Our Patrons

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People Patrons are highly regarded individuals who volunteer their time to further raise awareness of the charity’s work.

Our Patrons

Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Bt.

Sir Henry is the current Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. He is the grandson of Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, 6th Bt who held the same position from 1954 to 1961.

Clarissa Baldwin CBE.

Clarissa was Chief Executive of Dogs Trust for 25 years. She is also the Chairman of the Pet Plan Charitable Trust (Welfare) Committee and Chairman of the Association of Dogs and Cats Homes. Read more

The Hon Mrs Susan Cunliffe-Lister.

Mrs Cunliffe-Lister has been Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire since 2005. The Burton Agnes Hall estate in the East Riding of Yorkshire has been in the same family since it was built in 1598, and as part of her guardianship of this historic estate, Susan Cunliffe-Lister has transformed the Hall’s grounds into a thriving visitor attraction. Read more

Mrs Ann Cutcliffe OBE.

Ann Cutcliffe has been Vice Chair and Board member of the British Paralympic Association since 2001. In addition to her role at the BPA, Ann is also a board member for Riding for the Disabled, a member of the International Paralympic ParaEquestrian Committee and a member of the British Dressage ParaEquestrian Committee. Read more

Greg Dyke OBE.

Greg Dyke is Chairman of The Football Association (FA) and a British media executive, journalist and broadcaster. Since the 1960s, Greg has had a long career in the United Kingdom in print and then broadcast journalism. Read more

Ben Fogle.

TV presenter and adventurer, Ben Fogle is the son of the Charity’s co-founder, Dr Bruce Fogle. Read more

Air Chief Marshal Sir Richard Johns GCB KCVO CBE FRAeS.

Having been President of the Charity from 2005 to July 2016, and now a Patron of the charity, Sir Richard takes an active involvement in promoting the work of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People at high-profile events. Read more

Mrs Terry Miller OBE.

Terry Miller served as General Counsel of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, where she headed a legal team responsible for providing advice on all aspects of LOCOG’s operations, including implementation of sponsorship and supply contracts and protection of the London 2012 brand. Read more

Dame Mary Perkins DBE FBOA.

Dame Mary is the entrepreneurial founder and board member of Specsavers and a leading figure in optometry and audiologyRead more

Ben Shuckburgh

Ben Shuckburgh is the grandson of co-founder Lady Beatrice Wright and son of current chairman Faith Clark. Read more

Sir John Spurling KCVO, OBE.

Sir John Spurling was the founder of Pet Protect and is currently Director of Pet Partners Ltd. and a former trustee of Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Read more