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Algy Cluff OBE, DL

Chairman and Founder

Algy Cluff was chairman of the War Memorials Trust from 2003 until 2014, served in the Grenadier Guards and Independent Parachute Company seeing active service in West Africa, Cyprus and Borneo, was Honorary Colonel of the 3rd Battalion of the Prince of Wales’s Royal Regiment a, Governor of the Commonwealth Institute, Chairman of the National Army Museum and Vice President of the Army Benevolent Fund.


Brigadier Matt Maer DSO, MBE


Brigadier Matt Maer had a 27 year Army career, during which he undertook 8 operational tours, including in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. He commanded his Regiment in Iraq his unit had the distinction of the most attacked in the British Army since the Korean War. When not with his Regiment Matt served in a number of Intelligence appointments, including twice in Defence Intelligence and the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre.

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Blondel Cluff CBE


Blondel Cluff is the Chief Executive of the West India Committee from 2010 to the present day. She is the representative of Anguilla to the UK and EU, Chair of the London branch of the HLF, Member of the Advice Committee on the Royal Mint, Trustee of Princes Trust, Freeman of the City of London and co-author of several works on the Caribbean.


Hubert Picarda QC


Described as the doyen of charity lawyers Hubert Picarda was president of Charity Law Association from 1992-2005. For over four decades he has appeared or advised in many historic and tricky charity cases and has litigated the highest tribunals as well as in the Charity Tribunal.  He is the author of Law and Practice Relating to Charities (2014),  soon to go into a 6th edition, and has written articles on that subject in many other legal periodicals and The Spectator. He has lectured on charity and corporate insolvency  law (another of his specialties) in Malaysia, Singapore, the Cayman Islands, Australia, Canada and Europe as well as making pro bono submissions to the Government and regulators.  

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Richard Kellaway CBE


Richard Kellaway was commissioned as an Officer of Customs and Excise in 1966 and enjoyed 33 years service with HM Customs and Excise. He specialised in investigation work but held other senior positions in the Department including Chief Staff Inspector, Head of Bermuda Customs and Head of Security and Estates. His final post was as Chief Investigation Officer when he headed the National Investigation Service comprising about 2000 people whose principal role was to investigate drug smuggling, tax fraud and money laundering. In 1999 he was appointed the Drugs and Serious Crime adviser to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

In 2000 he was appointed the Director General of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and held that post until his retirement in 2010