The Trust

The Insole Court Trust was established to deliver the Renewal Project in partnership with Cardiff Council, and subsequently to take ownership of Insole Court through a Community Asset Transfer scheme through a long-term lease. As owner, the Trust is directly responsible for Insole Court, its sustainability and its future as a heritage asset and community facility.

The Trust is managed by the above Board of Trustees who work through the committees listed below. The committees oversee Trust business and take recommendations to the Board. They comprise at least two Trustees along with other volunteers with relevant expertise and experience.

  • Governance. Responsibility for Trust legal matters including contracts, leases and agreements, and for governance and the running of the Trust. (Greg Owens)
  • Finance. Responsibility for the Business Plan and overall sustainability of Insole Court. (Laurence Roblin)
  • Buildings and Gardens. Responsibility for capital works and matters that affect the development, maintenance and ongoing integrity of the buildings and grounds. (David Hamley)
  • Facilities. Responsibility for the activities that take place at Insole Court, the management of facilities, and the relationship with those who use Insole Court. (Catherine O’Brien)
  • Heritage. Responsibility for the development of interpretation and the heritage offer, ongoing research, and the safeguarding and appreciation of Insole Court as a heritage asset. ( Elaine Davey)

The Trust also convenes advisory groups when necessary, for specific areas of activity including communications, catering and recruitment. The groups are made up of volunteers with relevant expertise and experience and headed by at least one Trustee. These advisory groups also take recommendations to the Board.

All staff and consultants report to the Board directly or through the Insole Court Director.

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