It immediately felt a privilege to be considered as a Trustee

Published: June 1, 2017

FitzRoy is governed by a Board of Trustees, all of which volunteer their time and expertise. Andy Lee, who has been on the board since 2014, told us why he became a Trustee after retiring from a senior position in Lloyds Bank.

Retiring from the business world, I wanted to become a Trustee in the care sector with a dynamic organisation living by inspirational values and a strong team culture.

My first visit with FitzRoy’s Chief Executive, Anna, to a couple of FitzRoy’s services convinced me. I was introduced to people who were lovingly looked after by such a committed and caring team. It immediately felt a privilege to be considered as a Trustee.

The past two years as a Trustee have reinforced this view. Issues are wide ranging and challenging with Trustee debate always informed by excellent direction and context from an executive team of the highest calibre. Visits to the Rural Skills project in East Meon, Waterlooville Day and Community Centre, or Whitegates View residential home in Liss, remind me of the importance and variety of what we do with so many different activities on offer as well as being such uplifting experiences.

Trustees are a unique type of volunteer, and we are hugely grateful for the expertise and commitment each bring to the table. – Andy Lee, FitzRoy Trustee