Our board of trustees oversee the work of Gloucestershire Community Foundation. With a wide range of skills and backgrounds, they each have different areas of responsibility and ensure that we meet our strategic goals and charity objectives.

Chair of Trustees : Dr Roger Head DL

"I will endeavour to strengthen Gloucestershire Community Foundation so it is able to give greater assistance to the charities and organisations that really are a life line to many people within the County.“

Roger Head was born in Gloucester in 1951 and was educated locally. Roger has had a successful business career spanning over 40 years and has restored Highnam Court, his residence, and gardens to their former glory. He has created an attraction which draws thousands of visitors each year and raises funds for his nominated charities.

He serves on The Gloucester Regeneration Advisory Board and is a board member of the Three Counties Agricultural Society. He led The Pied Piper Appeal for 10 years and is still Chairman of Trustees. He is also Chairman of the Gloucestershire Community Foundation. He was appointed a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire in 2007. In 2011 Roger was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy in recognition of his long-standing contributions to the County of Gloucestershire, and for his extensive charitable works.

Vice-Chair of Trustees : Terry Standing

Terry is a former Chief Fire Officer for Gloucestershire and Director of Community Safety at Gloucestershire County Council, with a wealth of experience in public sector community initiatives and an interest in working with young people to increase confidence and opportunities. He is now Director of Acuity First Ltd and is the Vice Chair of GCF and Chair of our Management Committee.

The Countess Bathurst

Lady Bathurst is the current High Sheriff of Gloucestershire, national vice-president of the Women's section of the Royal British Legion, patron of Cirencester Hospital League of Friends, patron of LINC, vice-president of the Cotswold Hospice and National Star College, Patron of The Dogs Trust, the Royal Wessex Yeomanry and Labrador Rescue.

Richard Graham MP

Richard has been the MP for Gloucester since 2010. He has been involved in charities much of his working life. He helped run the British High Commissioner in Nairobi’s Small Aid Projects in the mid 80s, financing small women's groups and then was advisor, later director, of the charity Care for Children, the first Anglo-Chinese joint venture charity.

Mark Heywood

Mark is a member of our Management Committee. Mark is also an former High Sheriff and a qualified chartered surveyor. He is a member of the Governing Council of Gloucester Cathedral.

Helen Lovatt

Following a legal career specialising in corporate finance, Helen now supports early stage businesses.   A well-established member of the business community Helen has been a Trustee since 2011.  In 2013 Helen stepped into the interim role of Foundation Director to lead the recent re-structure, reverting back to a Trustee at the 2014 AGM.  Helen is a member of our Management Committee.

Martin Surl
Martin was elected Gloucestershire's first Police and Crime Commissioner in November 2012. Through the Commissioner's Fund, which he introduced, the Fund has helped fund 129 local organisations and 240 community projects which are reducing crime and anti-social behaviour in Gloucestershire.  Martin is on the board of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and is Director of the Police ICT Company.  As Chief of Staff of the ACPO TAM - Terrorist and Allied Matters- Martin helped co-ordinate the UK's police counter terrorism network.


Jane Winstanley

Former Chief Executive of Cotswold CVS, having retired in 2015, Jane is a member of our Management Committee and sits on our Grants panels.

Alison Robinson
Alison is Chief Executive of Gloucester Association of Town and Parish Councils (GAPTC), a former Programme Manager with Newcastle City Council, and before that a vast experience of working in the voluntary sector including a spell as a grants manager with the Community Foundation Tyne and Wear and Northumberland.

James Tabor QC
Jamie was appointed QC in 1995, Circuit Judge in 2003, and is the current Resident Judge of Gloucester.  Jamie has a specific interest in the development of young people, especially those who come from underprivileged backgrounds.  He is Patron of the Stroud Court community (a home for autistic adults), governor of Gloucester Academy, Member of the Grocer's Company and a member of the Honourable Company of Gloucestershire.

Jonathan Dunley
Jonathan is the Group Finance Director and Company Secretary at Robert Hitchins Limited.

Tom Frost
Former High Sheriff of Gloucestershire (2014-2015) a qualified chartered accountant and business man.  Tom is Chair of his family-based charity dedicated to eye diseases and the prevention of blindness.  A keen and dedicated countryman with interests in conservation, gardening, bloodstock breeding and exercising his five dogs.  Tom has been concentrating on his property business and supporting several biotech start-ups locally as well as running the family's small farm.

Norman Gardner
Norman is an internationally experience Finance Director who following early retirement in 2010 retrained as a voluntary generalist adviser with Citizen Advice and soon after joined the staff ultimately becoming Deputy Bureau Manager of Gloucester CAB.