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 - Stephen King

Stephen King is a qualified accountant (Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) who worked for Ford, ITT, Schlumberger, Ladbroke, Inchcape and Gestetner (latterly as Group Finance Director) both in the UK and overseas. He also worked for 2 years on secondment to the Foreign & Commonwealth Office to manage UK participation in the 2005 World Expo in Japan and 6 years as Chief Operating Officer at The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

Stephen has been a Trustee of The Richmond Charities since 2013. He is Chair of the Welfare Committee and a member of the Finance Committee, Risk Management Committee and the Safeguarding Group.