Len Duvall OBE is member of the London Assembly for Greenwich and Lewisham. Len was born and raised in Woolwich and as councilor for the London Borough of Greenwich from 1990 until 2001, during which time he served as both Deputy Leader and Leader. Len is passionate about local history and was nominated to Chair in December 2014.
Philip is a solicitor and partner in a leading international law firm where he has worked in the City of London for the last 30 years. He is a specialist in commercial litigation and numbers the Bank of England among his many clients. He has lived in the Royal Borough for more than 25 years and is passionate about historic buildings. This and his legal expertise and experience make him a perfect addition to the Board which he joined in February 2015.
Bill was a Founder Trustee, supporting the establishment of the charity in May 2014. Formerly Managing Director of P&O Estates, Bill has extensive experience in European property investments and developments. Bill was Chair of the Cutty Sark Trust and has been a Greenwich resident for many years.
Richard joined the Board in February 2015. He has lived in Blackheath for over 25 years, where he recently renovated and updated his Edwardian home. Originally trained as an architect, Richard has a varied career including management consultancy and the civil service, specialising in town planning and, currently, change management. Richard is a great support to the executive as they manage transformational change across the organisation.
Jonathan is a Founder Trustee supporting the establishment of the charity and joining the Board in May 2014. A local resident, he is an architect by profession. Jonathan sits on the Charlton House Sub Committee supporting the development project with the Executive.
Tony is Senior Vice President of a division of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. He brings financial expertise and, with Bill Edgerley, leads the Finance Committee that oversees Trust finances with the Executive and reports back to the Board.
Gary is a nominated Trustee appointed by Royal Borough of Greenwich. Nominated Trustees serve for one year and Gary was re-appointed for a second term in 2015
As a local resident Roden is deeply committed to Charlton and the borough and is passionate about design and its role in creating a sense of place for the community. Roden is an excellent communicator and as past Chair of the Charlton Society is an important advocate locally for the work of the Trust.
Denise is a freelance journalist and lectures in journalism at South Bank University. As Cabinet Member for Culture, Creative Industries & Community Wellbeing, Denise is a nominated Trustee appointed in December 2015. Denise sits on the Museum Sub Committee.
Nicky joined the Board in February 2015. Nicky is Group Company Secretary for British American Tobacco and a qualified lawyer. Nicky’s excellent organisational skills and experience in Board development have been invaluable in the establishment of the Trust. Nicky has lived in and loved Greenwich since 1987!
Malcolm is a Founder Trustee, having joined the Board after retiring from English Heritage in 2012. He spent 23 years as a Historic Buildings Inspector in the London Region, notably as Case Officer for the Borough of Greenwich. Malcolm is incredibly knowledgeable, not only about the Trust’s built assets but also of those in the wider borough. He is a keen amateur musician, rugby fan and drinker of real ale.