Our Patrons are the Ambassadors of The Joe Homan Charity.
They are in regular contact with JHC, are willing and passionate enough to speak in support and lend credibility to our cause.
Chris Mullin author, journalist and former MP, a minister in three departments and chairman of the Home Affairs select committee. His books include three highly acclaimed volumes of diaries, “A View from the Foothills”, “Decline and Fall” and “A Walk-On Part”; also the novel “A Very British Coup” which was made into an award-winning television series.
Chris first met Joe Homan at St Joseph’s College, Ipswich, where Joe was teaching, and wrote the obituary on Joe’s life published by the Guardian newspaper. He has visited the projects in India.
Patrick Milmo QC, main area of practice has been in media law and he has appeared in many high profile libel actions both in this country and overseas. For many years he was Counsel to the Jockey Club. In recent times he has sat as a part time Employment Judge and at present is the Chair of the Fitness to Practice Committee of the General Pharmaceutical Council.
Patrick was Head of Chambers from 1988 until 2003 is a Bencher of the Middle Temple and has edited three editions of the leading practitioner’s text, Gatley on Libel and Slander. He has visited the projects in India and has been a supporter of the charity for many years.
Lord Paul Tyler CBE, PC, DL is a Liberal Democrat politician. He was a Member of Parliament (MP) for North Cornwall for 14 years and now sits in the House of Lords as a life peer.
Paul was born and brought up in South Devon but has lived in Cornwall and Gloucestershire most of his life, with his wife Nicky and children Sophie and Dominick.