As a charity, it is vital that we have a board of trustees who are aligned with our objectives and have the relevant skills and experience to help guide and oversee the trust’s operations and finances.   We are very lucky to have a range of trustees from a wide variety of backgrounds who donate their time and expertise to ensure that after the 40 years of operation, the Lake District Calvert Trust will continue to delivery challenging outdoor adventure to those with disabilities for many years to come.

In additional to oversight of the overall governance through bi-annual full Trustees Meetings, they also chair quarterly committees that guide revenues, facilities and activities, finance and remuneration.   Our trustees will also be heavily involved in fundraising for development projects requiring major capital expenditure outside of the general fundraising required to support our operating costs and additional bursary support.

Bill Braithwaite

Bill is a vastly experienced and well-known personal injury practitioner.

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Christine Sheldon

I joined as a Trustee of LDCT in November 2016 and my experience is in private sector industry.

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Giles Mounsey-Heysham

Giles runs the Castletown Estate just north of Carlisle and is a Chartered Surveyor.

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Heather Batey

Heather’s 30 year career has been devoted to the assessment and rehabilitation of patients with Traumatic Brain Injury in both hospital and community settings.

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James Spedding

James is a barrister and local land owner

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Julian Handy

Julian is Vice chair of the South Lakes friends group and assists in organising and attending fundraising events.

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Louise Dunn

Louise is a communications consultant and academic. She joined as a Trustee of LDCT in November 2021.

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Martin Mullin

I am experienced in strategic planning, operations, financial management and business development.

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Stuart Lowthian

I have been leading large teams in major international businesses throughout my career and am happy to now support Calvert Trust, and in particular the Finance team.

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Tony Glyn

Tony splits his time between Stockport and Dacre and enjoys running, hiking and cycling.

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Judith Gate

Judith joined the Board in November 2021 bringing a specialism in business process improvement and leading digital change.

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Emily Flynn

21 years of experience as a military officer and communications-electronics engineer across a wide spectrum of business areas.

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