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Denis Gunn
National President - Denis Gunn

Denis became involved with COPS in 2004 following the death on duty of his son PC Richard Gunn, Surrey Police. He has been a trustee since 2010 and is also a trustee of the Police Roll of Honour Trust. Denis took on the role of President in 2014.

Jan Berry QPM
CHAIR – Jan Berry QPM

Jan is the former Chair of the Police Federation of England & Wales and has been a strong supporter of COPS since it was founded in 2003. She became a trustee in 2011 and Chairman in 2014.

Rob Atkin
Rob Atkin MBE

Rob is a Chief Superintendent with the Metropolitan Police Service. He has supported the charity from its formation and is one of the main organisers of the annual Police Unity Tour UK. He became a trustee in 2014.

Sir Peter Fahy QPM
Sir Peter Fahy QPM

Sir Peter was formerly Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police. He had long been a supporter of the charity but following the murders of two of his officers in 2012 he expressed a desire to become more involved and became a trustee in 2014.

Mick Foster QPM
Mick Foster QPM

Mick is a retired Assistant Chief Constable of the West Midlands Police and National Crime Squad. He has supported COPS since its formation becoming a trustee in 2007 and serving as Chairman from 2008 till 2014.

Ali Gibb
Ali Gibb

Ali is a retired Metropolitan Police officer and became involved with COPS in 2010 following the death on duty of his son PC Daniel Gibb who served in the same force. Ali became a trustee in 2013.

Angela Ham
Angela Ham

Angela is a Manager at the National Memorial Arboretum where the annual COPS Service of Remembrance is held. She has been involved with the charity since its formation and became a trustee in 2005.

Sir Keith Povey QPM
Sir Keith Povey QPM

Sir Keith was formerly Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary. He became COPS first Patron in 2006 and a trustee in 2012.

Chris Sims OBE QPM
Chris Sims OBE QPM

Chris was formerly Chief Constable of West Midlands Police. He has been an ardent supporter of the charity for many years and became a trustee in 2009.

Annabel Poate-Joyner
Annabel Poate-Joyner

Annabel is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with more than 25 years of professional experience. She is Director and Lead Consultant of APJ Psychological Consulting, providing independent clinical, medico-legal and expert witness services in the UK and abroad, including the Specialist Psychological Occupational Health & Therapy Service (SPOTS) for Police Officers and Military Personnel. Annabel became a Trustee in July 2016.

Stuart Turner
Stuart Turner

Stuart is a seasoned executive in professional and voluntary roles in the education and training arena. He has worked at the very highest levels with government departments and other organisations, has contributed to several strategic reviews as both the expert advisor and the lead on establishing skills frameworks and national occupational standards. Stuart has also had experience as a bereavement counsellor for the RAF and the military firefighters’ service. He became a Trustee in July 2016.

Don Speakman
Don Speakman

Don has been involved with COPS for more than 9 years. A former Police Officer of 35 years’ service, Don attended his first COPS weekend following the death of his son Jonathan in 2005. Don has given his time to COPS on several committees so instinctively understands the role of Survivor Trustee. He brings significant experience of managing voluntary organisations through his senior roles at county sports associations and at Chester Boughton Hall CC. Don became a Trustee in July 2016.

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