The Children’s Trust is governed by our board of trustees, which meets six times a year. Our trustees are responsible for overseeing our corporate governance and strategic direction, ensuring our operations are managed effectively and efficiently, and taking all major decisions involving policy and spending commitments.
Duncan Ingram (Chair of Trustees)
A former Group Director and Managing Director at BT; Director of South West Water, Faster Payments Scheme Ltd and The Hyde Group; Trustee of YMCA England; Member of Ofcom's Advisory Committee for England.
Michael Gercke (Vice Chair of Trustees and Honorary Treasurer)
Appointed 2010. Retired Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Business Recovery Services; Director of Concordis International Trust; Chair of Mission at St Saviour's Guildford.
Imelda Charles-Edwards (Vice Chair of Trustees)
Appointed 2008. Former Programme Director for the BSc (Hons) in Child Health Nursing at the Royal College of Nursing; former Education Officer for Children's Nursing at the English National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting; former Director of Nurse Education at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.
Appointed 2013. Former Team Leader, Children’s Hospital at Home, Croydon Community Trust; Chair, Dagenham Local Children Safeguarding Board; Former Director of Operations, Crawley Primary Care Trust; Director of Consultancy and Quality Assurances Outcomes UK; Consultant to a number of NHS trusts and organisations.
Appointed 2013. Managing Director of Corporate Markets, British Gas; former Principal at Marakon Associates.
Appointed 2009. Retired business turnaround specialist working across Europe. Director of Symach UK Ltd, Walton Heath Golf Club Ltd and Stanway School Educational Trust Ltd.
Appointed 2004. Retired solicitor; formerly Tax Partner with Hogan Lovells International LLP; regular volunteer at The Children's Trust for many years; council member, Surrey County LTA.
Appointed 2007. Retired Investment Manager and former Global Strategist and Investment Director of Equities at JP Morgan Asset Management (UK) Ltd.