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

  • Richard Carr-Archer

    Richard Carr-Archer is an architect based in York and has been a member of the Cathedrals Fabric Commission for England since 2006, of the York Diocesan Advisory Committee since 1986 and of the Fabric Advisory Committee at Durham Cathedral since 1997. More details

  • John Drew

    John Drew is Director of Staff Experience and Engagement for NHS England and NHS Improvement, having previously been Director of Improvement & Culture at Oxford University Hospitals, and prior to that a Partner at McKinsey and Company. In his role at McKinsey he chaired the pro-bono committee and first became involved with the National Churches Trust through a project to support the charity in designing and conducting a national survey on the state and usage of church buildings. 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

  • 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

  • Rev Lucy Winkett

    Lucy Winkett was one of the first generation of women to be ordained in the Church of England. She was the first woman priest appointed at St Paul’s Cathedral, later becoming Canon Precentor. She has been Rector of St James’s Church, Piccadilly since 2010. More details