Team Angelus

Our team is comprised of experienced professionals from a variety of backgrounds, combining their unique experiences to create a common vision: to help society understand the dangers of ‘legal highs’, to reduce the harm they cause to young people and their families, and to save lives.


Maryon Stewart

Maryon Stewart is an English health practitioner, author and broadcaster, specialising in the field of non-drug medicine.

She is the author of 26 self-help books and has written several newspaper and magazine columns. She has contributed to TV programmes and series on the main TV channels. She is known for presenting Sky’s The Really Useful Health Show.

Maryon founded the Angelus Foundation charity following the death of her 21-year-old daughter Hester in 2009.

Jan King

Jan joined Angelus as our Chief Executive in Sept 2013 as we needed to expand our team to take on the variety of challenges we are facing. She comes with a wealth of experience in the voluntary sector having led the drug treatment charity, Milton House, in the late 90s and before that worked at Turning Point, Stonham Housing Association and NACRO. For the last 12 years she has worked as a consultant in the public and voluntary sectors. During this time she has worked as interim CEO for Urban Forum and Mental Health Media as well as leading a team to improve the reach of the Government’s drugs’ helpline, Frank. Jan is keen to get the message out to young people in particular that the world of drugs is not what it was and we need to equip them with the wisdom to make wise choices so that they stay safe.


Jeremy Sare

Jeremy is Angelus’s Director for Communications and Operations. He has worked in the drugs policy field since 2001. He is a former freelance journalist writing regularly for the Guardian, British Medical Journal and New Statesman.

Formerly he worked as Head of Drug Legislation and Classification at the Home Office and was also Secretary to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

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Peter Boonman

Peter is working for Angelus on secondment and is strengthening the team in development and fundraising. Peter trained as a business economist in The Netherlands and was a bank manager at ABN AMRO and ING Bank.

In 2000 he went to Africa on a sabbatical to work as a volunteer for si months and instead of returning to banking he became professionally involved in fundraising, project development and setting up organisational systems. Peter has worked in the fields of international development, conflict transformation, HIV/AIDS and children’s communication development and has written a handbook for field staff on grant management and compliance.