John Stopford Scholarship

Announcing this year’s John Stopford Scholarship Winners 2017 - 2018

John Stopford was one of Meyler Campbell’s most esteemed community members. John was a dedicated teacher and a joyful learner right up until his untimely death in 2011.  On that sad occasion one colleague said the learning and coaching community had lost its exemplar - the only one who mastered the complete range from full-power strategic advice, right through to “truly listening to the tiniest whisper of what the client wanted inside.”  In offering this scholarship Meyler Campbell continues to honour John’s memory by offering a valuable learning opportunity to someone who might not otherwise have access to it.  The aims of the scholarship programme are to develop great coaches and grow coaching capability in the charity sector while also building greater sector diversity and understanding within the Meyler Campbell community.

We are delighted to announce our two chosen worthy winners of the John Stopford Scholarship: Catherine Andrews and Ed Parker.

Catherine Andrews


Catherine is the CEO Programme Lead for On Purpose.  On Purpose is a community of people who put purpose before profit. 

For more information about Catherine and On Purpose, click here

Ed Parker


Ed is the CEO and Co-founder of Walking With The Wounded.  Walking With The Wounded provides vulnerable veterans’ independence through employment. 

For more information about Ed and WWTW, click here



Application Process

Applications for the 2017 award have now closed and we are accepting applications for the 2018 scholarship. This application period closes on 2nd November 2018 with interviews to be held during the week commencing the 19th November 2018.

Entry criteria

Applicants for the scholarship must demonstrate that they meet the standard entry criteria for the programme and they must be working in a charity in either an employed or voluntary capacity.    To be considered for the programme applicants must:

  • Be business credible i.e. have a track record of experience and knowledge of their own sector such that they have credibility to coach senior leaders in the sector
  • Have an intrinsic interest in learning to coach at a high level
  • Be more or less sane – this programme represents a transformational journey for learners and therefore is not appropriate for anyone who has recently experienced a significant loss or personal trauma
  • Be open to new learning
  • Be able to make a unique contribution to our coaching community

Contact Meyler Campbell at for more information and an application form.

Complete the background information form and return it with an up to date CV to by 2nd November 2018 Interviews will be held during the week commencing 19th November 2018.