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 - Jeremy Williams

Jeremy was born in Kew and has lived in the London Borough of Richmond for virtually all his life. He was a partner in a local firm of solicitors, Calvert Smith and Sutcliffe, based on Richmond Green, for 35 years until he retired in January 2013.

Jeremy now devotes most of his time to his membership of The Richmond Golf Club, supporting Fulham Football Club and his voluntary work. He is a Trustee of The Royal Cambridge Home, a care home for the elderly situated in East Molesey.

Jeremy became Vice-Chair in 2022. He is also Chair of the Risk Management Committee, Chair of the Property Committee and a member of the Safeguarding Group.