The Coverdale Trust Trustees

Supporting Christian Artists Internationally

The Coverdale Trust Trustees

John Pettifor - Chairman

JohnJohn has recently been appointed as Chairman of the Trust and is looking forward to guiding Coverdale through its next journey. John invests and works with companies that have strong growth ambitions, working with the CEO and the board to deliver outstanding business performance.

He is also involved with many community projects helping to bring communities together. He is passionate about the power of the arts to break down barriers and deliver thought provoking messages and feels that Coverdale is an excellent vehicle with which to achieve these objectives.

Anne Pettifor - Secretary

AnneAnne is married to John and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.  Having spent half her working life in a Solicitors office and the other half in schools she gave up paid work some years ago to concentrate on the voluntary sector.   Anne is an Authorised Lay Minister in Pastoral work, working within the Papworth team of Churches.  She feels passionate about the power of using the arts as a means of reaching out to people.

David Rowe

David is currently Vicar of Christ Church in Winchester where he was licensed in November 2015.  Prior to that he served as Warden of the Lee Abbey Community in North Devon for seven years.  He has been a member of Breadrock Theatre Company in the past and has led a variety of community theatre projects in local churches and parishes.  He has worked alongside Adrian, Steven and Dave in a variety of ministry opportunities through Lee Abbey.  He is a passionate storyteller and speaker.


Edmund Newell

EdmundEdmund Newell is Principal of Cumberland Lodge, an education centre in Windsor Great Park. A priest in the Church of England, he was previously Canon Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral and Sub-Dean of Christ Church, Oxford. He is the author of several books and articles in the fields of theology, ethics and history. He has a keen interest in the relationship between religion and the performing arts, and his work in this area has been featured on BBC Radio 4 and Premier Radio.

Martin Lloyd Williams

Martin lives in Brighton and is married to Jackie. He has had an interest in the arts for a long time and enjoys visiting galleries and discovering new music particularly via Radio Three's World Music programmes.  In his spare time he can often be found on the Sussex Downs or at Hove Cricket Ground.

Robin Windsor

robinRobin has two children who are both married and has one young grandson. Married to Fiona he lives in Sussex were she is the Archdeacon of Horsham. Robin works in local government currently within Strategic Assets looking to maximise the benefit gained from the county’s property portfolio.
Having enjoyed and benefited from the work of the artists supported by Coverdale he is delighted to have the opportunity to give something back through the role of trustee.