Our Trustees

The work of Trailblazers is lead by a team of fun, experienced and talented people, of which some are paid and many support us voluntarily. Here are our Board of Trustees & Patrons, who are all incredibly influential and well connected individuals who give their time voluntary to help us to steer and lead the work of the charity.
Johnny Cameron
Johnny Cameron
With a Honours degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford and a Masters Degree in Management from M.I.T., Johnny worked in Asia and then for Mckinsey. He spent 25 years as a banker, latterly as a Director of Royal Bank of Scotland. He is now a part-time Senior advisor to Gleacher Shacklock and undertakes a range of non-executive roles. He has been a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers in Scotland, and a member of the International Advisory Board of the British American Chamber of Commerce, the British Olympic Advisory Board and the CBI Task force on Higher Education.
Rowena Dyson
Rowena Dyson
Rowena is currently in the final stages of completing her degree in Business Studies through the Open University, whilst working in an Events Management role. Rowena has personal first-hand experience of the criminal justice system and has a real understanding of the pressures and concerns of young people whom find themselves in prison; a cohort she feels is often misunderstood and misrepresented in todays society. Rowena hopes to pass on the inspiration she has taken from those already involved in Trailblazers and add another young voice to the board. Similar to James Adepoju, Rowena joined the board in 2012 following a recruitment campaign to attract more young trustees members to become part of our board.
Paula Rogers
Paula Rogers
Chairman
Paula Rogers's presence on the Board of Trustees at Trailblazers since 2008, brings considerable experience of working with offenders, the voluntary sector, and accountability within publicly funded organisations. During her 15 years at the BBC, Paula oversaw many significant projects and change programmes. As a Senior Producer at BBC Radio 2, she has worked with many of the biggest names in entertainment, managed the network's station sound, and produced the BBC Children In Need radio event. Joining the National Offender Management Service as a Senior Manager in 2007, Paula developed and launched the National Prison Radio Service, overseeing a 24 hour radio station which serves the needs of prisoners across England and Wales. Having previously sat on the Board of Trustees of the Prison Radio Association, Paula has an acute understanding of third sector working within the Criminal Justice System, and with experience as a respite and emergency foster carer for vulnerable children, and as a tutor of young offenders, Paula demonstrates her passion for improving the lives of disadvantaged and disenfranchised young people.
Sarah Watkins
Sarah Watkins
Educated at Nottingham Trent University with a Honours degree in Law and Criminology, Sarah is currently a Trainee Governor with the prison service at the Cookham Wood secure Juvenile estate. She is on the fast track graduate HMPS scheme which will see her becoming a prison Governor in the next four years. Sarah is leading our youth participation work and will support the appointment of a further Young Trustee to our board.
Robert Woolf
Robert Woolf
Treasurer
Commercially skilled executive with a track record of taking control of complex business situations that require restructuring to deliver viable solutions. Expertise in project development, financing, contract negotiation and development of teams. Board level P&L accountability and experience of operations management. Robert is Chairman and trustee of the Foundation Training Company - an offender resettlement charity. He is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) with a BA in Economics & Economic History.