Board Members

An experienced and diverse Board of Trustees ensure that Good Vibrations is well-governed and best able to work effectively now and in the future.

Stieve Butler

Stieve Butler

Stieve is Head of Learning & Skills at CfBT, an Education Trust, which works with education and IAG (Information and Guidance) projects worldwide. She is presently based at Huntercombe Prison, where she was previously the Learning and Skills Officer; her remit included developing and overseeing the arts programme.


Dr Laura Caulfield

Dr Laura Caulfield

Laura is Head of Research and Consultancy and Subject Leader for Psychology in the School of Society, Enterprise and Environment at Bath Spa University.

She is an expert in the evaluation of programmes in the criminal justice system, and much of her work has focused on assessing the impact of the arts and other non-traditional programmes.


Bruce Cole

Bruce Cole

Bruce Cole is currently Fellow in Community Music at the University of York where he teaches undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of work ranging from early years and schools to social care. He has a special interest in prison education and has taught and managed music projects in several secure institutions as well as drug support centres and parole hostels.

As a composer he has worked in the music industry, concert hall, theatre, TV and circus. He is also a Chief Examiner for A level music and has authored six classroom resource publications.


Jo Garner

Jo Garner

Jo is the UK Director of GDA, communications experts based in the UK and Australia. GDA works with industry leading clients across a range of sectors including charities, healthcare and criminal justice. GDA has supported Good Vibrations in a pro-bono capacity for a number of years now.

Jo has worked in marketing and communications for over 20 years, managing high profile projects for clients ranging from Audi to Marks & Spencer, from NHS England to HMP Doncaster. Her simple, effective and powerful communication strategies have heightened brand exposure, increased sales and driven greater stakeholder engagement.

Jo also volunteers for the Shannon Trust at HMP Oakwood working with prison staff and mentors to support and grow the peer-to-peer reading plan - helping prisoners to teach other prisoners to read.


Keith Palmer

Keith Palmer

Keith has been designing and running arts, comedy, education and personal development programmes for 20 years, including for The Princes Trust, The Actors Centre, The ICA, Arts Education, The British American Drama Academy and The National Youth Theatre.

He founded The Comedy School in 1998, which uses comedy to stimulate personal creativity, encourage social skills and improve literacy. The Comedy School provides workshops for aspiring stand-up comedians, runs many projects with young people, and has also worked extensively in prisons.


Pro Bono Advisors

We have two pro bono advisors who kindly give their time and expertise to help improve our organisation.

Sara Longmuir

Sara Longmuir

Sara is Director of Finance and Investment at The LankellyChase Foundation. She is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in finance roles as well as in business and executive coaching. Earlier in her career Sara acted as volunteer tutor for the Outward Bound Trust City Challenge courses, working with young offenders.


Lisa Marie Roca

Lisa Marie Roca

Lisa Marie is a strategic policy and legal advisor currently working at the Security Industry Authority, an NDPB which regulates the private security industry. She started her career as an advisor to the Shadow Lord Chancellor and Shadow Home Office Minister and went on to qualify as a barrister and solicitor specialising in public law and regulation with a brief stint advising the insurance industry on government and legal matters.

Lisa Marie has worked with a number of regulators whilst working in private practice with Bates Wells & Braithwaite and made the move in-house just over two years ago.


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