Des Smith – Founder

Des has worked for a charity in a volunteer capacity for the last few years. It was this that compelled him to think about creating The Dylan Foundation and continuing his work in the sector. Des’ successful business career has ensured he knows exactly what it will take to ensure that The Dylan Foundation can deliver on its promises. Des is married with three children and lives in Norfolk.

Christian Hamilton

Christian met Des through work and has a background in the entertainment industry, though now he is in the sales and marketing profession. This means that Christian brings a wealth of knowledge in terms of creating the high-end events that The Dylan Foundation aspires to achieve.

Sara Mayhew

Sara is new to the role of trustee and volunteering for the charity sector, having built a successful career in HR. Sara’s naturally calm and methodical approach are key to The Dylan Foundation as there is much to do in terms of setting up the organisation! She lives in Suffolk with her two children.

Barry Dowman

Barry is a business associate and friend of Des’ and has built a successful career in Health and Safety law, setting up his own specialist office of Health and Safety experts providing support to businesses in East Anglia. Barry is also new to volunteering as a trustee but brings enthusiasm, creativity and very good local connections to the Board. Barry lives in Suffolk with his wife and two children.