Trustees

Ashley Truluck CB CBE

Chairman

After a distinguished military career, latterly specialising in programme management, Ashley carried these skills over into public and commercial life. In addition to managing Army and NATO re-structuring, he has implemented a national helicopter programme, law courts’ rationalisation, and a national communications network for UK Fire & Rescue Services. He acted as a strategic advisor to IBM and now indulges his interest in history & travel by working in the leisure industry - and until recently running an offshore sailing association. He worked for five years with the Department of Communities & Local Government and he and his wife Jenny have been actively involved in community and charity work at national, regional and local level.

They have lived near Amesbury, Swindon and Salisbury and are now settled in the beautiful Chalke Valley.  He sees the Foundation as a natural culmination of his community work to date and looks forward to ‘putting people who care in touch with communities who matter’.  

William Wyldbore-Smith

Vice Chairman

William and his wife Prisca have lived in Bremhill since 1984 and have a daughter and two grandchildren living in London.  Currently William holds a number of charitable or voluntary appointments across the county and he and Prisca are both keen to encourage volunteering to help young people who face barriers to success in achieving their potential.

William had a 40 year career as a solictior working in the City of London, Bristol, Wiltshire and finally in Westminster for the last four years at Thrings LLP as Head of Private Client services, retiring in February 2013.

He has held a number of Public Service and voluntary sector appointments.  He was closely involved with Enterprise Agencies in both Bristol and Wiltshire, has served as a board member of the Bath and Wiltshire Health Authority and is closely involved with Youth Action Wiltshire.

William was appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of the County in 2003 and in 2013 became High Sheriff for the year ending in March 2014.

 

Andy Tait

Andy became involved with the Foundation whilst working at Intel where he had a 32 year career in a wide range of technology and business areas. Andy was instrumental in growing the culture of volunteering at Intel and supported many causes.

Andy is a visionary thinker with a proven track record of ensuring success when developing global brands and bringing new innovative technologies to market. He brings a desire to ask, and tackle the tough questions necessary to inform progressive decision-making. He has now retired from the corporate life and spends his time as a non-executive director, husband and father to two grown up children.

Angus Macpherson

Angus lives in Wroughton and is married with two adult children and two granddaughters. His association with the Foundation started when, as a Chartered Accountant, he was appointed Treasurer in 2006. Subsequently, he became a Trustee for many years, rejoining the board in 2019.

Serving as the Police & Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire since 2012, he has acquired an extensive knowledge of the community/ voluntary sector in the county, as well as the needs of its residents. He is governor of Dauntsey’s School and a trustee of The Filling Station (Swindon).

James Phipps

James, an entrepreneur, was born and raised in Swindon and joined WCF due to their shared passion for helping young people succeed and tackling homelessness.

He was Wiltshire Business Person of the Year in 2011 and 2012 and now mentors businesses and other entrepreneurs.

He has also been a Governor for the White Horse Federation and was nominated for Philanthropist of the Year at the recent Wiltshire Life Awards after co-founding a charitable foundation for young people in Wiltshire and Kenya in 2016.

James is actively involved in various community groups and charities; this includes being a Patron for Swindon 105.5 and an Ambassador for Jessie May.  He is married with two young daughters and travels around the world watching various sports as his main hobby.

Ian Thomas

Ian was born and bred in South Wales and spent his 35-year career in the healthcare industry in a range of commercial leadership roles with two large US-based medical device companies, ending as UK Managing Director and Head of International with Performance Health, a Chicago based supplier of rehabilitation, exercise and wellness products.

He stepped out of his full-time executive role in October 2018 and is now pursuing a portfolio career, combining both paid and voluntary roles. He joined the Board of Governors of Dauntsey's School, which both of his children attended, in 2018. The opportunity to contribute to the community through his role as a Trustee is his main motivation in joining the Foundation.

Ian and his family have been based in Wiltshire since 1987, although they also spent several years living in Munich, Zurich and Dubai during the intervening years. Ian and his wife Nicky live in Avebury.

Jason Dalley

Jason has been a trustee since 2012 and is a member of the Foundation’s Audit & Finance Committee and the Co-Investment Committee.  He is married, with three children and lives in Calne.  Originally an Army Officer based in Tidworth, Jason has worked in wealth management for the last 22 years and is now an Investment Director at Rathbones Investment Managers, based in Bristol.

Although Jason was born in London, four generations of his family hale from Chippenham, and Wiltshire has been home for many years, so he has a particular interest in supporting local communities.

David Wray

David first became aware of the work of the Foundation when he was Chair of Swindon Therapy Centre for MS as they were supported by them. Subsequently when he retired after 30 years with Nationwide and became CEO of Voluntary Action Swindon became more involved becoming a grants panel member in 2013 and subsequently joining the Grants Policy Committee. He is a strong advocate of the Foundation and has spoken on their behalf at Conferences and encouraged charities to seek support. He became a Trustee in 2019.

David has significant experience in the Voluntary and Community Sector. Apart from the roles above he has been Chair of School Governors, Chair and Treasurer of his Village Hall, Chair of a regional Neurological Charity and Chair of MSNTC a national MS Charity. He has throughout these roles been involved in fundraising via grant applications and community events.

Lisa Lewis

Trustee

Lisa Lewis lives in Chippenham and is married with two grown-up sons.

She was involved with the charity Doorway in Chippenham, which works with the homeless and vulnerably housed, for 13 years, nine of them as chief executive.

During her time with Doorway she built up an extensive knowledge of all aspects of running a charity, as well as gaining an expertise of the issues surrounding homelessness, including mental health, the welfare system and social isolation.

She is now operations director of the family’s classic car restoration business, which allows her to indulge in her passion for classic cars. She is also a keen dog walker and enjoys travel and reading.

She says she joined the Wiltshire Community Foundation as a trustee because she wanted to give something back after WCF’s support for Doorway and also to support the fantastic work of other community groups throughout the county.

Dame Elizabeth Neville DBE QPM

As Chief Constable of Wiltshire from 1997-2004, Dame Elizabeth worked with the Community Foundation as part of the partnership with other statutory bodies and the voluntary sector. As High Sheriff in 2010/11, Elizabeth engaged more closely with the Community Foundation, raising money to contribute to the High Sheriff’s Fund and got to know the Foundation even better, seeing the power of the work it does.  Elizabeth has particular interest in supporting young people and vulnerable elderly people. 

Elizabeth lives near Salisbury and currently works in the public sector, carrying out adjudication work for Companies House, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Pensions Regulator and the Phone Paid Services Authority.  Elizabeth is now a Deputy Lieutenant for Wiltshire and a trustee of the Bobby Van.

Oliver Jones-Davies

Trustee

Biography to follow

Samantha O'Sullivan

Trustee

Biography to follow.

Steve Wall

Steve was appointed as trustee in March 2015 having sat on the Audit and Finance Committee as a volunteer.    He is a Chartered Accountant and is currently Head of Business Performance Management at Zurich Financial Services.   He is also an Ambassador for the Zurich Charitable Trust. He now wants to use his 17 years of experience supporting Zurich's charitable trust in a wider field.

 

Sue Webber

Sue Webber has over 50 years of experience with community groups and voluntary organisations and knows how important external funding is in supporting people to make a difference to the causes they feel passionate about.  Sue also understands how positive it is for businesses and individuals to be able help fund organisations locally.

Sue has lived in Swindon since 1973 and has worked with a wide range of groups to develop by training people in the skills they need to be effective and to measure the difference they are making. Sue sees the Foundation as a vital support in this work.

Alison Radevsky

When Alison moved to Devizes with her husband Richard in 2006, Alison wanted to get involved with the local community, so contacted the Community Foundation and volunteered as a grants panel member. With two grown-up children of her own, her interests lie particularly in breaking the cycle of disadvantage by raising aspirations and removing obstacles from young people's fulfilment of their potential.

Alison has a background in the voluntary sector, having worked as Manager, Director, Trustee or Chair of several national charities.  She now works and volunteers on strategic, governance and marketing projects and conducts grants assessments with national, local and regional charities. 

 

 

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