian and Development sector INGOs. Her background is in education and development.
Trustee: Anna Allott, OBE
Lecturer in Burmese at London University's School of Oriental and African Studies until her retirement in 1990. First visited Burma 1953-54 and since then has returned frequently. Has a strong interest in modern Burmese literature. Publications include Inked Over, Ripped Out (PEN, 1993) and [with John Okell] Burmese/Myanmar Dictionary of Grammatical Forms (Curzon Press, 2001).
Trustee: Lindy Ambrose
A Cambridge law graduate and former solicitor, Lindy became involved with Prospect Burma through her husband, Tom Reid, who was born in Rangoon when his parents were in the Foreign Office.
Trustee: Sir Robin Christopher, KBE, CMG
Retired from HM Diplomatic Service; he served as Ambassador successively to Ethiopia, Indonesia and Argentina. Has known Daw Aung San Suu Kyi since 1966 when they were both students at Oxford University.
Trustee: David Colvin, CMG
Head of South-East Asian Deparment of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1988-92. Retired from the Diplomatic Service as Ambassador to Belgium.
Trustee: Caroline Courtauld, MBE
A writer specialising in Burma and China, a published photographer, documentary film producer and researcher. Her publications have focused on Asian travel, history and culture including books on Burma.
Trustee: Daw Kyi Kyi May
Information Assistant with the USIS in Burma for several years before joining the BBC in London as a producer in 1983. She rose to be head of the Burmese section there in 1997, the first Asian woman to reach that level. From 1999 to 2001 she worked as a Field Reporter for the BBC in their Bangkok office. Since retirement she has been able to spend more time in Burma.
Trustee: Guy Slater, MA
Former reporter for English language newspaper in Rangoon. Freelance writer, producer and director who also teaches TV/Film Drama - acting, directing, producing and writing - both in the UK and abroad.
Trustee: Dr. Thein Lwin
Formerly a recipient of a Prospect Burma scholarship to fund his doctoral studies in Education Policy and Curriculum Development at Newcastle University. He was an organiser of the National League for Democracy in the Pegu division, and was imprisoned in Insein jail following his participation in the 1988 democratic movement. He left Burma in 1993 on his release from jail. He has been running "The Thinking Classroom Foundation", training Burmese teachers in 'critical thinking', and the Migrant Learning Centre in Chaing Mai. In the Summer of 2012, Dr Thein Lwin returned to work in Burma, and has moved the headquarters of "The Thinking Classroom Foundation" to Bago.
Trustee: Dr. Michael Marett-Crosby
Michael is also Trustee of the Daw Suu Trust and visits Burma frequently to advance its health and education projects.