Our Trustees

  • Luke March DL: Chairman

    Luke March has served as Chairman of the National Churches Trust since 2012. He is also a Lay Canon on the Chapter of Salisbury Cathedral. Luke is Deputy Lieutenant of Wiltshire. He has been a non-executive director in the NHS since 1988 and has also served as Chair of the National Friends of the Citizens' Advice Bureaux. More details

  • Shirley Adams

    Shirley Adams has worked within the voluntary/charitable sector for nearly all of her professional working life. She is currently a Trustee of five grant giving charities within the Greater Manchester area and has been a magistrate for nearly 30 years. Her interest in churches is mainly focused on the historical and architectural elements of the English Parish Church. More details

  • Sir Paul Britton

    Sir Paul Britton CB CVO is a retired civil servant. He served in various departments in the period 1971-97, chiefly the Department of the Environment, where he was, successively, Director of Local Government Finance and Director of Sustainable Development. More details

  • Gerald Corbett DL

    Gerald Corbett DL a businessman who has acted in executive and non-executive roles for some of the UK’s largest and most recognisable companies for over 30 years. He has been a Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire since 2015. More details

  • Donna McDonald

    Donna McDonald has been project manager for several listed churches in the Diocese of London. For seven years she was the London arts correspondent for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, after which she moved into arts management and fundraising. More details

  • Dr David Muir

    Dr David Muir is a political scientist and theologian. He serves as an Executive Member of the African and Caribbean Evangelical Alliance, co-chairman of the National Church Leaders’ Forum and is on the executive committee for the Transatlantic Roundtable on Religion and Race. David is a much-sought commentator in the media and Christian Press. He is currently Head of Whitelands College at the Roehampton University. More details

  • Catherine Pepinster

    Catherine Pepinster is a journalist, broadcaster and author. She is a long-standing contributor to BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the Day. Catherine also works as UK Development Officer for the Anglican Centre in Rome, as a research consultant for St George’s House, Windsor, and a visiting lecturer in journalism at City, University of London. More details

  • Stephen Sklaroff

    Stephen Sklaroff is Director General of the Finance and Leasing Association, and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers. Previously he held a variety of posts in the Department of Trade and Industry. More details

  • Henry Stanford: Treasurer

    Henry Stanford qualified as a chartered accountant in 1992 and then moved to a corporate finance role at Close Brothers merchant bank. He subsequently became a director of Close Brothers’ venture capital trust business and became a partner of Albion Capital. He has been a Reader in his local benefice in Suffolk since 2008 and was previously a churchwarden of his parish church, St. Mary’s, Earl Stonham. More details

  • Sarah Stewart OBE DL

    Sarah Stewart OBE DL, has had a wide-ranging career in marketing and business development, holding executive and non-executive positions in the private, public, and third sectors. She is currently Chair of Governors at Gateshead College alongside roles with Beamish Museum, Newcastle Cathedral and Newcastle University and was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Tyne & Wear in 2020. More details