Trustees’ Week 2017

Trustees’ Week is celebrated this year from 13th – 17th November.

Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They help to make the UK the sixth most giving country in the world. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work. Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

There are approximately 196,000 charities in the UK, and just over 1 million trustees.

At Cerebral Palsy Sport out Trustees play a vital role in governing the charity:

Meet our Trustees:

Chair: Mrs Aideen Blackborough – Company Secretary and Chair of the Governance, Compliance & Human Resources Sub Committee

Trustee: Mr Paul Bowman – Treasurer and Chair of the Finance, Fundraising and Marketing Sub Committee.

Trustee: Mrs Ilana Freestone – Chair of the Sport Development Sub Committee

Trustee: Mr Richard Oliver

Trustee: Mr  Gavin White

Trustee: Paul Marriner

Trustee: Paul Schorb

Trustee: Leon Taylor

For more information about our team click here

 

Trustees’ Week 2016

Trustees’ Week 2016 takes place this year from 7th – 13th November 2016. It is an annual event to showcase the important work that trustees do, and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference. Find out more about Trustees’ Week here.

Cerebral Palsy Sport is governed by a Board of Trustees.We want to use this week to thank and showcase the work our Trustees do for Cerebral Palsy Sport.

The Cerebral Palsy Sport Trustees are:

Chairman:Mr Paul Goodman

Deputy Chairman: Mr Bill Crichton

Trustee: Mr Paul Bowman – Treasurer

Trustee: Mrs Aideen Blackborough – Company Secretary

Trustee: Mrs Ilana Freestone

Trustee: Mr Ernie Finch MBE

Trustee: Mr Richard Oliver

Trustee: Ms Fran Williamson

Trustee: Mr  Gavin White

You can find out more about our Trustees here

We asked some of our Trustees to give us their feedback on what being Trustee means to them, what they like about it and what they hope to achieve in their role. We’ll be sharing this throughout the week on our social media and you can find out more here.

CP Sport’s Deputy Chairman receives Lifetime Achievement Industry Award.

Cerebral Palsy Sport’s Deputy Chairman Bill Crichton was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Business Continuity Awards 2016 last night in London.

The awards recognises and celebrates achievements in business continuity, security and resilience and are organised by CIR Magazine (Continuity, Insurance and Risk Magazine)

With 23 years of experience in Business Continuity and Resilience, preceded by 18 years in Information Technology, Bill is a long-standing Fellow of the Business Continuity Institute (BCI) and has served 14 years as a Director of the BCI. He is the current Chair of the BCI’s 20/20 UK Think Tank and a regular judge for the BCI Awards, and represented the Institute at events in the UK, USA, Middle East and India. Over the past 12 years, he also received 4 Business Continuity Awards and been a finalist in 3 other categories.

Bill has worked for companies such as Zurich Financial Services, Comdisco (now SunGard), Belgacom (Belgian Telco), Synstar Recovery Services and Hewlett-Packard (EMEA Head of BC Consulting) providing consulting across many industry sectors including; Government, Financial Services, Utilities, Pharmaceuticals, Legal and Telco.

Since 2012, as a Director of his own BC Consulting Company, Bill has delivered consulting to Direct Line Group, Xchanging, Lloyd’s Corporation, Coventry Building Society and others. He is an internationally recognised Continuity expert with experience of working in UK, Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Lithuania, Sweden, Denmark, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman and South Africa. He has also spoken at, or chaired conferences and seminars, in UK, Holland, Belgium, Spain, Middle East and India.

Bill joined the Board of Cerebral Palsy Sport in January 2016.

Picture shows Bill receiving his award from comedian Ed Byrne.

Bill Crichton