Our Trustees
& Governance 

Sound Governance of the Youth Trust is an essential dimension of ensuring operational and financial integrity. In order to support the Youth Trust through a period of considerable change initiated by the national expansion project, we recently conducted a skills audit to ensure that the composition of the trustee Board is commensurate with our ambitious aims, vision and strategy.

Subsequently, we are in the process of appointing new trustees to the existing Board which is chaired by Dr Richard Shephard MBE DL. New and existing Board members have a wide range of skills and experience from work within the legal, educational, church, academic and financial sectors.

Given the ongoing national expansion project, one of our quarterly Board meetings will be held in London. In due course, information about individual members of the Board will be available here.


Composer, Former Headteacher and Director of Development at York Minster

Dr Richard Shephard MBE
Chair of Trustees

A PR consultant based in North Yorkshire

Lara Fawcett

Justin has worked in education for most of his career. He is presently director of a HR company and also provides some specialist consultancy on governance for new school developments.

Justin Wilson

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