Pitzhanger Manor Trust
Pitzhanger Manor Trust was formed in October 2012 to work alongside the council to oversee the redevelopment and conservation of the manor house and gallery. The trust is a registered charity and is chaired by Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, former British Ambassador to Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia and Israel and an Ealing resident.
The trust works to promote the site’s education and leisure opportunities, increase awareness of the project and, importantly, find ways to raise the rest of the funding needed to carry out the restoration project. The trust held its first fundraising event in September, which was attended by key people from various potential funding bodies.
The trust also acts as a scrutiny panel for the project and has given strong feedback on the proposed redevelopment plans. Some changes have been made to the plans as a result.
The trust itself has also evolved, with one trustee stepping down due to other work commitments and two new members joining. Georgina Nayler, director of the Pilgrim Trust, and Janpal Basran, manager of network and community development at Southall Community Alliance came on board in mid-2013. Both of the new trustees live in the Ealing and bring new skills to enhance the collective abilities of the trust.
Chair of the Pitzhanger Manor Trust, Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, commented: “This has been an extraordinary year, the trust has had a sharp learning curve, but the commitment of the team has meant that we are further forward with our plans than seemed possible twelve months ago.
“The pressure to deliver the £2m funding gap cannot be underestimated, but we are confident that it is achievable and we have had huge interest from various funding bodies that are keen to explore the possibilities of becoming partners in the project.”
“The coming year holds many challenges, not least gaining the second round of funding from the HLF – the submission for which goes in very shortly. I am confident that the skills and hard work of the Trustees will make the difference.”
Pitzhanger Manor trustees
Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles (Chair) - Business development director BAE Systems; Former ambassador to Afghanistan; Saudi Arabia; Israel and other diplomatic and Foreign Office roles.
Michael Harlow (Deputy Chair) - Director of Governance and Legal English Heritage
Patricia Sucher (Treasurer) - Manager accounting and audit policy, Financial Services Authority.
Peter Knowles - Controller BBC Parliament; charity role Listed Buildings Advisory Committee of Thames North Synod of the United Reformed Church with devolved statutory responsibility for 26 listed churches in the London Area.
Vivienne Cane-Honeysett – Chair, Walpole Friends.
Sonja Garsvo – Business and communications consultant.
Hannah Dent - Commercial manager, Virgin Media; strategy consultant, PwC Strategy Group.
Councillor Julian Bell - Leader of Ealing Council.
Councillor David Millican - Leader of the opposition.
Georgina Nayler – Director, The Pilgrim Trust.
Janpal Basran - Network and Community Development Manager, Southall Community Alliance.
For more information about the trust, please contact the Pitzhanger Manor Trust at email@example.com
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