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Trustees and Management of the Harley Trust

There are currently eight trustees.


Three trustees are appointed by, respectively, the Bishop of Leicester, Leicestershire County Council and Osgathorpe Parish Council.  


There are six co-opted trustees who have between them a wide range of experience in differing fields.


The Harley Trust has two regular meetings each year in April and September but can, if necessary, meet more frequently.


Much Harley Trust business is carried out by e-mail consultation between meetings.


The administration of the Harley Trust is carried out by Charity Link.


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Paul Hackwood

Paul is Chief Executive Officer of Toc H, a national social action charity.  He is also a Trustee of the Henry Smith Charity, a large grant making trust based in the City of London, and the St John's Eye Hospital in Jerusalem.  He has been a Canon of Leicester Cathedral for over 15 years.  He lives in Ashby with his wife and family.

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Leicestershire County Council Appointed Trustee

Christine Radford

Christine has represented the County Council on the Harley Trust charity since 2009.  She is a widow and has 3 sons and a granddaughter.

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Co-opted Trustee

Georgina Newcombe

Georgina is Sales and Marketing Director of William Davis Homes, Loughborough, commencing work with them in 1985 and becoming a director in 2004.

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Co-opted Trustee

Chris Sheldon

Chris was co-opted as a Trustee in 2022.  His professional career covered over 40 years in Banking concluding with 10 years as CEO of a small specialist bank serving Churches and Charities.  He is a Trustee of the Leicester Diocesan Board of Finance where he is additionally a member of the Audit Committee and Glebe Investments Committee plus several working groups.  He is treasurer of the PCC of Emmanuel Loughborough and also supports clergy (serving and retired) as the Financial Wellbeing Coordinator in the Diocese.  Chris is married with two adult sons and a labrador.

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Bishop of Leicester Appointed Trustee

Anthony Wessel

Anthony is the Bishop's Officer for retired clergy, widows and dependants, and the Bishop's appointee to Harley's Charities.  He is former Chairman of the Leicester Real Property Company and a qualified counsellor.

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Osgathorpe Parish Council Appointed Trustee

Martin Buczkiewicz

Martin is former Chief Executive of a national charity promoting Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education in schools throughout the UK and abroad, including acting as a Consultant to the World Health Organisation, UNICEF and the European Commission.  Prior to being CEO, he was a Senior Teacher in secondary schools in Hertfordshire, Wiltshire and South Yorkshire.

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Co-opted Trustee

Peter Sergeant

Peter taught at Loughborough Grammar School for 41 years, retiring as Assistant Headmaster in 2016.  He has been an officer in the RAF Volunteer Reserve (Training) since 1982, commanding the Grammar School Combined Cadet Force contingent from 2006 to 2016.  Peter serves as a county member on the East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadet Association committee and was seconded to the Department of Education, 2003 to 2010, as a consultant for and presenter of national examination officer training.

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Co-opted Trustee

Chris Young

Chris was co-opted as a Trustee in 2015.

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