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Governance

The Trust is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee, its work is directed by a Board of Trustees elected by the membership at Annual Meetings. The Trust also has a significant support base and has attracted many members. Trustees come from a range of backgrounds but all share the same passion for the Mechanics’ Institution and the wider Swindon community.

The day-to-day management of the Trust is led by the Board supported by a very small team of paid staff and contractors. The Trust also relies on the kind support of many volunteers and supporters who bring a range of skills and enthusiasm to the work of the organisation.

The current Board is made up of the following people:

  • David Thackray – Chair
  • Sally Cole – Treasurer
  • Katie Knowles – Secretary
  • Martha Parry
  • Donald Brunwin
  • Chris Carlton
  • John Stooke
  • Helen George
  • Philip Robinson