Our Trustees

Our board of trustees is responsible for the charity’s strategic governance and comprises 12 people who live or work in Richmond.

They oversee all aspects of the charity including our almshouses, community and welfare grants and are also responsible for the charity’s historical endowed assets made up of our property and investments.

Trustee positions are voluntary, but travel expenses can be reimbursed. The board meets once every two months in Richmond. There are also regular meetings of the sub-committees: Finance Committee, Property Committee, Welfare Committee and Risk Management Committee.

Trustee positions are held for a maximum of three terms of four years each. When vacancies arise, they are usually openly advertised locally. For further information, please contact Juliet Ames-Lewis on 020 8948 4188.

Richmond Charities Trustee - Emma Davis

After university, Emma was employed by Edinburgh District Council, working in sheltered housing management for the elderly and disabled. Following a move to London in 1980, she worked for TSB Bank and Aviva plc for 15 years, providing financial and insurance services to medical practitioners throughout the UK. More recently she has worked and still volunteers for Richmond Association for the Blind.

Emma has lived in Richmond for 15 years. She has been a Trustee of The Richmond Charities since 2010 and was Chair from 2014 to 2018. She is a member of the Welfare Committee and Property Committee.