Updated: Jan 9
Eight new Trustees have recently joined the Twickenham Riverside Trust after five founding members of the Trust, having served the Charity-Commission recommended maximum nine years, recently stood down.
The retiring Trustees are Edward Davies, Lady Sheila Hale, Professor Jeremy Hamilton-Miller and Adrienne Rowe. Anne Perry is also retiring as a Trustee but will remain as the Trust’s Honorary Secretary for the next 12 months.
Outgoing Chair and retiring Trustee Edward Davies commented: “The Trust was formed in 2011 through the coming together of a disparate band of local campaigners, all of whom had been long committed to achieving the best for Twickenham Riverside. It’s time to hand over the reins to a new generation of Trustees equally invested in opening up Twickenham Riverside, not only to residents from all corners of our borough, but also to visitors from wider London and beyond."
The new Chair of the Trust, Hugh Brasher, has been a Trustee since 2012. He reflected on the hard work and input from the departing members and welcomed the new faces. “I want to thank the five departing Trustees for everything they have done as part of the Twickenham Riverside Trust.
Their invaluable contribution has laid extremely strong foundations to help us to play our role in realising the full potential of the riverside. “We are also welcoming some fantastic new additions to the Trust with an excellent mix of skills and experience. They were chosen from an incredibly high quality pool of applicants, highlighting just how much local people care and are dedicated to making Twickenham Riverside the best possible place it can be.”
The new members will join Brasher and the three other existing Trustees – Ted Cremin, Celia Holman and Matt Maher. The new additions are Mark Brownrigg, Martin Cox, Ali Donnelly, Janine Fotiadis Negrepontis, Sam Kamleh, Luke Montgomery-Smith, Kasia Oberc and Cathy Stewart.
The Trust would like to acknowledge the invaluable support provided by the Richmond Council for Voluntary Service during the new Trustee recruitment process.
Their advice and assistance resulted in a large volume of expressions of interest and a very high standard of applications, the latter very much reflected in the calibre of the Trustees welcomed to the Board. You can read more about the new members on our 'About Us' page.