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The Priory Council of Trustees

  • Prior – Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis CBE DL KStJ DL

    Prior – Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis CBE DL KStJ DL
    Prior – Surgeon Rear Admiral Lionel Jarvis CBE DL KStJ DLCopyright Museum of the order of St john, London X

    Dr Lionel Jarvis was educated at Guy’s Hospital University of London, before joining the Royal Navy. Lionel has won many awards throughout his career and from 1993-2003 he was Commanding Officer of Royal Hospital Haslar.

     Through a series of higher command posts in the UK Armed Forces, as well as deployed operational activity in a number of conflict areas, Lionel received operational medals from UK Government, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the State of Kuwait. In 2006, he was appointed Honorary Surgeon to Her Majesty The Queen, which he held until 2012.

    Dr Jarvis was admitted as Officer Brother of the Order of St John in 2012 and promoted to Knight of the Order in May 2016; from June 2016 he was appointed Prior of England and the Islands of the Most Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem, and Chair of St John Ambulance.

  • Dean – The Very Reverend Nicholas Frayling CStJ

    Dean – The Very Reverend Nicholas Frayling CStJ
    Dean – The Very Reverend Nicholas Frayling CStJCopyright Museum of the order of St john, London X

    Nicholas’s ordained ministry has been spent in South London as a Parish Priest; in Merseyside as Precentor of Liverpool Cathedral and then as Rector of Liverpool; and in Sussex as Dean of Chichester Cathedral until 2014. He served for more than 15 years on the old St John Council for Merseyside.

    Prior to ordination, Nicholas trained for retail management, and was a Welfare Officer at H.M. Prison, Pentonville. His book Pardon and Peace – a reflection on the making of peace in Ireland, was published, to much acclaim, in 1995.

  • Chancellor – Michael Messinger LVO KStJ QPM DL

    Chancellor – Michael Messinger LVO KStJ QPM DL
    Chancellor – Michael Messinger LVO KStJ QPM DLCopyright Museum of the order of St john, London X

    Michael Messinger had a 40 year career as an officer in the Metropolitan Police Service. For the latter part of his time in the Met he was responsible for public event policing, emergency planning and consequence management policy and delivery across London. Director of the Metropolitan Police Friendly Society, Michael has been the Commander of St John Ambulance London since 2007.

    He became Chief Volunteer for St John Ambulance in April 2012 (having previously carried out the role in an acting capacity). He has also been a Trustee since June 2010.

    He was recently appointed Chancellor (February 2017) and before that was Chief Volunteer for St John Ambulance from 2012 – Jan 2017 (having previously carried out the role in an acting capacity). He has also been a Trustee since June 2010.

  • Chief Volunteer – Mrs Ann Cable MBE DStJ DL

    Chief Volunteer – Mrs Ann Cable MBE DStJ DL
    Chief Volunteer – Mrs Ann Cable MBE DStJ DLCopyright Museum of the order of St john, London X

    Appointed as a Trustee in 2017, Ann began her St John life as a Cadet and has been involved with the organisation ever since. Having run several successful Cadet Units, she went on to hold senior operational positions and was appointed the first female Commissioner for London St John Ambulance in 2008. She led the SJA volunteer resourcing for all major events in the capital during the period 2008 – 2013 including HM’s Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics and Paralympic Games. Ann went on to become National Volunteering Adviser and in 2017, she was appointed Chief Volunteer for St John Ambulance.

    Now retired from her professional life as a Headteacher and School Inspector, Ann also thoroughly enjoys her role as the Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Enfield.

  • Mr Stephen Frost CStJ

    Mr Stephen Frost CStJ
    Mr Stephen Frost CStJCopyright Museum of the order of St john, London X

    Stephen is a Chartered Accountant by training and is the senior partner of a general practice firm of Accountants in Wimborne. He first became involved with St John Ambulance in 2003 as County Treasurer for Dorset and continued in this post until June 2010 when he was appointed as Assistant and then County Commander for Dorset until the county joined the South West regional structure in December 2012.

    Stephen was appointed as a Lead Trustee, Finance for The Priory of England & the Islands in 2012. Away from national responsibilities Stephen holds an Advanced First Aid qualification and is a member of the Bournemouth & Poole St John Unit.

    Stephen still manages to hobble around a squash court most weeks and likes to spend his free time curled up with a good book.

  • Sir David Hempleman-Adams KCVO OBE KStJ DL

    Sir David Hempleman-Adams KCVO OBE KStJ DL
    Sir David Hempleman-Adams KCVO OBE KStJ DLCopyright Museum of the order of St john, London X

    David has been in the  chemical manufacturing business all of his life. An MD and Chairman of Robnorganic Systems, he is also a Non Executive Chairman of Global Resins and Chairman of Hempleman Investment Company, a commercial property company.

    David is a Non Executive Director of XP Power, a PLC company based in Singapore which manufactures in the USA,  Europe, China and Vietnam.

    David is a Trustee of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and the Royal Aero Club Trust.

    David’s hobby is adventure and he has some notable firsts. He was the first person to achieve the Explorers Grand Slam by climbing the highest mountain on each continent and getting to the North and South Magnetic and  Geographical Poles. He has reached the poles a record 16 times, and climbed Everest by the North and the South sides. He has a Pilot’s licence and has 46 Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) World Aviation records.

    David has been a Priory Council Trustee since August 2012.

  • Mrs Janet Gough OBE

    Mrs Janet Gough OBE
    Mrs Janet Gough OBECopyright Museum of the order of St john, London X

    Recently the Church of England’s Director of Cathedrals and Church buildings, Janet worked at Sotheby’s, in the City and other commercial and not-for-profit organisations. Janet has a MA in History and History of Art from Cambridge, has published on church buildings, and guided and lectured at the Victoria & Albert Museum. She was awarded an OBE for services to heritage in January 2017. She was appointed as a Trustee of the Priory at the beginning of July 2017.

  • Mr Neil Wood MBE

    Mr Neil Wood MBE
    Mr Neil Wood MBECopyright Museum of the order of St john, London X

    Neil is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and was for many years an audit partner focussed on the energy and utilities sector. In 2003, he joined London’s bid for the 2012 Olympics and stayed as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Board Member of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (“LOCOG”) until 2013. Neil is a management consulting partner in one of the UK’s largest professional services firms and holds a number of other charitable board positions.

    Neil was appointed as a Trustee of The Priory of England & the Islands on the 13 June 2017.

    Neil was awarded an MBE in the 2006 New Year’s honours for his services to the London 2012 bid.

  • Ms Margaret Coleman

  • Ms Jayne Mee MStJ

  • Dr David Reeves

  • Mr David Springthorpe MStJ

  • Mr Mohan Mansigani

  • Mr Matt Stevenson-Dodd