Trustees

There are currently 5 Trustees representing the interests of WHF in its charitable status.

Peter Sampson ~ Peter has been involved with Big Cats for over 30 years. His passion has always been for the big cats and when PWP was setup 30 years ago it was always an ambition to setup a breeding centre of excellence, run as a charity not as a business for profit. WHF is not opened to the general public – it was designed as a peaceful and select breeding location with pre-arranged guest entry.

Lynn Whitnall ~ Lynn is the CEO of PWP. She has been involved in wildlife for most of her life. In addition to being a trustee of WHF, Lynn is also a Director of Parkside Leisure and PWP. She sits on the committee Charity of Friends for PWP. Lynn works closely with BIAZA, she is particularly focused on education and is a member of BIAZA’s council; the Association’s governing body.

Matt Brady ~ Matt is a former English footballer who played in the football league for Barnet and Wycombe Wanderers. Matt setup Limelight Access Lifestyle in 2005 which is an exclusive and bespoke Personal Assistant service designed for people within the worlds of Sports and Entertainment.  Matt’s responsibilities include networking with potential sponsors and connections. 

Sir Eric Peacock ~ Eric is Chairman of the global furniture business Halo International and also Chairman of Buckley Jewellery, Stevenage Packaging Ltd and Boxford Holdings Ltd a leisure, Fruit farming and golf business in Suffolk.  He is Non Executive Director of the Government board United Kingdom Export Finance and is Chairman of the Charities The Peacock Foundation, Uniqueness and the AB Trust.  He has a lifetime interest in animals, conservation and the environment.   Eric’s responsibility to establish a WHF London Committee with Matt, networking with potential sponsors for WHF.

Alan Marsh ~ Councillor Alan Marsh is currently the County Councillor for Herne and Sturry in Kent, covering a large and largely very rural area. Before becoming involved in local politics, Alan worked as a pilot in both passenger and cargo industries and clocked up 19,000 hours flying time during the course of his career. He has held 17 different flying licenses. Alan’s responsibilities at WHF include liaison with Kent County Council and input to the finance committee.

Alan Philpott, Company Secretary and Treasurer ~ previously an international banker working for a Nordic bank. Alan has held this role since the formation of WHF. His responsibilities include compliance with charity commission best practice, company legislation and marketing.