Madeline Held MBE, Chair
Madeline has extensive knowledge of the learning and skills sector from her experience of twenty years as Director of LLU+, a professional development centre at London South Bank University with a national and international reputation. She was awarded an MBE for services to Adult Education in 2006 for her national role in furthering the Skills for Life strategy in post school education and training.
She is a qualified Corporal and Executive Coach and a member of the steering group of the Health Literacy Group UK. She is currently working as an educational consultant and evaluator on regional and national projects.
Professor David Webb, Vice Chair
Previously a Professor of Engineering at Leeds Metropolitan University, Dave is currently Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies and Director of the Praxis Centre in the School of Applied Global Ethics there. He became Chair of CND in 2010 and is also convenor of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space and a member of Scientists for Global Responsibility. He has been widely published on issues surrounding missile defence and the weaponisation of space, giving expert evidence to various bodies including the European Parliament.
Dr Linda Hugl, Company Secretary & Treasurer
Linda works professionally in business operations and finance for a small chemistry services company, following on from 20 years as a bench scientist in the pharmaceutical industry. She has been the Treasurer of CND for ten years, a voluntary position, and she was instrumental in the setting up of NET and has been a NET trustee since its inception.
Professor Cynthia Cockburn
Cynthia is a feminist researcher and writer. She is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Sociology, City University London, and an Honorary Professor in the Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, University of Warwick. She is also active in Women in Black against War and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom. Her research since 1995 has been on gender in processes of war and peace. Her books on this theme include: Antimilitarism: Political and Gender Dynamics of Peace Movements (Palgrave Macmillan 2012); From Where We Stand: War, Women's Activism and Feminist Analysis (Zed Books 2007); The Line: Women, Partition and the Gender Order in Cyprus (Zed Books 2004); and The Space Between Us: Negotiating Gender and National Identity in Conflict (Zed Books 1998). With Dubravka Zarkov she edited The Postwar Moment: Men, Masculinities and Peacekeeping (Lawrence and Wishart 2002).
Professor Richard Johnson
Richard Johnson taught Social History (1966-74) and Cultural Studies (1975-1993) at the University of Birmingham. He designed and taught a courses on cultural theory and identity and on Research Practice to MA and Ph.D students in the Faculty of Humanities, Nottingham-Trent University (from 1995 to his 'retirement' in 2004). He has researched and written widely on nineteenth social history, cultural theory, history-writing and memory, educational policy and practice, politics and neo-liberalism and nuclear power/nuclear weapons. He is active in Leicester CND and a member of CND national Council.
Professor Marjorie Mayo
Marjorie Mayo has worked in adult and community education and development, including working with trade unions and communities as a tutor at Ruskin College Oxford. She is currently based at Goldsmiths, University of London where her research includes a focus upon learning for active citizenship, and access to justice in disadvantaged communities. Her publications include: Imagining Tomorrow: Adult Education for Transformation(1997), Cultures, Communities, Identities: Cultural Strategies for Participation and Empowerment, (2000), Global Citizens, (2005), with Paul Hoggett and Chris Miller, The Dilemmas of Development Work, (2008) and with John Annette Taking Part?: Active Learning for Active Citizenship and beyond, (2010).
Peter Burt has been Project Director at Nuclear Information Service since 2009. With an academic and regulatory sector background in environmental management and 25 years experience in research on the UK's nuclear weapons, he undertakes the lead research and project management role for Nuclear Information Service.