Wiltshire Community Foundation appoints new Chair

We are delighted to announce that Angus Macpherson MBE DL has been appointed as the new Chair of Wiltshire Community Foundation.

Angus has been involved with the Foundation since 2007 when he joined as Treasurer, a role he held until 2015 and then became a trustee again in 2019. He succeeds Major General Ashley Truluck, CB CBE who retired earlier this year at the end of his three-year term. We are also pleased that trustee Mark Barnett has agreed to be Vice Chair of the Foundation.

Commenting on his appointment Angus Macpherson said, “It’s a great honour to become Chair of Wiltshire Community Foundation. I originally became involved with them as I was impressed with the range of their work. I liked that they are not a one issue organisation and exist to support individuals and the voluntary and community sector across Wiltshire and Swindon.

“I first heard about the Foundation when I was a Director of Kennet Housing Association. Sadly, one of our housing officers died and his family decided to set up a fund with the Foundation. It struck me that this would be a fitting memorial to him and his work as the money donated would be placed in an endowment that would continue to benefit others for years to come.

“I am looking forward to consolidating all the good work that’s been done over the past few years and enabling the Joint Chief Executives Fiona Oliver and Vicky Hickey to deliver the agenda that has been set by the trustees. We are lucky to have experienced, professional, people running and working for our organisation and my role as Chair is to enable them and the Foundation to flourish. My main objective is to support the development and growth of the Foundation so that its capital base is still here in a hundred years’ time and still producing income to help communities in Wiltshire and Swindon.”

Commenting on behalf of the Wiltshire Community Foundation Joint Chief Executive Fiona Oliver said: “I would like to thank Ashley Truluck for his three years of hard work and dedication as our Chair. During his tenure he helped us to develop a new five-year strategy for the organisation as well as supporting us as we navigated through the challenges of the covid pandemic.

“We are delighted to see Angus take on the role. He has wide experience at all levels of the community in Wiltshire and Swindon and his leadership and counsel will be vital at what is a challenging time for the voluntary sector. We look forward to working with him to help more people across our county to thrive.”


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