Awareness Foundation

Our Patrons

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Edinburgh GCVO, GCStJ, CD

We are delighted that HRH The Countess of Wessex GCVO is the Royal Patron of the Awareness Foundation. A full-time working member of the Royal Family, The Countess of Wessex splits her time between her work in support of The Queen and visits to a large number of her own charities and organisations.

The RT Revd & RT Hon The Lord Williams of Oystermouth

The Rt Revd and Rt Hon The Lord Williams of Oystermouth, Archbishop of Canterbury until 2012, is our Founding Patron.

He is now the Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.

His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos of London

Archbishop Angaelos is the Coptic Archbishop of London. He was consecrated as General Bishop by Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, head of the Coptic Church, on 14 November 1999. In this capacity, he is a member of The Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church. He is the Patriarchal Exarch for the Youth Ministry at the Patriarchal Center and the Coptic Orthodox Theological College at Stevenage, United Kingdom.

The Most Revd Kevin McDonald KC*HS

Archbishop Emeritus of the Roman Catholic Diocese Southwark and is currently Chair of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference Committee for the Other Faiths and of the Committee for the Catholic- Jewish Relations

The Most Revd Paul Kwong

The Most Revd Paul Kwong is the 2nd Archbishop of Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui (The Anglican Province of Hong Kong). He is also the Bishop of Hong Kong Island. The Hong Kong Sheng Hui (abbreviated SKH) is the Anglican Church in Hong Kong and Macao. It is the 38th Province of the Anglican Communion.

The RT Revd Dr. Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of Coventry

Christopher Cocksworth, Bishop of Coventry, read Theology at the University of Manchester. After teaching in secondary education, he trained for ordination and pursued doctoral studies. Bishop Christopher has served in parochial and chaplaincy ministry and in theological education, latterly as Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge. In 2010 he was award an honorary degree of Doctor of Divinity by the University of London for his services to education. He has written a number of books and articles in the area of Christian theology and worship which his last book, Holding Together: Gospel, Church, and Spirit being shortlisted for the 2011 Michael Ramsey Prize. Bishop Christopher is Co-Chair of the Joint Implementation Commission of the Anglican-Methodist Covenant and is Chair of the Faith and Order Commission of the Church of England. He entered the House of Lords in January 2013.

Ethelbert Cooper

Mr. Cooper is a veteran entrepeneur in the international natural recourses sector, and he is also an important sponsor of acedemic artistic and social endeavors relating to the African continent.

In the 1980s early 1990s, Mr. Cooper played the central role in the reorganization of the iron ore sector of his country of birth, Liberia. More recently, he has planned and implemented large-scale iron ore initiatives in Cameroon and Guinea, and leads the development of an iron-processing complex in Quebec, Canada. In the oil & gas sector he founded a London-listed petroleum company that attained a market value of nearly US $3 billion, and was active in twelve countries, he created a pioneering gas-to-electric power prohect in Malta, and he is presently overseeing the launch of a US $1 billion oil field. Development programme in Nigeria. Mr. Cooper is a at the forefront of efforts to promote the participiation of large Chinese state-owned enterprises new and innovative African industrial activities.

As a graduate and distinguished alumnus of Yale University, Mr. Cooper is the founding donor of a Yale scholarship programme for African students, and he is a member of the Yale President’s Council on Internatinal Activities. At Harvard Unisversity, Mr. Cooper is the founding sponsor of the Etherlbert Cooper Gallery of African & African-American Art on the university’s campus, an advisory board member of the Hutchins Center for African & African-American Research, and a recipient of Harvard’s prestigious W.E.B. Du Bois medal for outstanding work in the field of African and African-American Studies.

Dr. Chan Woon Tong, Joseph

Head, Department of Women’s Health and Obstetrics. Honorary Consultant in Obstetrics & Gynaecology. Honorary Clinical Associate Professor (HKU). Specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

Earl Cadogan KBE DL (Rest in Peace)

Earl Cadogan has been the most generous and loyal friend to the foundation since we were founded in 2003. He is the life President of Cadogan Estates which administers and protects the Cadogan Estate, which has been in the same family ownership for almost 300 years!

The Lord Gordon of Strathblane CBE (Rest in Peace)

Lord Gordon (may he rest in peace) became a member of the House of Lords in 199y, and he currently sits on the Lord’s select committee on Communications. He was a Political Editor of Scottish Television from 1964-1973, then Managing director of Radio Clyde before becoming firstly Chief Executive, then Chair, of Scottish Radio Holdings. Lord Gordon has held many other offices, including Teacher’s Pay, and Chair of the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center. Lord Gordon has received a Sony Award for his outstanding service to the radio, the Lord Provost’s Award for Public Service, as well as number honorary, doctorates in recognition of his exemplary contribution to public life.