Our Staff

  • Claire Walker: Chief Executive

    Claire Walker has been Chief Executive of the National Churches Trust since 2011. She works closely with the trustees to provide strategic leadership for the charity. Claire has a wide range of fundraising experience in the charity sector, having been a senior member of the fundraising team at Parkinson’s UK for over 7 years. She has also worked at The Royal British Legion and for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice in Farnham, Surrey. More details

  • Sarah Ahmed: Events and Communications Officer

    Sarah joined the Trust in September 2017, after completing a Masters in International Cultural Heritage Management at Durham University. In her role, Sarah organises events for Friends and supporters and manages the Trust's social media platforms. More details

  • Cicely Barnett: Church Support Officer

    Cicely started working at the National Churches Trust in October 2017 and supports and assesses grant applications from the South of England, and Wales. More details

  • Sarah Crossland: Church Tourism Manager

    Sarah is our Church Tourism Manager, leading on our church tourism work to develop projects and support the wider sector. More details

  • Rosalinde de Best-Allott: Executive Assistant

    Rosalinde joined the Trust as Executive Assistant in October 2017. Previously, she worked for the Hampstead Garden Suburb Trust in London. More details

  • Nigel Mills: Church Support Officer

    Nigel joined the National Churches Trust in April 2016 in the Church Support team. His role involves assessing grant applications as well as working closely with local churches trusts, church bodies and other funders to provide much needed support for chuches. More details

  • Michael Murray: Deputy Chief Executive

    Michael joined the Trust in December 2015. Working with the Head of Church Support, he leads the strategy and operational support the Trust offers churches through our grants, tourism and maintenance services. Michael also leads the Trust’s subsidiary company, NCT Heritage Services Limited. More details

  • Linda Patrick: Church Support Officer

    Linda joined the team in 2018 as a Church Support Officer working on specific church tourism projects as well as helping to develop explorechurches.org into becoming the central hub for church tourism across the UK. More details

  • Alison Pollard: Head of Development

    Alison has worked at the Trust since 2004. In her current role on the Fundraising team she manages our relationships with trusts and foundations and development of corporate relationships. More details

  • Anna Tham: Fundraising Officer

    Anna joined the Trust in April 2017 after completing a Masters in Comparative Literature at King’s College London. She worked at the Trust as a student intern in 2014. More details