Diane Cosstick – Chairperson
Keith Shaw – Secretary/Treasurer
Mike Brown – Director
Councillor Steve Nelson – Director
Michelle Ferguson – Director
Luke Dawson - Director
Christine Shepherd – Director
Peter Locke - Director.
On behalf of all the staff and volunteers, we would like to thank all of the past and present Trustees for their unwavering support for the Charity.
What are trustees?
Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They help to make the UK the sixth most giving country in the world. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work.
Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.
What do we know about trustees?
As part of Trustees’ Week, published research about charity trustees in England and Wales calculated that there are approximately 196,000 charities in the UK (167,000 charities in England and Wales, 24,000 in Scotland, 5,000 registered in Northern Ireland). With just over 1 million trustees (of which some 850,000 are in England and Wales, 180,000 in Scotland and 30,000 in Northern Ireland).
The average trustee in England and Wales is 59 years old, and 55 in Northern Ireland. There are many young trustees too with some 86,000 trustee positions held by 16-34 year olds (of which 2,611 in Northern Ireland). Find out more about Taken on Trust research on GOV.UK
Frade has eight Trustees [Board Directors] and has just waved goodbye to our Chairperson Mr. Mike Tomlin after almost thirty years of service. Diane Cosstick has now taken over as Chairperson after serving on the Board of Directors for over six years. Diane is a regional manager with the Disclosure and Barring Service. The Disclosure and Barring Service helps employers make safer recruitment decisions and is an executive non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Home Office.
Since 2019 the board has been expanded in numbers and expertise. As well as geographical coverage our new members have brought experience in Human Resource Management and Development, Finance and Corporate Governance, Facilities Management, Housing Association, Engineering, National Health Services and local government liaison.
A huge thank you to all our Trustees who have diligently served Frade for thirty years.