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 - Rev'd Wilma Roest

Rev'd Wilma Roest is Team Rector of the Richmond Team Ministry, a post she took up in July 2016. Wilma was previously the Vicar of the Parish of St Mary and St John the Divine in Balham from 2006, and Area Dean of Tooting from 2009. One of her duties as the Team Rector with responsibility for St Mary Magdalene, Richmond, is to be an ex-officio Trustee of The Richmond Charities. Wilma became a Trustee of The Richmond Charities in July 2016.