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The trustee role is an important one. Committed and conscientious trustees play an essential part in the proper running of Edward's Trust. Their role is to agree Edward's Trust's overall strategic direction, in line with its charitable objectives, and to scrutinise management functions delegated to the Chief Executive Officer.
Christine joined Edward’s Trust in 1992 to set up and open Sunrise, our Bereavement Centre, in January 1993. She oversees the work of Edward’s Trust’s staff and volunteers and is responsible for the day to day operational management of the charity. Christine has over 30 years experience of working with bereaved families. She is qualified in voluntary sector management, counselling, complementary therapies and social work.
Trustee & Founder of Edward's Trust
Peter set up Edward's Trust as a positive expression of hope for families at their time of loss. Despite many changes in the political and social climate over the years, Peter still sees an important role for Edward's Trust to play in support and education. He worked for some years as a Chartered Surveyor and currently holds a lecturing post at Oxford Brookes University.
Trustee & Company Secretary
Peter is a chartered surveyor and lawyer currently teaching law at Birmingham City University in the School of Property Construction and Planning. He is also a trustee for Kaleidoscope Theatre Company, a small charity based in Shropshire, and a governor of a local Academy School.
Trustee - Financial Management
Neil is a Chartered Accountant and Finance Director of a number of companies operating in the Education and Training sector. He joined the Trust in the mid 1990’s. He says ”Trustees are responsible for guiding and empowering staff, but the achievements would not have succeeded without the loyalty and commitment of those staff.”