3 May 2023

We're delighted to announce that Marcia Rigg, Dr Rebecca Montacute and Doug Cave will be joining our Board of Trustees at the end of May. We look forward to working with them as we continue to fight alongside bereaved families for truth, justice and accountability.


Marcia is an activist and campaigner on issues which impact families and their personal lived experiences following a controversial death in state custody, particularly police deaths following restraint, mental health and the criminal justice process. Marcia spearheads the United Families and Friends Campaign (UFFC), a coalition of families whose loved ones have died following a state related death across the UK in police custody, prisons and mental health units. She has been working with INQUEST since the death of her brother Sean in 2008 and is a member of our Family Reference Group. Marcia is one of the 100 Great Black Britons 2020.


Rebecca's mother, Julie, died in 2018 following several failures in the mental health care she received. Rebecca was supported by INQUEST throughout her efforts to uncover those failures, and previously worked together with the charity to release figures on state funding for lawyers at mental health inquests. Rebecca is the Head of Research and Policy at the Sutton Trust, an education charity. 


Doug is a retired veterinary surgeon and business owner. His daughter, Stephanie, unexpectedly died in 2016 in an NHS-funded mental health hospital, 125 miles from home.

He is a co-founder of The LEARN Network, has qualifications in mental health first aid and suicide prevention, and is an ASIST Trainer. He is a passionate advocate for the use of lived experience to shape learning which can improve policies, systems and practice, and organisations as a whole. He is also a member of the INQUEST Family Reference Group.