Biographies Trustees


Robert Anthony Edmondson, MS, FRCS

Robert Anthony Edmondson has been a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at Kings College Hospital, London, UK, since 2000. He also acts as Honorary Consultant at Guys and St Thomas' NHS Trust and University Hospital Lewisham, London.
He underwent his medical education at King’s College Hospital, University of London, receiving his MB, BS in 1984 and MS in 1994. He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS) in 1988.
Dr Edmondson was Consultant Vascular Surgeon at University Hospital Lewisham from 1995 to 2000, and served as Senior Registrar in General Surgery from 1984 through 1995 at a number of South Thames hospitals, including King's College, St James’, The Brook, The Hammersmith, The Brompton, Lewisham, and Guy’s Hospitals, London; Bromley Hospital,
Kent; and Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, UK. 

Scott Lidbetter

Rear Admiral Scott Lidbetter left the Royal Navy as Head of the Fleet Air Arm in 2003 and has been working as a headhunter in the charity and non-profit sectors since that time.

In addition to his work in Executive Search, he is Chairman of the Fleet Air Arm Officers’ Association, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, Council Member of the Air League, Freeman of the City of London, Freeman of the Company of Security Professionals, and a member of the Risk & Security Management Forum.


Marcus Vere

Two-time Ivor Novello Award nominee Marcus Vere began his songwriting career in 1987 with Living In A Box, the blue-eyed soul band he co-founded. Their first, eponymous single reached number 5 in March of that year and was a hit throughout the world. Numerous Top 40 hits followed, notably "Blow The House Down" (number 10) and "Room In Your Heart" (number 5), before Marcus began writing for other artists. From ABC, Tom Jones, and Lisa Stansfield to Heaven 17 and the Eurovision Song Contest, Marcus continued his Top 40 songwriting success throughout the 1990s.

By 2000 Marcus had moved to New York to work with the Warner Brothers label London Records, helping to develop new artists. Following the birth of his three children, Marcus wanted to turn his talents to the children's sector, and so started, with his wife Laetitia, the television production company Little Big TV in 2004. The husband-and-wife team wanted to create something entertaining yet educational, which was live action as opposed to cartoon-based. They came up with the "Here Comes A...!" series, which has won a major industry award every year since the first programme was released. Marcus continues to oversee new productions and writes all of the music for the programmes.

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