Terry Waite "is a writer and lecturer. He was Education Adviser to the Anglican Bishop of Bristol until 1969. He moved to Uganda and worked as Provincial Training Adviser to the first African Anglican Archbishop of Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi. He was Adviser to the Archbishop of Canterbury on Anglican Communion Affairs from 1980-92 during which time he successfully negotiated the release of several hostages from Iran and Libya. In January 1987 while negotiating the release of western hostages in Lebanon he was taken captive for 1,763 days.
"Following his release in September 1991 he was elected a Fellow Commoner, Trinity Hall, Cambridge where he wrote his first book Taken on Trust. His second book Footfalls in Memory was published in 1995. In November 2000, he published Travels with a Primate. He is currently writing three more books.
"He was awarded the MBE in 1982 and the CBE in 1992." 
- President, Emmaus UK
- Former Ambassador, WWF-UK 
- Patron, Habitat for Humanity GB
- Winner of the 1992 Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute: Four Freedoms Award
- Supporter, Forgiveness Project