Our 10 Trustees form the Council of Trustees and are responsible for upholding our founder’s vision of helping disabled veterans into meaningful employment. The trustees are all volunteers and, because the charity is also a company limited under guarantee, they are also the directors of the Company. The Trustees ensure the work and goals of the organisation are in line with the vision stated in The Poppy’s Factory’s “Objects of Association”. They take overall legal and financial responsibility for our work and must always act in the interests of the charity. The diversity of our Council is something we are proud of and each Trustee is able to draw on their unique background to bring a different set of skills to the table.
Sara Jones, CBE, DL
Maj Gen Dr A R D Sharpe CBE PhD
Mr A J Truscott, ACA
Mr S C Monger-Godfrey, DSc (h.c.) FRICS
Mr Michael Bustard JP FICPD
Mr J P H S Wolff-Ingham
Mr P R Gill
Dr Sridevi Kalidindi
Mr Cliff Dare
Mr Simon Taylor
Simon is a chartered surveyor and property finance professional that has worked on ‘all sides of the fence’ as a banker, an adviser, and a property company principal, latterly as main board director of Halladale Group plc. He recently formed a new business, Grant Taylor, that focuses on the development of retirement living and specialist accommodation for older people. Simon is married with 3 children and lives in Richmond.