Trustees and Staff

The current Board of Trustees is:

  • Philip Hoyle  (Chairman)
  • Richard Brownson
  • Stuart Fairclough
  • Vanda Lambton
  • Hugo Pring
  • Sam Rayner
  • Sam Scott
  • Peter Smith
  • Laura Southern


The current staff team is:

  • Celia Forsyth (Trust Secretary)
  • Helen Carter (Director)
  • Carol Chapman (Finance Manager)
  • Lyn Hoar (Administrator)



FSCT Trustees are delighted to announce that Helen Carter has been appointed as the new Director to take over from Chris Batten who is retiring at the end of March 2018. Helen is joining FSCT from Brathay and we all look forward to her contributing significantly to the philanthropic work of the Scott Trusts in the years ahead.


Conflict of Interest policy

FSCT Trustees are recruited from a wide range of backgrounds and have three key responsibilities – managing the trust’s investments, considering applications for funding and reviewing policy. To enhance and inform our decision-making processes, we actively seek trustees with involvement in financial services and the local charitable sector.  Any potential conflicts of interest are declared at the outset of each meeting and recorded in the minutes with the appropriate mitigating action taken.