Audrey and Jack Ladeveze

President and Vice-President

Jack Ladeveze was the Foundation’s Chairman from inception, in 1974, until 2020, when he stepped down at the age of 90.

Jack is a Chartered Accountant, and Chaired the Linder family company, Coubro and Scrutton Ltd, subsequently Industrial Partners Ltd. He obtained his Masters degree at the age of 88.

Audrey spent her working life in the travel industry, most of the time with Swissair, being the Manager of Swissair’s Tariff Department in the UK.

Jack and Audrey were close friends of Leslie and Enid Linder.

In recognition of their years of service and extraordinary contribution as trustees to the Linder Foundation, the trustees conferred the titles of President and Vice President of the charity to Mr and Mrs Ladeveze, respectively, in 2021.

Johnny Fountain


The Linder Foundation’s chairman, Johnny Fountain has over twenty years’ experience in the charity sector.

His career started in the military before moving into fundraising and business development for medical research and education. He has led two successful multi-million-pound capital campaigns and has particular interest in medical research. Johnny helped establish the first national network of clinical trials centres for surgery in the UK and most recently set up and led a new clinical research centre for one of the country’s leading mental health providers. Johnny has sat on a number of charitable boards in the field of arts, education and research.

Michael Butler

Michael has been a trustee of the Linder Foundation since 1994 and acts as its Honorary Treasurer.

Michael is a Chartered Accountant and former audit partner at leading City and UK firm, Moore Stephens, where he specialised in providing regulatory, governance and risk management advice to clients in the insurance industry. He was the firm’s Head of Compliance and its Ethics Partner from 2010 to 2019.

Michael is now building a career as a non executive Director specialising in Audit and Risk committee roles.

Carole Cook

Carole has been a Partner at Forsters in London for over fifteen years and is a member of The Law Society. She is a specialist on tax, trusts, estate succession and philanthropic matters in both the UK and overseas.

Amanda Smith

Amanda Smith qualified as a solicitor at City firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and went on to specialise in employment law. She now works in business development for a major regional law firm. Amanda has been on the organising committee for a Midlands shopping fair for many years raising money for cancer related charities. She also sits as a Magistrate and takes an interest in early interventions and the rehabilitation of offenders.

Henrietta Buxton

Henrietta is a partner on the family farm in Hertfordshire. She takes a special interest in the Higher Tier Countryside Stewardship scheme and woodland works. She is an Ambassador of the Hertfordshire Community Foundation and sits on an East Herts Rural Policing Committee. As the mother of four sons, young people and their opportunities and challenges are of great interest. Photography, especially wildlife, is a big part of her life and she enjoys, and learns, from the many people she meets and converses with on her travels.