Portrait of AFC founder Belinda Gray at Helmingham Hall

Belinda Gray

The founder, CEO and a trustee of AFC, an ex-nursing sister and garden lecturer.

Portrait of sculpture curator Nick Crocker in Helmingham's Great Hall

Nick Crocker

Head of sculpture, AFC trustee and interior design owner of Red House Textiles near Woodbridge.

Julia Scowsill

AFC sculpture curator, and manages our online auctions. Works as an image consultant and stylist away from AFC.

Amanda Deacon

AFC volunteers recruitment and exhibition planning since 2016 with a degree in History of Art.

Portrait of artist and team member Simon Turner at Helmingham Hall

Simon Turner

Assists with events planning and exhibition hanging for AFC whilst making ceramics and teaching Art & Design at a school in London.

Jacqui Mayne

AFC sculpture curator and fundraising committee member. Jacqui is also an active grandmother to 8 little girls.

Mandy Leeson

Assists with exhibition and events planning for AFC and leads our Art Army initiative. Owns homewares shop Vanil in Woodbridge.

Jean Blackwood-Pugh

Jean assists in the committee with AFC events planning whilst co-ordinating volunteers and our catering.

Portrait of team member Sharon Chin at Helmingham Hall

Sharon Chin

Generates Art Army activities and makes events decorations. Sharon is an ex Practice Nurse currently finishing an Art Foundation Diploma.

Portrait of team member Suzi Clogg holding an umbrella

Suzy Clogg

Organises AFC events catering and assists with volunteers recruitment. Originally worked as a radiographer.

Lauren Vince

AFC designer and marketing support. Recent History of Art (MA) graduate at the University of York and freelance designer.

The Trustees

Alex Gray

Retired Chief Executive Officer of Clarksons Futures.

Ilyena Froud

Consultant radiologist at Suffolk Hospital Trust, Ipswich.

David Sutton

Retired banker.

Claire Burgess

Senior Accountant.