Trustees’ Week gives us the opportunity to highlight the skills, experience, and value that our 14 trustees add to the Norfolk Community Foundation. As part of Trustees’ Week 2021, we spoke to two of our trustees, Simon Bailey and Fiona McDiarmid, about their experiences.
Trustees act collectively to govern the Norfolk Community Foundation and make decisions. As such, they have a massive impact on what we do and how we do it.
Each trustee brings their own experience to the table. Simon is the former Chief Constable of Norfolk and has specialist knowledge of child protection. He says that this gives him “a passion for tackling inequality in the county and for championing the cause of the foundation”. As one of the leading contributors to the national discussion surrounding exploitation and abuse, his knowledge of safeguarding and child protection brings a strong understanding of the issues facing the most vulnerable. This experience, coupled with his considerable involvement in the issue of online safety, keeps us connected to local issues, further helping us to put effective support in place to make lives better in Norfolk.