The Role of Trustees
The responsibility for the management and control of KMSTC rests with the Trustees who have given due consideration to the major risks (those potentially having a major impact and a probable/highly probable likelihood of occurring) to which the Charity is exposed and satisfied themselves that systems or procedures are established in order to manage those risks (Charities (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008).
Trustees carry out Risk Assessments for Governance, Operations, Finance, Environment & External Risks and Compliance (Law & Regulation) to establish, identify, assess, evaluate and monitor risks to which the Charity might be exposed.
There are currently 4 vacancies on the Board. Should you be interested in becoming a Trustee please get in touch with Gavin (details below).
Gavin is taking over as Chair from January 2020, having been on the Board since December 2018. He has a strong association with the Centre as he is the husband of MS Member Maria and has taken a lead on Facilities Management issues, that is everything to do with running the Centre building except the IT.
I’ve been on the Board since 2014, with lead responsibility for marketing issues and was Chair for 2018-19, so I have a good understanding of our history, our vision and the issues that need addressing to help us fulfil our vision. I live locally and am Kent born and bred. I started my own marketing consultancy, The Purple Edge, in 2007 having spent the previous 22 years working in many different marketing roles in BT.
David joined KMSTC as a trustee in 2017. David is an experienced Senior Executive/Partner. He has a high degree of business and commercial skills gained in multi-national consultancy including, EY PA Consultancy Group and British Telecom. David has experience of delivering high-risk complex projects and turnarounds whilst working with investors and executives. David brings an innovative approach to problem-solving, negotiating, leadership and management.
Jill is a very familiar face at the Centre. We are delighted to welcome her back as a Trustee.
I stopped being a Trustee nearly 2 years ago to give me time to move home and help my daughter with her very poorly baby. Happily both those issues are now resolved and I am so pleased to be able to sit on your Board again.
What a Baptism of Fire it has been! the whole world has changed but your fabulous team in the Centre have met the challenge and come up with innovative ways for you to gradually return for your therapies and keep on with the ‘alternative’ social connections that I know you all value so much. Jen has many more plans in place to safely create a new normal.
Now the Board can focus on more strategic issues and I look forward to contributing to that work.