In addition to the board of trustees, the Boleskine House Foundation has a growing list of team members whose skills and expertise in various areas of specialty help to make our vision a reality. Their professional experience ranges from global software development and corporate consulting, to graphic design and digital 3D imaging, to over two decades worth of training in publishing and production. We are truly indebted to their contributing skills and knowledge in their respective specialisations along with their passion to see Boleskine House restored.
Bio: Andy graduated in Law in 1989 and has spent has spent his life working in intelligence in a number of specialist roles. After retiring in 2014 he has dedicated much of his time to pursuing his interests in intellectual and spiritual pursuits. A bibliophile and avid collector of literature, Andy has volunteered his spare time to assist in building a library which will one day be held at Boleskine House upon its restoration being completed.
Interested parties in the Boleskine library project, whether you wish to donate or make suggestions to our future collection can contact Andy at [email protected].
Bio: Cecilia is an enthusiastic hobby gardener with a great passion of old houses and respectful building restoration. Founder of a consulting company, with 30 years of corporate experience from several large and complex IT development projects – spanning from various lines of businesses such as a global software development company, Telecom, Wholesale and Logistics.
Cecilia will act on our advisory board for the foundation’s development and has volunteered to help design the Boleskine House gardens.
Bio: Rob is a media studies graduate with over 10 years of experience in multiple different fields in media. As a freelance CGI artist, he has sold an array of different types of 3D models to game developers, artists, and architects. He is also an artist and a graphic designer. He has designed posters, banners, and digital art for many different events. As a media expert, Rob’s primary passion is filmmaking, having produced multiple short films and documentaries over the years.
Rob intends to bring to the Boleskine House Foundation his expertise in all areas of digital media, ranging from social media, to graphic design, and consulting with our architects with 3D model imaging.
Bio: John brings more than 20 years’ experience in the design industry to the foundation. A seasoned typesetter and designer, he’s worked on projects such as Annual Reports for the Bank of England and brochures for the multi-million pound Gasholders development at King’s Cross in London. Outside of the design world, he has working experience of the non-profit and charity sector, including spending two years as the National Chairman of the Motorcycle Action Group, using his campaigning, management and lobbying skills to good effect. He is also a published writer having had columns in various magazines. He currently runs a technical print design consultancy.
John will be our publications specialist, applying his years of experience to generate greater awareness about our cause. Interested parties who wish to have their work featured in the anticipated bi-annual journal should write to John at [email protected].
Bio: After graduating in the History of Art in 2009, Elin began working as Librarian, Archivist and Collections Curator at The New Art Gallery Walsall, while also continuing her studies at the University of Birmingham. She achieved a Research Council Accredited M.Phil. in 2012, and began her PhD which included work in the Art Library and Art Education Department at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. In 2015, health issues prevented her from completing her PhD and she had to leave work. While undergoing years of invasive treatment and intense physiotherapy, Elin qualified as a Breathworks Instructor and Mindfulness-Based Pain Management Teacher and developed a keen interest in self-exploration and spirituality as a way to help her to live well with life-long pain and illness. She is also a keen drummer and enjoys drawing and sculpting. Elin will be assisting Andy in building the Boleskine House Library.
Bio: George is an interior designer who has worked in the UK and New York City for companies such as the Soho House Group and Roman and Williams Guild. He is well known for his work on hotels and his cutting edge styles which are able to effortlessly blend traditional interiors with the epitome of great style. George studied Architecture at Melbourne University and then went on to study Design at London’s University of the Arts. George will be heading the interior design element of the project and intends to curate a space that feels comfortable yet helps to express the unique interests and artful taste of Boleskine’s rich history. George specialises in establishing a versatile space that celebrates a certain savoir faire from an elevated, enlightened perspective – Old World classicism combined with the integration of contemporary design.