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Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is appointed by the members (41 sponsoring churches in Britain and Ireland) at their Annual General Meeting.

The Board’s principal responsibilities include determining the overall strategy, policies, direction and goals of Christian Aid; protecting and promoting the identity and values of the charity; and fulfilling its statutory responsibilities.
 
The Board consists of:

  • a Chair
  • a Vice Chair
  • a nominee from each of the national committees for Wales and Scotland
  • the Chair of Christian Aid Ireland 
  • a nominee of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
  • up to 15 other trustees.

This ensures an appropriate balance of lay and ordained people, gender, age, ethnic origin, church tradition, geographic spread and knowledge and skills relevant to Christian Aid’s work.

Maggie Swinson became the Interim Chair of the Board of Trustees in June 2023. Sarah Mullally, Bishop of London, has been announced as the next Chair of Christian Aid, beginning in June 2024
 
In keeping with good governance practice, one-quarter of the trustees retire at each annual general meeting and are eligible to be reappointed for further terms of office, usually limited to eight consecutive years.

This process does not apply to the Chair of Christian Aid Ireland, the nominees from the national committees or CTBI.

The board delegates certain functions to committees of trustees, including:

  • a board governance and nominations committee
  • an audit and risk committee
  • a finance, fundraising and investment committee
  • a human resources and strategy committee
  • a remuneration committee.

Chair and board members

List Contacts – by content reference (specific page match)

Maggie Swinson

Maggie Swinson is the Interim Chair of the Board of Trustees.

Nick Moberly

Nick Moberly has extensive experience in the public sector. He’s currently the CEO of the MS Society.

Hazel Baird

Hazel Baird joined the Christian Aid board in 2016. She has 16 years experience in health and social care.

Richard Calvert

Richard Calvert is Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Sheffield Hallam University. He also leads the UK Civic University Network.

Mark Currie

Mark Currie chairs the Finance, Fundraising and Investment Committee.

Nontando Hadebe

Dr Nontando Hadebe is a woman theologian and a member of The Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians and Catholic Women Speak/Preach.

Liz Hughes

Rev Dr Liz Hughes is the Chair of Christian Aid Ireland. She's a retired minister of the Presbyterian Church in Northern Ireland.

Carol Hui OBE

Carol Hui OBE is an experienced lawyer and director with over 25 years of board service in private, public, and charitable sectors.

Martin Johnstone

Martin Johnstone is a Church of Scotland minister, ordained in September 1989.

Mukami McCrum

Mukami McCrum is currently the chair and founder member of Kenyan Women in Scotland Association (KWISA).

Andrew Sully

Andrew Sully has been a priest in the Church in Wales for 30 years.

Chine McDonald

Chine McDonald is Director of Theos, the religion and society thinktank.

Other Christian Aid teams

Our CEO, directors and board

Our directors, headed by the Chief Executive Officer, are responsible for strategic direction, plans and programmes around the world.