Our Trustees

Our board of trustees is responsible for the charity’s strategic governance and comprises 12 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 and Risk Management Committee.

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 Juliet Ames-Lewis on 020 8948 4188.

Richmond Charities Trustee - Robert Thompson

Robert Thompson is a Chartered Surveyor and following training in the West End, worked as Development Surveyor for Swire Properties Ltd. in Hong Kong before returning to work in the family business based in Richmond. Robert has lived in Richmond for a number of years. From 2014 to 2018 he was a local councillor representing East Sheen Ward. He is also a Trustee of the Mortlake Almshouses and Relief Charities. Robert has been a Trustee of The Richmond Charities since 2015 and is a member of the Property Committee.