Meet The Trustees
Sir Bruce D. MacPhail
Sir Bruce was Managing Director of P&O Steam Navigation Company from 1985 until his retirement in 2003. After retirement he continued in his role as Chairman of P&O Property Holdings,
where he oversaw, on a part-time basis, the realisation of the Group's international property development portfolio. He retired from this position in 2005. He received his B.A. in Mathematics from
Oxford University and his M.B.A. from Harvard. He is currently a Barclay Fellow of Templeton College, Oxford (where he was Chairman of the Council from 1992-5) and is Chairman of the Business
Advisory Forum of the Said Business School, Oxford.
In 1991 he became a Trustee of Balliol College, Oxford. In 1992 he was appointed a Life Governor and Member of Council of Haileybury. Sir Bruce was a Governor of the Royal Ballet School from 1982 to 1998. In 1994 he was appointed Trustee of The Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust. He is a Chartered Accountant and is a non-executive director of Intelligent Engineering Ltd, Chelsfield Partners LLP and Scarborough Minerals Plc. Knighted in 1992 for services to the shipping industry, Sir Bruce serves as Treasurer of the Coral Cay Conservation Charitable Trust.
Dr Owen Day
Dr Owen Day obtained his Bachelors in biochemistry from Oxford University in 1988, and his masters and doctorate in marine biology from the University of Wales in 1991 and 1996 respectively. He was a founder member and director of the Buccoo Reef Trust, an environmental NGO based in Tobago where he lived for eight years. He is now the Chief Technical Officer and Head of Biodiversity for the CARIBSAVE Partnership, a not-for-profit company with offices in Barbados, Jamaica, South-Africa and the UK.
He has spent the last 15 years developing programmes in marine research, education and conservation in the Caribbean, and more recently his work has focused on the impacts of climate change and the development of adaptation strategies. Much of this work has involved creating partnerships between the private sector, governments, communities and scientists in order to improve the management of coastal ecosystems and increase the sustainability of livelihoods and resilience of vulnerable communities. He is currently the leading the Caribbean Fish Sanctuary Partnership Initiative (C-FISH) a £2.1million UKaid funded project supporting Caribbean MPAs. Dr Owen Day is also involved in the production of documentary films, which he believes should play a greater role in making environmental sciences more accessible and relevant to the Caribbean public.
Gerardo L. Ledesma
Gerry is the founder of the Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc. (PRRCFI) and one of the founders of the Negros Forests and Ecological Foundation, Inc. (NFEFI), non-government and not-for-profit organisations dedicated to the conservation of the forests, wildlife, and the coastal zones. He is also presently a trustee for the Foundation for the Philippine Environment, a grant giving organisation with an endowment fund from a debt for nature swap.
Dr Andrew Phillips
Dr Andrew Phillips is Head of Systems at the London Multi-Asset Exchange (LMAX), where he is responsible for Technical Operations. LMAX brings the benefits of trading on a financial exchange
directly to the web browser of retail customers, using the latest technology to process orders in fractions of a second. Prior to joining LMAX he ran Operations, QA and Architecture teams at Betfair,
the world's leading sports betting exchange. He has a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the Department of Space and Climate Physics at University College London. At UCL he worked as a post doc on a variety of
space missions, including ESA's XMM and SOHO and the Japanese/NASA Solar-A (Yohkoh) spacecraft, eventually being the manager of the Solar Data Archive Centre.
He has a strong interest in Marine Conservation, which started with a Coral Cay Conservation expedition to Belize in 1989, and expande through further expeditions to Belize, the Philippines and elsewhere. He continues to provide technical advice to the Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation.