Our Team

The Friends were formed by volunteers and they continue to be at the heart of our work.

We are led by our Trustee board:

  • Alan Mosley – Chair
  • Richard Bonella
  • Peter Dunhill
  • Fiona Fortune
  • Tim Jenkins
  • David Purslow
  • Sarah Raper
  • Penny Ward

If you are interested in joining our trustee board please contact Alan Mosley  for more information. We are particularly interested in people with legal experience and commercial acumen, to complement our existing skill sets. 

They are supported by:

Staff Team


Marianne Blaauboer

[email protected]


Richard Benjamin

[email protected]

01743 360213

Volunteer's Forum

The Forum supports the volunteers in providing a channel of communication with the board and management on all aspects of the Friends’ operations. These can include, but are not exclusive to: visitor centre operations, training for volunteers, social activities for volunteers, recommendations on fundraising activities, community engagement, customer services and presentations.

The Forum is a sounding board and information sharing platform, managing its own affairs and where appropriate taking on delegated responsibilities. It also offer volunteers an opportunity to socialise and generate ideas.

To see a copy of the Forum Terms of Reference click here


Volunteers will always be an inherent part of the Friends and the wider Flaxmill Maltings story. All of our project and activities involve volunteers at every level. Find out more about how to get involved with volunteering here.