St. Paul's Community Development Trust

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.

Salma Hamid - Chair of Trustees

Salma Hamid – Trustee (Chair)

I was born and raised in Bordesley Green and Small Heath. I graduated in 1997 from the University of Central England as a Primary School Teacher.

I have always been involved in community work in some way throughout my adult life – school governor, organising fund raising events for charities, managing a parent and toddler group, hosting tea parties for groups of elderly residents and many other volunteer activities.

I am most happy and active helping the community and I feel I have made a difference by organising new initiatives and by contributing to existing ones.

Mark Riley Trustee Photo

Mark Riley – Trustee

After graduating with a Visual Arts degree Mark worked at St Pauls Venture from 1994 -1998, before moving onto environmental community development across Birmingham.  

In 2003 he became a freelance community artist and creative practitioner, working in community settings, schools, and Forest School.

Patrick Wing MBE JP – Trustee/Chair of School Governors

Pat has been a governor at St Paul’s school for a number of years. He is a retired police officer who now works in the community with Balsall Heath Forum. Pat and his late wife fostered children for over 30 years and have looked after youngsters with a range of disabilities. He is an ageing but keen sportsman and also sits on the boards of another two schools/colleges.

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