John Russell (Chairman)
John has been a trustee of the Charity since joining as Mayor in September 1985. He served on the City Council for eleven years.
John is a retired stockbroker and he sits on a number of charities in Lichfield and Birmingham.
John hopes that, with his years of charity experience and his business and financial background, he can make a positive contribution to the Charity.
William Henwood (Vice Chairman)
William has lived in Lichfield since 1991 and was appointed a Trustee of Lichfield Municipal Charities in 2015.
William is a retired local authority manager, with 40 years’ experience working in adults’ and children’s social care, and with the National Health Service. He is qualified leadership coach, with clients across the Midlands.
William is a volunteer Champion with Staffordshire Healthwatch, He is also a member (and currently Chair) of the Friends of Lichfield Historic Parks.
Carl has worked for over forty years for multi-national companies in the food industry and has run his own sales and marketing company. Carl has now turned his hand to writing, having published four thrillers with a fictional detective, based in Lichfield.
Resident in the City of Lichfield for the last thirty years, Carl joined the trust in 2007 and has served in the past as Chairman.
Karen has lived in Lichfield for fifty years. She attended Christ Church and Netherstowe High School. Karen then left Lichfield to attend London University. After finishing her education she returned to live and work in Birmingham.
Subsequently, she returned to Lichfield in the early 1980’s when she bought a house with her husband.
Karen has worked in private industry and more recently in local Government and as she approaches retirement is keen to give her time to helping local people and to contribute to the community of Lichfield.
Janet moved to Lichfield with her husband and two sons in 1981. Janet’s first job was as a doctor’s receptionist. Subsequently she worked for a firm of solicitors in Great Barr.
In 1991 Janet became a Lichfield District and City Councillor. During that time she has been the Mayor of Lichfield twice in 2002 and 2011, the Sheriff in 2003 and the Chairman of Lichfield District Council in 2007. Janet is also a County Councillor for Lichfield Rural North and is currently the Chairman of Staffordshire County Council.
Formerly Janet served as a School Governor on two junior schools in Lichfield; sadly having to resign because of her work commitments with the Council.
Janet has two grandsons and one granddaughter, family life is very important to her and she always looks forward to spending time with her family. She enjoys all kinds of music and tries to give as much support to music being taught in schools in Staffordshire.
She is also a member of several Charities in Lichfield.
Doris and her husband came to Lichfield in 1959 to run the London Road Garage until her husband’s retirement in 1981. Doris then became marketing manager for Shell and a volunteer at the Citizen’s Advice Bureau.
In 1991 Doris was elected to the City Council, serving from 2000 to 2001 as Sheriff and from 2002 to 2003 as Mayor.
In 1992, at a bye-election, Doris was elected to the District Council and in 2005 became Chairman of the District Council.
Doris retired as a Councillor in 2011 and currently serves on three Charitable Trusts in the City.
Janice was born and educated within the City of Lichfield; she is married and has a son.
In the past Janice has worked for the Civil Service, Staffordshire County Council and is currently employed by Dains Accountants. Janice is also a City Councillor for Lichfield and represents St. John’s Ward. She currently holds the position of Mayor of the City.
Cathy was born in Birmingham and moved to Lichfield in 1987.
Cathy has spent the last 11 years working for Lichfield District Council. Previously Cathy worked in industry, in sales, training and human resources. She has also worked in manufacturing, in food sales and the distribution sectors.
Cathy is married and has 3 step grandchildren. She and her husband love to walk their dog, otherwise she enjoys relaxing whilst listening to music.
Cathy is also involved with Live at Home Lichfield Befriending, visiting people who have little or no family.
Tom was appointed as Trustee in 2016. He is married with two daughters who between them have four energetic grandchildren, and he has lived in Lichfield since 1990. Tom has nearly forty years experience working in human resources and has headed HR departments across a number of sectors including financial services, IT consulting, medical devices and an independent school.
Tom has been a magistrate since 1996.
Outside of work, he has an eclectic mix of interests from food and drink, travelling, reading, music and running.
Nick was born and lives in Lichfield and is married.
Nick is a semi retired advisor in strategic planning for housing delivery and construction industry.
Nick is currently Chairman of Michael Lowe’s and Associated Charities.
He is Trustee and member of St. Mary’s Guild Management Council and Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Smiths.
He has been a City Ale taster for 25 years.
Mark was born in Carlisle in 1960 but grew up in West Bromwich.
Mark attended the University of Manchester where he gained 2 degrees: his Bachelors in Biology with Chemistry and his Masters in Pollution Engineering.
Mark moved to Lichfield in 1988 and was first elected to Lichfield City Council in 1991, having served about 20 years. He has also held the office of Mayor twice and also Sheriff. Mark serves as a District Councillor for the Boley Park Ward and is currently vice Chairman of Lichfield District Council.
In 1992 Mark was appointed a Magistrate and is now in his 25th year of service. When appointed he was one of the youngest Magistrates in Staffordshire.
Mark has recently taken early retirement from teaching: he is a Chartered Biologist in his own right.
Mark is Clerk to Weeford Parish Council and in his spare time he is a railway modeller in 00, 009 and N gauge.