Maureen Milgram Forrest, was the founder chair Leicesterherday Trust, Leicester, and the original project director for the BRIT School of the Performing Arts and Technology in Croydon, London.
Born in London in 1938, she emigrated to Toronto with her parents in the 1950s, where she attended the University of Toronto, gaining a graduate degree in Leisure Service Administration. She later moved to Victoria, British Columbia, where she produced the musical The Wonder of it All at the Royal British Columbia Museum. She returned to live in England in the late 1980s, where she was employed by the Leicester Mercury newspaper. She moved back to Victoria in 2010.
In 2010, she was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise Promotion.