Brigadier Greville Bibby, CBE (Chairman)
Greville Bibby is a retired army officer and former Regimental Lieutenant Colonel Coldstream Guards. He has consulted for the NHS on leadership, and is currently Clerk for The Worshipful Company of Grocers. He has key experience of the military, military recovery, military operations, and management of charities and large organisations.
Pete Cawston (Treasurer)
Pete Cawston is a fund manager and brings financial experience to the board of Trustees. He also has a degree in Archaeology and Anthropology and is interested in mental health and PTSD.
Major-General James Michael Cowan CBE, DSO
James Cowan was a soldier for 32 years. Since leaving the Army, he has run The HALO Trust, the world’s leading charity clearing the debris of war. In addition to his military and government experience, he has a good understanding of the charity sector, a deep interest in the Napoleonic Wars and is anxious to help those soldiers who have been injured in recent conflicts.
Major Charles Foinette
Major Charles Foinette is a serving British army officer, and UCL archaeology graduate. A co-founder of Waterloo Uncovered, he has first-hand experience of the military, military recovery, and archaeology.
Eloise Fox is an Investment Fund Director and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. She has key experience in finance, international relationships, business, fundraising and accounting.
Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton LVO, MBE, DL
Jamie Lowther-Pinkerton is a retired army officer and former private secretary to Princes William and Harry. He currently works in business and acts as trustee for The Royal Foundation. His key experiences include the military, government, international relationships and charity management.
“My interests cover all of Waterloo Uncovered’s themes: since childhood I’ve been fascinated by archaeology, and when I was 12, my father took me to Waterloo to show me where two of my ancestors fought, one of whom was killed. We had tea with the farmer at Hougoumont, who showed us his jars full of musket balls — I was hooked!
Not only is Waterloo Uncovered a fascinating archaeology project: it also delivers veteran welfare and recovery, that have been a key focus of mine as a trustee of the Royal Foundation through initiatives like the Invictus Games and the Endeavour Fund.”
Michael Mitchell is a retired army officer, Belgian resident, and Board member of both Project Hougoumont (the Anglo-Belgian charity which funded the restoration of Hougoumont Farm) and The Waterloo Committee (dedicated to the preservation of the Waterloo battlefield). His key experiences include fundraising, battlefield preservation and Anglo-Belgian relations.
“Waterloo Uncovered is a unique example of archaeology providing both further insights into one of the world’s great battles and a means of support for the recovery of injured veterans. As a former soldier and someone with a keen interest in Waterloo and its preservation, the opportunity to become involved in this charity was most welcome.”
Tom Mollo is the CEO of Mollo, a reputation management firm, formerly a Partner at Bell Pottinger and before that an officer in the Coldstream Guards. He brings to WU his experience of PR and Reputation Management.
“As a former soldier with a life-long passion for the history of Waterloo I was thrilled to be asked to join the Waterloo Uncovered team. The charity’s combination of cutting edge archaeology on the battlefield and its innovative veteran support programme is unique and has already been a huge success with a strong following.”
Tim Schadla-Hall is a Reader in Public Archaeology at Institute of Archaeology UCL.
He brings to Waterloo Uncovered his experience in archaeology, museum and heritage management, charity management and public engagement and education. Tim is also a trustee of the National Museum of the Royal Navy.
“Archaeology, if conducted to the highest standards, is a better witness to the past than historical accounts. I have a long-standing view that archaeology – digging and related activity — is both therapeutic and stimulating, engaging all the senses. Waterloo Uncovered is all about quality archaeology, combined with quality care and it brings great results across a spectrum.”