John Stopford Scholarship

John Stopford Scholarship Winners 2018 - 2019

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.

Meet our 2018-2019 John Stopford Scholarship winners, Tunde Banjoko and Chris Askew.

Tunde Banjoko OBE


Tunde is the Founder of Making the Leap.  Making the Leap is a London-based charity that improves social mobility by raising the aspirations of, and increasing opportunities for, young people between the ages of 11 and 25.

For more information on Tunde and Making the Leap, click here


Chris Askew


Chris is the Chief Executive of Diabetes UK.  Diabetes UK is the largest organisation in the UK working for people with diabetes, funding research, campaigning and helping people live with the condition.

For more information on Chris and Diabetes UK, click here




Application Process

Each year we offer one free place on the Mastered programme to a leader from the charity sector. The programme is one of the most widely recognised and reputable Executive Coach training programmes in the UK. The Mastered Programme was awarded the European Quality Award (as conferred by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council) and is accredited by the Association for Coaching. See for more information about Meyler Campbell and the Mastered Programme.

Entry criteria:

  • Applicants for the scholarship must demonstrate that they meet the standard entry criteria for the programme and they must be working in the charity sector 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.
  • 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.

Application process:

  • 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 and a supporting statement to
  • The application process for 2019-2020 will open in September 2019