Governance

Good News! Trust is governed according to its governing document, which is the trust deed executed on 19 May 2006.

The purposes of the trust as set out in the trust deed are:

  • the advancement of the Christian faith and education
  • the relief of the poor, the needy and the sick
  • such other charitable purposes as the trustees may from time-to-time determine

The objectives of the trust are to identify opportunities in developing countries to relieve poverty and assist the poor in achieving their potential.

The activities of the trust include:

  • Building of schools and water projects in Kenya
  • Support the local churches and Christians working with children in Mozambique

The trust is managed by the Good News! Trust trustees who perform their roles on a voluntary basis. New trustees are selected and appointed by the existing trustees based upon the contribution that they can make to furthering the objectives of the trust.

Our annual accounts are prepared in accordance with the Statement of Recommended Practice on Accounting and Reporting by Charities (SORP 2005), and are independently examined by Giles Adu CAIA.

The trustees are:
Steven Wilderspin (Chairman)  An experienced Chartered Accountant who at Wilderspin Independent Governance provides corporate governance consultancy.
Nicholas Touzel (Treasurer)  Has been involved in overseas development work for 27 years in various settings, including in the field in Africa, Asia and in London.  For 20 years he has run his own retail and property businesses.
Rosemary Le Breton (Secretary)  Spent 11 years as a missionary working with children in Brazil and has had a lifelong support for overseas work.  She has also worked as a nurse and secretary.
Simon Spottiswoode  Worked for a year on a project in Kenya before qualified as a company secretary and has worked as a trust administrator and now as Scrutiny Officer in the States of Jersey Greffe.

 

 

...I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

John 10:10

 

We have considerable relevant governance experience on our board of trustees:

 

 

Chairman:  Steven Wilderspin.  An experienced Chartered Accountant who at Wilderspin Independent Governance provides, amongst other services, corporate governance consultancy.

 

Treasurer:  Nicholas Touzel.  Has been involved in overseas development work for 27 years in various settings, including in the field in Africa, Asia and in London.  For 20 years he has run his own retail and property businesses.

 

Secretary:  Rosemary Le Breton spent 11 years as a missionary working with children in Brazil and has had a lifelong support for overseas work.  She has also worked as a nurse and secretary.

 

Trustee:  Simon Spottiswoode worked for a year on a project in Kenya before qualified as a company secretary and has worked as a trust administrator and now as Scrutiny Officer in the States Greffe.

 

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