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Local Trust is governed by a board of trustees. Together they encompass a broad range of leadership and organisational skills at the highest level. Our trustees delegate the day-to-day running to the chief executive in line with the relevant policies and procedures developed and agreed by the board.

Kevin Sugrue

Kevin Sugrue

Chair

Kevin has enjoyed a long history of facilitating successful community based regeneration.

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Nicola Pollock

Nicola Pollock

Nicola has had a long career in grantmaking and supporting the goals of voluntary organisations

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Bob Thust

Bob Thust

Bob's career has been focused on supporting communities through corporate social innovation, grant-making and direct consultancy

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David Warner

David Warner

David has a long career of building relationships that create change across civil society

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Jeannette Lichner

Jeannette Lichner

Jeannette is an independent non-executive director, business strategy and corporate governance advisor and executive coach

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Rich Wilson

Rich Wilson

Rich has a background in policy and intervention aimed at improving the social sector

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Sahil Kahn

Sahil Kahn

Sahil has a long standing interest in community development, youth work and social innovation. ​

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Karen Mellanby

Karen Mellanby

Karen has 25 years experience of working in the voluntary and community sector, covering development, policy, communications and programme management

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Ben Lee

Ben Lee

Ben has two decades’ experience in social policy and community empowerment

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Peter Mills

Peter Mills

Peter has been a consultant in brand, design and communications for 30 years.

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Dr John Whitton

Dr John Whitton

John is an environmental social scientist with 20 years’ experience in urban regeneration and environmental consultancy.

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