The Team


Alison Strachan – Chairman.  Alison is Bindery Director of Shepherds Bookbinders Ltd and has worked there for 25 years.  Through her work at Shepherds, she became closely involved in the running of the BBV courses     and has been chairing the BBV committee for three years.    



Lady Sally Gregory –  Volunteer. 

Having ‘lived the military life’ for over 35 years, I have a strong feel for some of the challenges faced by servicemen and women leaving the services and am keen to help those who need some assistance.  As a teacher and craft lover, I also find book binding as therapeutic as those who I instruct on the basic introductory sessions.                                                                                             


Jonathan Powell – Treasurer.  A former army officer with 40 years service who, with Rob Shepherd the  Managing Director of Shepherds Bookbinding, founded the charity Bound by Veterans. He now works full time as a bookbinder.




  • Robert East – Communications Manager
  • Rob Shepherd – Development Manager
  • Andy Harrison – Webmaster
  • Wendy Lagden – WIS Training Administrator
  • Nicole Lander – Fundraising Consultant