Governance

The David Vaisey Prize for Gloucestershire Libraries is organised and administered by the David Vaisey Trust.

The David Vaisey Trust is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registered with the Charity Commission(Number 11660680), able to receive funding grants from charities and organisations, and a tax effective entity for Gift Aid donations from individuals.

The management of the Prize is the responsibility of the Trustees, assisted by representatives of Gloucestershire Library Service and The Cheltenham Festivals.

The Trustees are:

Jonathan Taylor, CBE(Chairman)

Lady Kate MacDuff

Sir Michael McWilliam, KCMG

Martin Lee-Browne, CBE, DL

Air Marshal G.A.Robertson. (New Trustee)

‘Black’Robertson joined the RAF in 1963 and spent the next 32 years in flying, staff, and command appointments including tours of duty in the USA and Germany. He flew all the RAF’s frontline fast jet aircraft and also qualified as a helicopter pilot. After leaving the service he spent 5 years with British Aerospace(subsequently BAE Systems) before setting up a private consultancy. He acted as Clerk and Company Secretary to The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire from 2013 to 2018.

Sarah Smyth. ( New Trustee)

Contact (for photographs, information about the Charity and queries )

The Administrator & Secretary to the Trustees:

Sue Emson 01285 654591 susanemson@gmail.com