Our Trustees

Our board of trustees is responsible for the charity’s strategic governance and comprises 14 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 - Dr Alex Hall

Alex Hall was born in North Kent and qualified in medicine and surgery from Leeds University in 1968. Having held post-graduate posts in general medicine, thoracic surgery, accident & emergency, obstetrics, paediatrics and anaesthetics, he decided to devote the remainder of his career to general practice. He joined Dr Shearman's practice at Cross Deep in Twickenham in 1973 and retired in 2011 having been senior partner for many years. Since retirement he has undertaken voluntary work as a classroom assistant and as a support work for 'Look and Plan' which is an activity group for people with mental health issues. Alex's hobbies are playing the piano and cooking. Alex joined the Trustee Board in 2019 and is also a member of the Welfare Committee.