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The Foundation’s Ambassadors

Norman Jackson

Norman (aka Norrie) Jackson is originally from Edinburgh – and for the last 35 years has been Richmond based. He is an Adviser, Mentor, Non-Executive Director and Corporate Financier for SMEs (small and medium enterprises), working with more than 1,000 companies. Norman is currently a Partner in JFP Strategic Planning, a Director of Sunningdale Corporate Finance Limited and sits on the Board of London Scottish. He is also Business Correspondent for the River Tribe Magazine.  


Richard Poulter

Owning a publishing company specialising in Formula One, Moto GP and Wimbledon Tennis, he attended countless Grands Prix, working with teams, drivers and sponsors. His books sold worldwide and in 1985, his company was awarded The Queen’s Award for Export.  Joining  TVF in 2017, he helped arrange the Winter Ball and in 2018, produced TVF’s inaugural Sports Dinner which raised over £7,000.

Jan Meek

The only woman on the planet to have rowed an ocean and walked to a pole. More people have walked on the moon!  Jan has climbed Kilimanjaro in aid of the Foundation. Jan dedicates her life to public speaking, motivating others to achieving goals they never dreamed of, inspiring people regardless of their age, gender or size and fundraising for charity. Jan is proud to be an Ambassador of The Victoria Foundation.

Linda Duberley 

Linda is a media trainer and award winning journalist. During her career she has worked for major broadcasters including ITV, Fox News, CNBC Asia and Sky News. Linda has been an Ambassador for TVF since 2011 and is the MC at many of the charity's events.

Jane Curzon

Marketing and Media Consultant with a career spanning over 20 years including positions held at The Economist, Incisive Media (VNU), The National Magazine Company and CSquared.  Jane lives in Kingston with her husband and daughter, who has complex learning difficulties and mobility challenges, and is currently the Chair of Friends of Strathmore School whom The Victoria Foundation supports in providing mobility aids and equipment for students with special needs and disabilities. Jane has volunteered and supported the foundation over the past five years with various events and projects, she is a committee member of the annual winter ball, and has worked on numerous TVF media projects including video production and the most recent online streamed events - Jane is profoundly proud to have joined the foundation as its newest Ambassador.


Mary Sini

Co-owner and Global Sales Director at Naledi Copenhagen, an independent luxury brand. Mary supports many of the Foundation’s events and is a very active member of the committee which organises the annual black tie ball.

Alison Jee

Alison, of Alison Jee Associates  based in Twickenham, is a former PR professional.  She is now a food and drink writer for a number of publications,  as well as co-editor of RiverTribe magazine. She also helps judge for the Great Taste Awards, The Grocer Awards and The Academy of Chocolate.  Each year she sources many high value prizes for The Victoria Foundation’s black tie ball.


Ute Froehlich

With over 20 years of experience in global banking and insurance organisations, Ute is a seasoned professional who understands the intricacies of this ever-evolving sector. She is currently working for an executive coaching firm in Richmond (HIL).

Ute's commitment to making a positive impact extends beyond her professional responsibilities. For the past 4 years, she has actively volunteered and supported The Victoria Foundation, contributing her time and expertise to research, donor databank setup, and event organization. Additionally, Ute serves as a Committee member of the annual Winter Ball of the charity.

Ute's dedication extends to her involvement as a member of The Richmond Golf Club, where she actively contributes to maintaining relationships within the club.

Anna Staplehurst

Anna is the Foundation’s  youngest Ambassador and also a beneficiary of support from the charity. Anna regularly speaks at events explaining how the lightweight wheelchair the Foundation funded for her has changed her life.