Our 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.

Mr. 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.

Mrs. Belinda Taylor, churchwarden, 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.

Mrs. Jane Stroud ACIS, TBAW secretary and Safeguarding officer, A former FE college governance consultant, contractor and trainer. Jane has acted as secretary clerk for a range of organisations, and has also worked in the City as a business analyst and management accountant. She is now a school governor.

Mr Simon Atkins Simon Atkins is CEO of the Union Jack Club in Waterloo, a charity for serving and former non-commissioned members of the Armed Forces. He is also a Director of "We are Waterloo" which aims to boost trade and community events around Waterloo, and is treasurer for his local church

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.”


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.

Mrs 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. 

Mr 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.

Becoming a trustee

As we start to grow we need advice and time from individuals who can help shape our future and develop the next stages of our programmes. 


Why be a trustee?

  • Be in at the beginning of something exciting and help shape it

  • Be part of a team making a difference for socially and economically disadvantaged local people

  • Develop your links with the community and disparate organisations in Waterloo

  • Contribute YOUR skills and experience whilst learning new skill as a member of the board


We are looking especially for people with fundraising experience, or with connections with one of these areas of activity:

  • Voices of Waterloo (local heritage projects)

  • Digital Futures (building a bridge to employment for young Londoners)

  • Engaging marginalised people (through work linked to horticulture and our church gardens)


What does a trustee do?

A trustee is a member of the Board of The Bridge at Waterloo. The Board is responsible for creating the culture of the organisation, setting and monitoring strategy, employing staff, acting as ambassadors for the charity, and ensuring that the charity fulfils its obligations to all its stakeholders.


The Board meets up to 10 times a year (probably less going forward), including one Awayday.


Trustees commit to attending and participating in regular Board meetings, acting in accordance with codes of conduct and best practice, and undertaking training if necessary.

Who can be a Trustee?

Almost anyone can be a trustee. Indeed we are interested in recruiting people from a range of backgrounds and ages. We need your passion, your enthusiasm, and some relevant experience. If you have not been a trustee before guidance can be provided.


How do I find out more?

If you or someone you know would like to find out more about us or being a trustee you can look at our website; or call us on 0207 633  9819; or write to

The term of office is 3 years.

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The Trustee Role, Person Specification, Skills Analysis and Recruitment Procedures (PDF download)


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