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Sarah Branquinho, Chair of Trustees


Sarah Branquinho is a businesswoman and became involved in founding Lotus Flower Trust after her son had a life-changing experience working on a school in the Himalayas with John Hunt. She is an active fund raiser for the Trust and visits projects in development whenever possible.

Erik Juul-Mortensen


Erik Juul-Mortensen, a founding Trustee, has enjoyed a successful career in international business and is currently President of TFWA, a global trade association representing brands in the $60 bn international duty free and travel retail industry. The Association supports many charities and has funded several schools through Lotus Flower Trust.  Erik is also on the board of three regional trade associations as well as on the Duty Free World Council.

John Wilbourn


John Wilbourn is a retired international business manager, having worked in both East and West Africa, South America, the Far East and the Indian sub-continent. Since retirement he has worked with several charities and educational establishments in the UK and overseas. He has also held governorships in five state schools.

Dr Ann Hunt

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Dr Ann Hunt is a retired Community Paediatrician who has worked with Lotus Flower Trust as a Trustee and office support since it’s inception. For 6 years after retiring she was the Medical Advisor and Education Manager in a Leadership Development charity working in India and other developing countries.

Dr Jamie Hill

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Dr Jamie Hill was a VSO in Thailand as a school leaver before university and medical school;  he served a short service commission as a doctor in the Royal Navy before entering General Practice in Scotland. Jamie has been able to contribute expeditionary medical experience to the Trust.

Richard Wollaston

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Richard Wollaston was formerly the senior partner of Wollastons. In the elite Leading Lawyers list, he is a consultant in the company’s corporate team, acting on company acquisitions and sales, reconstructions and commercial deals of all sorts. He was introduced to the charity by school friend Dr Jamie Hill and has a keen interest in the Himalayan region.

Sam Hart


Sam Hart is a former army officer who now teaches at Winchester College. He took part in the School’s first expedition with the Lotus Flower Trust in 2010 and has since led two further expeditions.  He has worked hard to develop the School’s relationship with the Trust, coordinating annual expeditions and fundraising efforts.