New Chair of Trustees

Author: TACT

We are delighted to announce that Bert O’Donoghue has been appointed as our New Chair of Trustees.

Bert has a background of being a Chair of Trustee for other Charities working with children and young people, having previously been on the Board of Trustees at St. Christopher’s Fellowship (SCF). During his time on the Board at SCF Bert served as Vice Chair until 2018, before becoming Chair of Trustees from 2018 until he stood down in 2022. SCF is a national charity that works with children and young people in care or on the edge of care.

Bert spent 32 years working for the 3M company with assignments based in Ireland, UK, US, Belgium, Hungary and India, he retired in 2013. During these assignments he ran substantial businesses in several industries across Europe, Asia and the United States.

Since 2017, Bert has also sat as a Magistrate in the adult criminal courts in Surrey. He also sits as a committee member of the Surrey Magistrates Association and as a member of the Justices’ Training, Approvals, Authorisations and Appraisals Committee for Surrey and Sussex.

In late 2023 Bert joined the board of Paper Boat, a charity working with children and young people from marginalised communities in India.

Bert has a certification, diploma and post-graduate diploma in Marketing and a degree in Social Science.

See more about our trustees here.