Tony Adams MBE
Tony Adams MBE joined Arsenal FC as a schoolboy in 1980 and he remained at the club for the full length of his playing career whilst emerging as their greatest ever captain. He became the cornerstone of Arsenal’s defence which was a role he undertook for England. After retiring as a player, Tony became the Manager of Wycombe Wanderers until 2004.
Sir Alex Ferguson CBE
Sir Alex Ferguson CBE was born in Glasgow in 1941. He is married with three sons. His playing career began when he joined Queens Park in 1958. His managerial career began in 1974 when he joined East Stirling. In 1978, Sir Alex became manager of Aberdeen, and was Manager of Scotland from October 1985 until June 1986. He has been awarded the freedom of the cities of Manchester, Aberdeen and Glasgow. He was awarded on OBE and later a CBE, and was Knighted in 1999 for services to football.
Julia Hobsbawm OBE
Julia Hobsbawm OBE is London’s first Professor of Public Relations, and a PR adviser to corporate and individual clients alike. She is the founder of Editorial Intelligence. She is a Founding Trustee of Saving Faces and says “I cannot think of a medical charity which is quite as innovative and broad-ranging as the Facial Surgery Research Foundation. I particularly support the way it combines pioneering medical research with cultural and educational projects.” Having spent some years as a trustee, she has now decided to step down from that position but is still very much involved with the charity as a patron.
Carole Stone CBE
Carole Stone CBE was for many years the producer of BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? programme. Since leaving the BBC in 1990, Carole has worked as a broadcaster and media consultant, bringing together those from media, business and politics to discuss issues of mutual concern. She has published two books on Networking. Carole is on the Board of the London Press Club and a Patron of the mental health charities SANE and Triumph Over Phobia. She is also a Trustee of the Wallace Collection.
Lord (Clive) Hollick of Notting Hill
Lord Hollick is Chairman of the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee and the Prime Minister’s trade and investment envoy to Kenya and Tanzania. He is a non-executive director of Honeywell International and a Partner of GP Bullhound, the technology investment bank and a member of the advisory boards of Jefferies Inc, Bertelsmann, Market Share, The Royal Society and The Ambassador Theatre Group. Lord Hollick began his career as a merchant banker with Hambros and from 1974 to 2005 as CEO built up an international publishing, information, broadcasting and market research group (United News and Media) and a global money and securities inter dealer broking business (ICAP). He was Chairman of the Southbank Centre leading the £120m transformation of the Royal Festival Hall and its surroundings. He founded the IPPR think-tank in 1986. He became a member of the House of Lords in 1991. He has advised several Labour Party leaders, including Prime Minister Tony Blair and acted as a Special Advisor at the DTI in 1997 and 1998.
Baroness Helena Kennedy KC
Baroness Helena Kennedy KC is one of the UK’s most distinguished lawyers. She has practiced at the Bar for over 40 years in the field of criminal law and has conducted many of the leading cases in those years, including the Balcombe Street Siege, the Brighton bombing trial, the Guildford Four Appeal, Michael Bettany Espionage case, the Jihadist fertiliser bomb plot and the transatlantic bomb plot. She has championed law reform for women, especially relating to sexual and domestic violence and developed the defence of Battered Women’s syndrome in the British courts.
She has chaired the British Council and the UK Human Genetics Commission. She has been a member of the House of Lords for over 20 years, where she chaired The European Union Sub-committee on Justice issues. She is the President of Justice, the British arm of the International Commission of Jurists. She is a member of the Microsoft Technology and Human Rights Advisory Council and a member of The British Academy. She has stepped down as Principal of Mansfield college, Oxford and become the new Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University. Helena is currently Director of the Institute of Human Rights at the global lawyers organisation, The International Bar Association. She is working across the world on promoting and protecting human rights.
Kathy Lette is an Australian author, playwright and presenter, best known for her wit and satirical sense of humour. She is the Writer in Residence at the Savoy Hotel, London. Books include Puberty Blues, Mad Cow, Girls Night Out, Foetal Attraction, Nip and Tuck and Dead Sexy.
Nichola McAuliffe is an award-winning actress of stage and screen, as well as an author and playwright. She is best known for her role as Sheila Sabatini in the ITV comedy, Surgical Spirit.
Sir Jonathan Pryce CBE
Jonathan Pryce CBE studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has since been a dominant player both on the stage and screen. He has played musical comedy as well as dramatic roles to considerable effect. He was The Engineer in Miss Saigon, and Professor Higgins in the Royal National Theatre production of My Fair Lady, directed by Trevor Nunn. His many film roles include, Terry Gilliam’s futuristic satire Brazil, a villainous turn in Bond movie; Tomorrow Never Dies, and the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise with Johnny Depp.
Jon Snow has been the presenter of Channel 4 News for over 20 years, and a reporter for ITN since 1976. “I work in a medium in which the face is a vital element. That’s why I feel an affinity with the work of Saving Faces.” Jon is also a Trustee of the National Gallery and The Tate and so is especially interested in the art that has accompanied the Saving Faces launch. In 2014, Jon Snow acted as compere for the launch of the National Facial, Oral and Oculoplastic Research Centre, NFORC.
Ruth Rogers CBE
Ruth Rogers CBE set up the River Café in the late 1980s along with Rose Gray in collaboration with Richard Rogers’ (Ruth’s husband) architecture firm. It soon became a big hit, attracting food lovers from across London. It has spawned books of the River Café recipes from the menu, plus a cookery school. Ruth and Rose have also brought their love of Italian cuisine to TV and it was during the making of one programme that Jamie Oliver was discovered working in the kitchen. Another famous ex-member of the River Café staff is Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall.
I have watched my father, Elliott Bernerd, suffer enormously with mouth cancer. His dignity and strength have inspired me to want to get involved with this charity
John Miskelly was born in Comber, County Down, Northern Ireland. He founded JM Management Services Ltd in 1981 which delivers quality permanent and contract professionals to the IT departments of Blue Chip Financial Services organisations. John was involved in a number of charitable and public organisations. In the early 90’s he was Chairman of Stonewall, the gay and lesbian lobbying group. Also in the 90’s he was also Deputy Chair of Co-operation Ireland, a non-political and non-sectarian charity formed in 1979. Together with the international pianist Barry Douglas, John founded Camerata Ireland in 1998, the first all-Ireland chamber orchestra which has the joint patronage of Her Majesty The Queen and The President of Ireland. He is a keen golfer (9 handicap) and has been an Arsenal FC member and supporter for over 40 years.
Nicholas Kalavrezos is a Head and Neck Reconstructive Surgeon at the University College London Hospital with a background in Oral and Maxillo-Facial surgery. Nicholas is also the Lead Head and Neck Sarcoma Surgeon for the London Sarcoma Service. He was born in Athens where he completed his undergraduate studies in medicine and dentistry before his formal training in Zurich Switzerland. He came to the UK in early 1998 with a sole interest of training in head and neck surgical oncology. He achieved this by working with the most eminent surgeons of that time including Iain Hutchison. Since 2002 he has been at the forefront of head and neck and sarcoma surgery as consultant at UCH. His role in the development of the specialty is recognized by his recent election as President of the European Association for Cranio-MaxilloFacial Surgery (EACMFS) for 2024-26.
Rima Horton is a politician and academic who served as Councillor on the Kensington and Chelsea London Borough Council until 2006. During her tenure as councillor, she served as its Chief Whip and as a spokesperson on education. Following this she worked as a Senior Economics Lecturer at Kingston University in London, retiring in 2012. Rima has served on the Board of Directors of children’s charity The Making Place and on the Board of Trustees of the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill. She was married to the late actor and dedicated Saving Faces Parton, Alan Rickman.