Trustees

Roger Lewis

Roger Lewis – Chair

Roger, a solicitor by profession, spent most of his working career in industry.  For over a decade he was Director Legal and Company Secretary of Peugeot Motor Company PLC, and for another decade before that he was Company Secretary of a listed chemicals company.  Roger now practises as a commercial mediator, resolving civil disputes without […]

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Christopher Spruce

Christopher Spruce – Treasurer

Chris has a background in finance, setting up his own firm in Birmingham.  Chris is a councillor in Lichfield, and is cabinet member for Finance & Scrutiny, as well as serving on the boards of many specialised charities.

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Charlotte Almond

Charlotte Almond

Charlotte Almond joined The Community Foundation in 2017. Charlotte is an experienced project co-ordinator with excellent communication and partnership skills resulting in strong relationships with various organisations. She has worked in the voluntary and community sector within Staffordshire for over 13 years with a particular focus on domestic and sexual violence and the violence against […]

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Jonathan Andrew

Jonathan Andrew

Jonathan joined the board of The Community Foundation in 2016. He is an accomplished consultant, trainer and interim manager with extensive public and private sector procurement and bid management / development experience. Further experience spans the engagement, participation and charitable sectors.  He is director of a successful business consultancy which specialises in procurement, and has secured […]

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Lee Bates

Lee Bates

Lee is a former councillor for Tamworth Borough Council, serving as the mayor of Tamworth and as cabinet member for reputation and engagement.  He now devotes much of his time to community issues.  

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Adele Cope

Adele Cope

Adele joined the board of The Community Foundation in 2017. Adele started her working career in manufacturing, before moving to Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce as a Business Broker.  She is now Growth Manager, overseeing a team of people which helps business in Staffordshire to grow and create new job opportunities.  She is also a broker […]

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Helen Dart

Helen Dart

Helen is trained in Trustee Governance and was a trustee of the original ITV Telethon.  She has also served as Chief Officer of the CVS for Stafford Borough and is still actively involved in the community through her involvements with the Staffordshire Charitable Trust and the good neighbour scheme. Helen is the chair of the […]

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Sarah Elsom

Sarah Elsom

A graduate of Durham University, Sarah’s career has focused on museum curatorship and heritage management, mainly in Staffordshire and the West Midlands, including a period as curator of the Bass Museum of Brewing and then of the Staffordshire Regiment Museum.  She is currently curator of the Staffordshire Yeomanry Museum and Chairman of the Needwood branch of NADFAS […]

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Jean Gibson

Jean Gibson

Jean has spent most of her career in the finance industry.  She’s spent the last 10 years working within the local community and charity sector, specialising in Young People’s Issues and Corporate Social Responsibility.  She is a founder member of The Staffordshire Community Foundation, chair of the Foundation’s grants sub-committee and trustee of AgeUK North […]

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Simon Price

Simon Price

Simon Price is Chief Executive of his family owned company, Arthur Price, who have been manufacturing cutlery and gifts for more than 100 years.  He holds the Royal Warrant to HRH The Prince of Wales, granted in 1988. Simon is a patron of the We Love Lichfield Fund and was Sheriff of Lichfield in 2009.

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Dr Ram

Dr Ram

Dr Teeranlall Ramgopal was a trustee of the Community Foundation from 2010 until 2012. He rejoined the board of trustees in 2016. He worked in the NHS for 24 years – from Clinical Nursing to teaching to Senior Manager of Nursing Education, including the posts of “Assistant, Vice and Acting Principal” of the Shropshire and […]

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TERRY WALSH

Terry Walsh

Terry’s background is in media and journalism, working for the BBC in both TV and Radio.  He is a founder member of the Staffordshire Community Foundation and former board member of UK Community Foundations, the national body which looks after the network of community foundations across the UK. More to follow.

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Mark Wilton

Mark has a background in finance and banking and joined the board of trustees of the Community Foundation in 2016.

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