Norfolk Community Foundation are delighted to announce Mr Henry Cator, a former High Sheriff of Norfolk, as Chairman. He will succeed Charles Barratt of stockbrokers Barratt and Cooke and will undertake a three-year term.
Mr Cator has a broad knowledge of the charity sector and working to support Norfolk as a county. He has had a varied career including roles as Deputy Lieutenant, High Steward of Great Yarmouth, High Sheriff of Norfolk as well chairman for a number of organisations, including Chairman of Trustees for Norwich Cathedral Trust having successfully led the campaign to raise over £10M for the building of the new Refectory and Hostry buildings at Norwich Cathedral.
Mr Cator said: “It is a great honour to become chairman of a charity that has a love of Norfolk and its communities at the very core of its essence. Charlie Barratt has done a tremendous job of building on the strengths of the Norfolk Community Foundation ensuring that it remains a caring and efficiently run charity. In common with any business that is growing, each year brings new challenges. Together with the board of trustees it is my hope that we shall continue to focus the resources we have on areas where we may make a real difference. We can’t support every charity or good cause within Norfolk but we can concentrate our efforts on helping many small groups and individuals that might otherwise slip through the net.”
Graham Tuttle, chief executive of Norfolk Community Foundation, said: “It was wonderful to work with Charles for the last five years and there is no doubt that the growth and impact of our grant-making during that time did so much good for Norfolk charities. Henry Cator has taken on the chair of the foundation at a time when many charities and community groups across Norfolk are faced with continuing pressures on their funding and their ability to continue to support that vulnerable and communities they serve.”
The Foundation has delivered almost £3m of grants in the past year and we are pleased to have Henry on board as we continue our work in the county with individual donors, public, private and voluntary sector bodies to provide the necessary support to the community.