Our Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees usually meet about ten times a year, in the evenings. The Board is the overall management body for the Trust and the Chief Executive is accountable to it.

We are responsible for agreeing the Trust’s budget and its strategy and plans.

We review the work of every part of the Trust each year, and we must ensure that the Trust works within its aims and objectives, and within charity and company legislation.

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Patrick Wing MBE JP – Chair of Trustee /Chair of School Governors

Pat became a member of the governing body of the St Paul’s school a good few years ago and then later joined the Trustees board. He retired as a police officer and then worked in the community with Balsall Heath Forum.

He and his late wife fostered children for over 30 years looking after a number of children with disabilities. Pat now sits as a Magistrate on the Birmingham bench and on the governing boards of a college and a Special School in Coventry.

He is an ageing sportsman and having finally given up playing rugby has taken to running (very slowly!).

Pat was awarded the MBE in 2015 for services to the community.

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Paul Chew – Trustee

My name is Paul Chew.  I have lived in the area since 1994 and I am delighted to be a Trustee. In my professional life I am a self-employed accountant and I provide accounting and consultancy support to a variety of organisations. 

I hope I can use my skills and experience to support the development of the Trust.  In my spare time I enjoy cycling, watching cricket and I am a Governor at my daughters school.

Clare Reardon

Clare Reardon – Trustee/Governor

I am a Public Health specialist with 18 years’ experience in both NHS and Local Authority Public Health. Throughout my career, I have led on a range of Public Health related policy, strategy and service delivery areas including; sexual health and teenage pregnancy, substance misuse, homeless and migrant health, domestic abuse, and more recently counter terrorism.

I am passionate about improving life chances and outcomes for people and communities whose circumstances make it more difficult to live healthy and well.  I have a particular interest in creating positive change for people with complex social backgrounds who experience some of the most significant health inequalities of all.

Having lived in Balsall Heath as a teenager, it’s a privilege to contribute to the work of St Pauls and to the area that was so welcoming to me and my family.

Elaine Meredith (Trustee)

Elaine Meredith – Trustee

Elaine retired from her role as Clinical Lead for Health Visitors in Birmingham in 2020. As a qualified nurse, midwife and health visitor she has worked in many hospitals and communities across Birmingham, including Balsall Heath. She was part of the team who created Birmingham Forward Steps of which St. Pauls Community Development Trust is a partner.

Elaine has many years experience of working with families and young children and is keen to continue her support of early years services.

Kashaf Ali - Trustee

Kashaf Ali – Trustee

I joined St. Paul’s as I am passionate about social justice and helping disadvantaged individuals and communities to improve their life chances. I’m familiar with some of the challenges the local community faces having spent time growing up in the area.

In my professional life, I work in community finance providing solutions to help improve the financial health and well-being of individuals, families, and businesses.

I’m excited to be a Trustee at St. Paul’s and look forward to making a positive contribution and helping it to continue supporting individuals and families in Balsall Heath and the wider area.