Speaking
up for the
voiceless

MEET THE FOUNDATION’S
FOUNDERS.

Trevor Beattie

Trevor Beattie was born in Birmingham and educated at Moseley Art School. He graduated from Polytechnic with an Honours Degree in Graphic Design.

Moving to London, Beattie began a career in advertising, which saw him create some of the most talked-about campaigns of all time. “Hello Boys” for Wonderbra, “FCUK” for French Connection UK and the image of William Hague with Margaret Thatcher’s hair for the Labour Party saw Beattie’s reputation rise in fame and notoriety.

He has been awarded Doctorate of Arts Honours by both Wolverhampton and Birmingham Universities.

“Moving into the world of film-making, he teamed up with Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie) to produce the Bafta-winning sci-fi movie MOON”

Beattie set up his own ad agency, BMB in 2005. Moving into the world of film-making, he teamed up with Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie) to produce the Bafta-winning sci-fi movie MOON in 2008. He is currently producing a movie on the life story of dancer Rudolf Nureyev, and a feature-length documentary on the Spitfire.

As one of the very first people to purchase a (return) ticket on Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic space programme, Beattie plans to fulfil his life-long wish by becoming an astronaut in the not-too-distant future…

Alexandra Taliadoros

Alexandra joined forces with the Beattie Family in 2011 to realise their ethos and objectives through setting-up and running the Jack and Ada Beattie Foundation.

Alexandra has extensive experience in leadership across the philanthropic sector, with a career spanning Uganda, Burma, Armenia, London and New York. Alexandra’s expertise within the development and grant-making industries lies within charitable establishment, delivery of private income generation, communications and business development.

“Alex never met my parents, but I feel she knows them very well.”
Trevor Beattie