Our Trustees

Our board of trustees is responsible for the charity’s strategic governance and comprises 11 people who live or work in Richmond.

They oversee all aspects of the charity including our almshouses, community and welfare grants and are also responsible for the charity’s historical endowed assets made up of our property and investments.

Trustee positions are voluntary, but travel expenses can be reimbursed. The board meets once every two months in Richmond. There are also regular meetings of the sub-committees: Finance Committee, Property Committee, Welfare Committee, Risk Management Committee and the Safeguarding Group.

Trustee positions are held for a maximum of three terms of four years each. When vacancies arise, they are usually openly advertised locally. For further information, please contact {snippet julietContactTel}.

Richmond Charities Trustee - Paul Phillips

From 2004 to 2018, Paul was the Group Finance Director of Notting Hill Housing.  Following its merger in 2018 with Genesis Housing to form Notting Hill Genesis, he was the Chief Financial Officer of the new group until his retirement in July 2021.  Prior to that, he held similar roles with Servite Houses, Knightstone Housing Association and others.

Notting Hill Genesis is a major Registered Provider with operations across London and the South East.  It has about 65,000 homes in management, a balance sheet of over £8bn and a turnover of about £900m.

Paul is interim chair of the Salvation Army Housing Association.  He is chair of Audit and Risk at Wandle Housing Association and a Board member at Swan Housing Association.

Paul has lived in the Borough for over 25 years.  He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and holds an MBA from the University of Bath.

Paul was appointed as a Trustee of The Richmond Charities in May 2022 and is a member of the Finance Committee.