top of page

Our Trustees

We are governed by a Board of Trustees that meets five times a year, including an Away Day. Our trustees are responsible for creating the culture of the organisation, setting and monitoring strategy, employing staff, acting as ambassadors for the charity, and ensuring that it fulfils its obligations to all its stakeholders.

Interested in becoming a trustee?

Almost anyone can be a trustee and we would love to recruit more trustees from all backgrounds and ages. We are especially looking for people with experience in:

  • Fundraising

  • Developing or working for local heritage projects

  • Supporting young Londoners to find and stay in employment 

  • Engaging marginalised people, particularly through horticulture and gardening.

Becoming a trustee gives you the opportunity to be part of a team making a difference for socially and economically disadvantaged local people. You’ll develop links with your community and other organisations in Waterloo, and be able to contribute your skills and experience while learning new skills yourself.

We need your passion, enthusiasm and commitment to our work. Never been a trustee before? Don’t know what to expect? Don’t worry - you’d be welcome to have an informal chat with one of our trustees and we can provide coaching and guidance along the way. Get in touch at

You can also find our person specification and privacy policy here:

Meet our current trustees

The Rev. Canon. Giles Goddard is the Vicar at St John's Waterloo, and acting-CEO of The Bridge at Waterloo. Giles was responsible for creating InSpire, a community centre at St. Peter’s Church in Walworth which has been running very successfully for 15 years. He is a former director of a housing association and trustee of several charities.

Dr Catherine Dormor is our Chair of Trustees and Head of Research at the Royal College of Arts. She has exhibited and been published widely on her specialism: Textiles. Catherine also has experience as a longstanding school governor and chair of governors.”

David Clarson FRICS, FAPM, is the treasurer for The Bridge at Waterloo. David is the founder of, and former senior partner at, Clarson Goff Management, a trustee of Oasis Academy South Bank, and Trinity Hospice.

Belinda Taylor, churchwarden at St John’s Waterloo, was a senior executive for a marketing agency before she retired, and has extensive links with the dance world and community arts.

Dr Daisy Powell is Associate Professor in the Psychology of the Written Language at the Institute of Education, University of Reading. Her work involves research, mainly in the area of children’s reading development, teaching and supervision of doctoral students.

Ruth Knight IHBC is a senior environmental policy officer for the Greater London Authority. She trained as an architect and has extensive experience in historic conservation, sustainability and public engagement. 

Duncan Brown is a chartered town planning professional with a highly successful track record in delivering urban regeneration projects in London. He was Head of Area Regeneration Waterloo and Streatham for the London Borough of Lambeth between 2016 and 2018 and is currently Assistant Director for Regeneration at Kingston Council.

bottom of page