The Lord Lingfield, Kt, MEd, DLitt, DL, is the chairman of the Trustees of ARNI. He is a distinguished educationalist who led the movement for school autonomy in Great Britain. He was for six years, in the 1980s, Director-General of St John Ambulance. He is the Chairman of the League of Mercy, a charity to encourage voluntary work in the field of caring for the sick and disabled. In 2006 his appointment as Knight Principal (Chairman of the Knights’ Council) was approved by Her Majesty the Queen.