The Governance of the Trust

The Governance of the Trust

Mission Statement

The Plater Trust enables people to learn how the way we live and work can become more fully human in the light of the Gospel and the application of Catholic social teaching.


His Eminence  Vincent Nichols (Chair) Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster
The Most Rev. Bernard Longley Archbishop of Birmingham
The Most Rev. George Stack Archbishop of Cardiff
The Most Rev. Malcolm McMahon Archbishop of Liverpool
Pamela Taylor Former Principal, Newman University College
John Taylor Former Principal, Sheffield College
Philomena Cullen Assistant Director of the Daughters of Charity & Former Director of Pastoral Studies at the Margaret Beaufort Institute
Elizabeth Slinn Former senior manager in the NHS and currently chair of the Diocese of Portsmouth Budget Committee
Russell Sparkes Chief Investment Officer of the Methodist Church and author of recent CTS biography on Cardinal Manning & CST

 Grant-Making Body

Pamela Taylor (Chair) Trustee
Tim Fox Former Student, Plater College
Colin Hardy Former Education Officer
Edward Hayes Former Director, Nottingham Diocesan Education Service
Michael Walsh Former Head of the International Department, TUC
Philomena Cullen Trustee
John Green Director of Development at the Apostleship of the Sea charity
Clive Dytor Former Head, Oratory School, Oxfordshire

Finance Committee


John Taylor (Chair) Trustee
Russell Sparkes Trustee
Liz Slinn Trustee
Sophia Pain Acting Chair, Newman University College


Charitable Status

The Trust is fully registered with the Charity Commission (charitable number 309719).