Patrons & Ambassadors 

Please see below for biographies. 
Who's Who 
Michael More Molyneux, HM Lord Lieutenant of Surrey
Michael is a main board member of the Historic Houses Association and also chairs the South East Region and is also a Director of the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre. He gives active support to a number of voluntary causes. 

Six months after his appointment as Lord-Lieutenant by HM The Queen, he said: "I am committed to encouraging and supporting the voluntary, charitable and faith sectors, benevolent organisations and the industrial, business and social life of our county." 
Jon Tickle
Jon is a physics graduate of the University of Leicester, is a television presenter in the UK. Jon initially rose to fame as a contestant on the television series Big Brother and co-presented the popular science television series Brainiac with Richard Hammond, Vic Reeves and Dom Wood. 

Jon enjoys promoting the scientific method and encouraging innovative thinking. Jon is currently Head of the ServiceNow Platform at Centrica plc.  He regularly volunteers at SATRO events.

SATRO Ambassadors

Howard Railton

Howard was a trustee of SATRO for 9 years becoming the Chair of Trustees from which he stepped down in 2023.  He was awarded the Surrey Lieutenancy Award for Service to the Community for his volunteer work as a SATRO trustee.

Up to the end of June 2014, Howard has been Director of Projects for the Air Products Global Engineering organisation in Europe. He is now providing Organisation Management, Safety and Leadership consultancy and is working with various organisations to promote a greater interest in education and jobs in Science and Engineering in the UK.


He graduated from Bristol University with an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. 

Dr Janet Preston

Janet was a trustee of SATRO for 9 years and stepped down in 2023.  She was also awarded the Surrey Lieutenancy Award for Service to the Community for his volunteer work as a SATRO trustee.

She is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the astrophysics group at the University of Surrey, and has had a broad portfolio of voluntary activities including that of Trustee at the Winchester Science Centre and SATRO.


Prior to her return to academia a few years ago Janet was Managing Director of her own company, Cold Fuzion.  Before that she was a partner at KPMG and held management roles with other blue chip companies, including Whitehead Mann, Ernst & Young, Arthur D. Little, Perot Systems and Hoechst UK.

Past Patrons

We are very grateful to all our past patrons who have given so much in supporting our charitable aims.  Including in particular:

  • Alan Foster, Mclaren
  • Dr Jim Glover, High Sheriff Surrey
  • Dr Matt Perkings, SSTL