Debbie Brock Chair MK Rose Trust

Debbie Brock DL

Debbie Brock is Chair of the Milton Keynes Rose Trust and previously of the Milton Keynes Cenotaph Trust (2010). She is a former Mayor of Milton Keynes (2010/11) and enjoys a broad involvement in the community. Debbie is a past Chair of MKDAD, a longstanding Vice President of the MK Community Foundation, a Deputy Lieutenant in Buckinghamshire and has recently served the county as its High Sheriff (2022/3).

John Moffoot

John Moffoot, MBE, FCIS, DL

John retired as an employee of Milton Keynes Council in 2012 and now devotes his time to various voluntary activities. He is a trustee of the MK Rose Trust; Camphill (Milton Keynes) Communities and Tools for Self Reliance – MK, which he chairs. Married to Muriel and with two sons, John was awarded the MBE in 2012 for services to young people and the community of Milton Keynes. He was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in 2013 and was involved in the successful bid for Milton Keynes’ city status in 2022.

Chris Roberts

Chris Roberts is the Royal British Legion representative on the board of trustees. He retired from corporate life in 2016. He was already Chairman of both the Olney Branch of the Royal British Legion and of the North Bucks Group which represents all the branches in Milton Keynes and the north of the County.  The Royal British Legion is a key stakeholder in the Milton Keynes Rose as it is now the focus for a community remembrance event on November 11th every year.  The Royal British Legion is responsible for the ceremonial associated with that act of Remembrance.


Elizabeth Richardson Trustee Milton Keynes Rose

Elizabeth Richardson

Elizabeth has been involved with the Milton Keynes Rose since the beginning when proposals for a place of remembrance and commemoration in the heart of Milton Keynes were first suggested in 2008.  She was involved in much of the background administrative work which needed to be done in order to realise this vision which became the iconic Milton Keynes Rose.  She is a Trustee of the Milton Keynes Rose and previously a Trustee of the Cenotaph Trust since 2015. Elizabeth is passionate about getting the message across that there is more to Milton Keynes than concrete cows and roundabouts, whilst recognising that these are important to the identity of Milton Keynes.

Julia Upton MK Rose Trustee

Julia Upton MBE DL

Along with being a Trustee of the Milton Keynes Rose Trust, Julia is also a Trustee of MK YMCA and the Stables Theatre. She was High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire 2019 – 2020 and previously enjoyed careers in education and as a CEO of a philanthropic charity. She is passionate about the arts and supporting the voluntary sector in its endeavours to create successful and thriving communities.

Fidèle Mutwarasibo

Fidèle Mutwarasibo

Fidèle is a Lecturer in Work-Based Learning at the Open University Business School and Director of The Open University’s Centre for Voluntary Sector Leadership. His current trusteeships include the MK Rose and 5 Dimensions Trust. He is an Honorary Vice President of the MK Community Foundation and sits on several advisory panels. He researches inclusive leadership and collaboration practices that address racial equity and where racialised minorities play an active and meaningful role.

Sarah Clarke Trustee Milton Keynes Rose

Sarah Clarke DL

In addition to her role as a trustee of the MK Rose Trust, Sarah is the Director of a Data Analytics business and sits on the management Board of a not-for-profit Technology Forum supporting local businesses through collaboration and education. Sarah is also a Trustee of a national charity representing the voice of the volunteer judiciary and educating the public about the justice system. She has been actively involved within the community working with young people and schools. Sarah was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire in 2020.

The Parks Trust

The Parks Trust is an independent, self-funded charity that cares for and maintains over 6,000 acres of green space across Milton Keynes. This includes the river valleys, ancient woodlands, lakesides, parks and landscaped areas alongside the main roads. The Parks Trust ensures these spaces are expertly maintained and managed and also plans, develops and invests for the future, so that everyone can enjoy the outdoors, now and forever. The Parks Trust also works with around 6,000 school children and adults through its outdoor education programme, and has over 200 volunteers. The Parks Trust organises and enables over 500 events and activities each year, making the city a vibrant and colourful place to live, work and visit. For more information visit


MK Council

Milton Keynes City Council is the local authority of the Borough of Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, England. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. Milton Keynes is divided into 19 wards, electing 57 councillors. Milton Keynes is reported as one of the nation’s best places to do business, and its council has ambitious plans for continued economic development and growth. As of the summer of 2013, Milton Keynes became part of the Key Cities Group which is a group for cities who play a key role in their regional economy; centres of innovation, production, and trade.