Members of Trust




Rev. Peter Timms OBE MA (Chair) is a semi-retired Methodist Minister, ex-prison Governor. He was awarded the SCS silver medal as spokesperson for the Prison Governors of the United Kingdom for 21 years. 

Peter was the originating mind and founder of the Butler Trust and the Prisons Video Trust. As Governor of Maidstone Prison, he opened the first prison wing related to the treatment of sex offenders. He was the first Governor of HMYOI Glen Parva.

Carine Minne  (Deputy Chair)  is Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychotherapy and Broadmoor Hospital West London Mental Health Trust and the Portman Clinic, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust, contributing to the developing body of knowledge and understanding of forensic psychotherapy clinically, through teaching and training, publishing papers and via conferences, national and international.

Rob Hale is a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. His initial clinical interest was in self-destructive acts, moving to perverse acts, particularly those individuals who seek help for paedophilia. This clinical experience has provided the basis for consultative work, both clinical and organisational, in other institutions starting work in drug dependency. For the past two decades he has spent an increasing amount of time working with Medium and High Secure Hospitals as an external consultant for the clinical staff and managers of those institutions.

Heather Wood is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. She has worked in the NHS for almost forty years. In the last decade she has worked in a specialist outpatient clinic in London, the Portman Clinic, which provides psychotherapy to people with problems of compulsive sexual behaviour, violence and criminal behaviour. She has a particular interest in the compulsive use of internet pornography and the related issue of paedophilia - she has taught and published widely on these subjects

Jon Brown  is the Head of Development and Impact at the NSPCC. He leads the organisation's strategy, policy and practice in relation to sexual abuse. He is a registered social worker and has been involved in the establishment and development of assessment and treatment programmes for victims and offenders. JOn was chair of the National Organisation for the Treatment of Abusers between 2003  - 2007.

Peter Hill is a retired television producer who specialised in investigative programmes, particularly those concerned with miscarriages of justice. His involvement in combating child sex abuse began in 1978 when he produced a film for the BBC which led to the Protection of Children Act 1978.



Nick Peacey

A retired Headmaster, Nick is currently a trustee and director of the Institute of Education at the University of London where he specialises in special educational need and disability education, in the context of current legislative changes.

Don Grubin is a forensic psychiatrist. He is a member of the Home Office Correctional Services Advisory and Accreditation Panel, and Psychiatric Advisor to the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) in relation to their sex offender treatment programmes. He has researched and published widely in relation to a range of areas associated with sex offending.

David Millar is a Tavistock trained child and adolescent psychotherapist who has recently retired after 35 years in the NHS. He is also a Tavistock trained adult psychotherapist and a Portman Clinic trained forensic psychotherapist.  He is a founding member of the International Association for Forensic Psychotherapy and sits on its international board.  He is a founding member of the Centre for Psychoanalytic Studies at The University of Essex and has lectured there for over twenty years.  He is a visiting lecturer at The Tavistock Clinic where he teaches adult psychotherapy trainees.  He has lectured widely in this country and abroad on the theory and practice of engaging, in particular,  young minds on the constructive aspects of mental health and the destructive nature of psychological ill health including the pernicious legacy of child abuse.




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