Children’s Liver Disease Foundation’s trustees provide a non-executive oversight of all the charity’s activities, contributing to the development of its strategy and future vision. They also ensure CLDF’s policies and practices are in keeping with its aims and that it adheres to the legal and financial requirements of a charitable organisation.
Tom Ross OBE (Chairman)
My working life has been spent as an actuary, specialising in pensions. I retired from Aon Consulting at the end of 2005, having spent almost 30 years with the firm and its predecessors. I am currently Chairman of the Trustee Board of the Smiths Industries Pension Scheme.
I became a trustee of CLDF in 1997. In a charity, the role of a Trustee goes beyond strategy and oversight to providing support and advice to those who work for it. In my case, my business experience is useful in fundraising – a vital function in any charity – and in helping the Chief Executive to judge and manage the risks that the charity faces.
Professor John Iredale
Trustees attend three formal meetings per year and are expected to support CLDF activities such as the National Conference and major fundraising events.
Interested in becoming a trustee?
CLDF looks for a broad range of skills among its trustees.
- People with an understanding of the needs of patients and families
- People with senior business perspective and a good network to bring in more support to the charity
- People with specific skills such as HR, sales or marketing and delivering services and products connected to CLDF’s objectives
- People with enthusiasm who will engage with the vision, mission and values of CLDF
- People who will be able to take part in training sessions provided for the benefit of the trustees