A well-governed
organisation is
more likely to
fulfill its aims
and achieve
success

Role of the Trustees

Charity Trustees are the people who serve on the governing body of a charity. They may be known as Trustees, Directors, Board Members, Governors or Committee Members. Charity Trustees are responsible for controlling the management and administration of a charity.

Their responsibilities and duties are summarised below. The PPEF Trustees serve as volunteers and receive no payment for their work.

Charity Trustees come from all walks of life, and are united by their wish to create positive change in society. Most people are eligible to serve as Trustees. The work of a Trustee should be rewarding and enjoyable and an opportunity to serve the community while learning new skills.