Our Trustees

The Greggs Foundation is an independent charity managed by a board of trustees. Trustees are elected from within Greggs plc and external independent trustees. It is currently chaired by an independent trustee.

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Andrew Davison (Chair)

Andrew is an independent Trustee. He brings his knowledge and expertise from the legal sector and represents a number of charitable boards, including social and environmental organisations. Andrew is a member of the Foundation's Finance and Audit sub-committee.  

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Richard Hutton

Richard is Finance Director of Greggs plc. His excellent knowledge of finance systems and business acumen help the Greggs Foundation to be a robust and well managed organisation.  Richard is the Chair of the Foundation's Breakfast Club sub-committee and the Chair of the Finance and Audit sub-committee. 

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Roisin Currie

Roisin is the Retail Operations and People Director of Greggs plc. She brings her expert knowledge of Greggs people to help Greggs Foundation communicate to 20,000 Greggs people.

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Jane Hartley

Jane is an Associate with Voluntary Organisations Network North East a support body for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.  Jane is a member of the Foundation's Grant Making sub-committee.

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Fiona Nicholson

Fiona is a dedicated volunteer for the Greggs Foundation, with expert knowledge of the history and culture of Greggs.  Fiona is a member of the Foundation's Grant Making sub-committee and Breakfast Club sub-committee.

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Kate Bradley

Kate is Head of the Newcastle United Foundation and has a wealth of experience in the charitable sector.  Kate is the Chair of the Foundation's Grant Making sub-committee.

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Karen Wilkinson-Bell

Karen Wilkinson-Bell is an independent consultant and former charity chief executive. She has expert knowledge of corporate social responsibility and business supporting the voluntary sector.  Karen is a member of the Foundation's Finance and Audit sub-committee.

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Tony Rowson

Tony is the Head of Retail in our South East region. He has represented other corporate foundations and brings expert knowledge of delivering impact to the Greggs Foundation.

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Mick Thompson

Mick was Office Senior Partner of KPMG Newcastle for nine years and a Partner for 21 years before he retired in 2018. While at KPMG he had wide experience working with leading North East private, public sector, and plc organisations, including Greggs plc. He also worked closely with local FE Colleges, and Academy schools. He was actively involved with the Breakfast Club sponsored by KPMG staff. He has extensive knowledge of the retail and construction sectors, Social Housing, education, and charity sectors. Mick is an Advisory Board member of Newcastle University Business School, a Trustee of NUFC Foundation and of the Tyne and Wear Building Presentation Trust. He is also Treasurer of the Lord’s Taverner’s in Northumberland and Durham and a Governor of Newcastle High School.  Mick is a member of the Foundation's Finance and Audit sub-committee.