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CCF Trustees

David Burrowes MP

CCF Parliamentary Chairman
Before entering parliament in 2005, David worked as a solicitor for the Enfield firm Shepherd Harris and Co, specialising in criminal law. He was an advocate in police stations and Courts in Enfield, Haringey and Hertfordshire. In 1994, David was elected as the youngest councillor in the London Borough of Enfield representing Trent Ward. During the next 8 years David held a number of positions in the Conservative Group. He was elected as Member of Parliament in May 2005. While in Opposition he was the Shadow Justice Minister with responsibility for youth justice and victims. He is now Parliamentary Private Secretary to Oliver Letwin MP, Minister for Government Policy. David is particularly interested in the policy areas of the criminal justice system; drugs, family policy and international human rights. David is married to Janet and has six young children.

Jeremy Lefroy MP

Jeremy Lefroy was elected as the MP for Stafford in May 2010. Prior to this, he had worked since 1986 in the coffee and cocoa business, including for eleven years in Tanzania. He attends Newcastle-under-Lyme Baptist Church where he helps with the young people’s work. He is a co-founder and trustee of the charity Equity for Africa and serves as a non-executive director of the fair trade company Twin. He is a Trustee and supporter of Stafford Works, a charity that seeks to tackle unemployment - for more information, their website. He and Janet live with their two children in Keele, Staffordshire.

John Glen MP

John is MP for Salisbury and is currently PPS to Eric Pickles - Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. Working as a Magistrate in Westminster from 2006 he has an interest in issues impacting young people. John has served on the Board of the Centre for Policy Studies, was Director for the Conservative Research Department and has served on the House of Commons Defence Committee. In 2001, John stood for Parliament in Plymouth Devonport as one of the youngest candidates.

Jim Penberthy

With business interests in mining, IT, and publishing, Jim is in early stage investment encouraging economic growth and social stability. He is a board member for several Christian charities covering homelessness, employability, eating disorders, and online advocacy for the Gospel. Jim creates jobs so people can look after their families, pay taxes as responsible citizens, and to support churches. He lives outside London and has four children and three grandchildren.

Cllr Mrs Mary Douglas

Mary Douglas has been a CCF Trustee since March 2008. She has been a county/unitary councillor for 9 years, and has held cabinet responsibility for children and families, adult social care, and culture. She chairs Wiltshire SACRE, and Salisbury Students Exploring Marriage. Previously, she worked for IBM in I.T. Mary is married to Phil, with two adult children and is a member of City Gate Church, Salisbury, a Pioneer church.

Guy Hordern MBE

Guy Hordern lives in Birmingham and is a single parent. He has been a City Councillor and Youth Court Magistrate and is currently Chairman of the Birmingham Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education. He is President of the Birmingham Ladywood Conservative Association and he wants to see Birmingham (and other large Cities) flourish following a Conservative renewal in Urban Local Government. He is an Anglican Lay Reader and worships at his local Parish Church. Guy was recognised in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours for his services to Community Relations in Birmingham.

Cllr Robin Millar

Robin worked internationally as an engineer before starting a business focused on transforming local government. Work helps reduce demands for expensive services including health and critical services to families and young people. Robin is an approved Parliamentary Candidate, an experienced Councillor and former Mayor of Newmarket. He led the multi-£M Home of Horse Racing project, co-founded the Newmarket Festival CIC and initiated the successful "Let's Read!" campaign in Newmarket schools.

Dr Mark Lloyd Davies

Mark has served as a Trustee of the CCF since 2004, and for the past 5+ years as its Vice Chairman. From 2008-2010, Mark campaigned as the Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate in Bristol South, and reduced the safe Labour majority from over 11,000 to 4,700. Today Mark is a Senior Director at the global multinational healthcare company, Johnson & Johnson. Mark has a PhD on climate change in Antarctica from the University of Amsterdam. Mark is married to Alexandra, has two young children, and is a member of All Saints Church in Laleham, Surrey where he runs the Men's Ministry.

Simon Day

Simon Day is the Conservative Party's Chief Operating Officer and Registered Treasurer.  He joined the Party in December 2009, after a 25 year career in professional services with Ernst & Young and BDO LLP.  Before joining the Party he was a Risk & Advisory Services Partner at BDO. Simon lives in Hampshire with his wife and two daughters.  They worship at the parish church of their daughter’s Church of England Primary School. Simon is also a member of the Audit Committee of the Commonwealth Secretariat (the executive arm of the Commonwealth) and a Trustee of the Conservative Party Archive.