Trustees & Staff

The current Board of FCSCT includes:

  • John McGovern (Chair)
  • Christine Knipe
  • Carol Ostermeyer
  • Joanna Plumptre
  • Peter Redhead
  • Alexander Scott
  • Madeleine Scott
  • Malcolm Tillyer
  • Melanie Wotherspoon

The current staff team is:

  • Helen Carter (Director)
  • Carol Chapman  (Finance Manager)
  • Celia Forsyth (Frieda Scott Trust Secretary)


Conflict of Interest policy

FCSCT Trustees are recruited from a wide range of backgrounds and have three key responsibilities – managing the trust’s investments, considering applications for funding and reviewing policy. To enhance and inform our decision-making processes, we actively seek trustees with involvement in financial services and the local charitable sector.  Any potential conflicts of interest are declared at the outset of each meeting and recorded in the minutes with the appropriate mitigating action taken.

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