What are trustees?

Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They help to make the UK the sixth most giving country in the world.

They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work.

Trustees’ Week is an annual event to showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

We wanted to celebrate our board as people who play a pivotal role in One Knowsley. We asked the trustees of One Knowsley “Why are you a trustee” and these are some of their responses…

As an individual born and bred in Knowsley I am passionate about the aims and aspirations of One Knowsley. I am proud to be part of an organisation helping shape the future of the Knowsley social sector moving forward. The team is forward thinking and dedicated to bring change to the Knowsley region and as trustee I can help support the team in their plan. Being a trustee helps me develop my own personal skills and although it sometimes requires difficult conversations / decisions ultimately you can be part of something special that can bring about change!

Paul Growney, Champion for Health and Social Care
Paul is the Chief Executive Officer for Caring Connections / Non-Executive Director for Knowsley and St Helens Hospitals Trust


Being a trustee for One Knowsley gives me a great opportunity to use my skills and experience to support the ongoing development of an organisation that plays a crucial role in providing support to such an important sector within the local Knowsley community.

Chris Lawrenson, Champion for Digital Transformation
Chris is Director of Business Banking for NatWest across Liverpool, Wirral & Cheshire


To be a Trustee of One Knowsley and be able to support an organisation that does so much to support others, bring change and has a voice across the whole public sector is a privilege.  It’s a great opportunity for me as Knowsley resident and business owner to give back.

Louise Gillespie, Champion for Marketing & Communications
Louise is the Managing Director of Jessie & Co.