WPT Board of Trustees/Directors

Stephen Calvert (Chair)

Vice President Logistics Director, TJX Europe

Appointed by Directors : 23rd October 2018

Graham Avill (Vice-Chair)

Managing Director of Portobello-RMF Engineering Ltd.

Appointed by Members : 15th May 2017

Pippa Dodgshon

Principal, Hall Cross Academy, Doncaster

Appointed by Members : 03rd October 2018

David Mathieson

Area Business Manager (Commercial banking), Barclays Bank Plc.

Appointed by Members : 15th May 2017

Peter Sadler

Director of Customer and Product Marketing, Advanced Technology.

Appointed by Members : 23rd November 2017

Vicky Whitehead

Locality Manager, Early Help and Family Engagement Service (Children and Young Peoples Services), Rotherham Borough Council.

Appointed by Directors : 23rd November 2017

Helen O’Brien (Chief Executive Officer)

Chief Executive of Wickersley Partnership Trust.

Appointed by Directors : 01st September 2017

Charity trustees are the people who serve on the governing body of a charity. They may be known as trustees, directors, board members, governors or committee members. Charity trustees are responsible for the general control and management of the administration of a charity.

Trustees and their responsibilities

(1) Trustees have and must accept ultimate responsibility for directing the affairs of a charity, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run, and delivering the charitable outcomes for the benefit of the public for which it has been set up.

Compliance – Trustees must:

(2) Ensure that the charity complies with charity law, and with the requirements of the Charity Commission as regulator; in particular ensure that the charity prepares reports on what it has achieved and Annual Returns and accounts as required by law.

(3) Ensure that the charity does not breach any of the requirements or rules set out in its governing document and that it remains true to the charitable purpose and objects set out there.

(4) Comply with the requirements of other legislation and other regulators (if any) which govern the activities of the charity.

(5) Act with integrity, and avoid any personal conflicts of interest or misuse of charity funds or assets.

Duty of prudence – Trustees must:

(6) Ensure that the charity is and will remain solvent.

(7) Use charitable funds and assets reasonably, and only in furtherance of the charity’s objects.

(8) Avoid undertaking activities that might place the charity’s endowment, funds, assets or reputation at undue risk.

(9) Take special care when investing the funds of the charity, or borrowing funds for the charity to use.

Duty of care – Trustees must:

(10) Use reasonable care and skill in their work as trustees, using their personal skills and experience as needed to ensure that the charity is well-run and efficient.

(11) Consider getting external professional advice on all matters where there may be material risk to the charity, or where the trustees may be in breach of their duties.

Meetings attended by trustees for the academic year 2018/19

  • Trustee/Director
  • Graham AVILL
  • Stephen CALVERT
  • Pippa DODGSHON
  • Jonathan GALLIE
  • David MATHIESON
  • Dale THOMPSON
  • CEO – Helen O’BRIEN
  • Peter SADLER
  • Vicky WHITEHEAD
  • Meetings Attended
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • Jonathan GALLIE
  • 2
  • Dale THOMPSON
  • 2
  • 1
  • 1
  • Out of a possible
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2

Meetings attended by trustees for the academic year 2017/18

  • Trustee/Director
  • Bev CLUBLEY
  • Jonathan GALLIE
  • David MATHIESON
  • Graham AVILL
  • Dale THOMPSON
  • CEO – Helen O’BRIEN
  • Peter SADLER
  • Vicky WHITEHEAD
  • Meetings Attended
  • 3
  • 2
  • 4
  • 6
  • 2
  • 6
  • 4
  • 3
  • Out of a possible
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
  • 6
  • 5
  • 5

Meetings attended by trustees for the academic year 2016/17

  • Trustee/Director
  • Alan RICHARDS
  • Jo CHEDGZOY
  • Bev CLUBLEY
  • Jonathan GALLIE
  • David MATHIESON
  • Graham AVILL
  • CEO – David HUDSON/Helen O’BRIEN
  • Meetings Attended
  • 1
  • 1
  • 8
  • 5
  • 3
  • 3
  • 8
  • Out of a possible
  • 1
  • 3
  • 8
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • 8

Meetings attended by trustees for the academic year 2015/16

  • Trustee/Director
  • Alan RICHARDS
  • Jo CHEDGZOY
  • Bev CLUBLEY
  • CEO – David HUDSON
  • Meetings Attended
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
  • 6
  • Out of a possible
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6