Our Trustees & Staff

The Southall Trust is a registered charity, governed by a group of trustees, all of whom are relatives of the Trust's founder, Wilfred Southall. The trustees are volunteers and employ a Trust Secretary to manage the Trust on a day-to-day basis. Throughout the year the Secretary will work alongside sub-groups of trustees to assess grant applications and the whole group meets together roughly every four months.

Brief biographies of each trustee and our Trust Secretary can be found below.

Please note that grant applications should not be submitted directly to trustees, even if a personal relationship exists. The application process is designed to uphold our principles of fairness and integrity and all applicants must follow the same application process

Chair – Mark Holtom

Mark became a trustee of the Southall Trust in 1989 and became Chair in November 2015. He is a great-grandson of Wilfred Southall.

Mark’s grandparents were Corder and Gwen Catchpool (née. Southall). Gwen Catchpool was a former trustee of the Southall Trust and, in 1962, endowed a separate grant-making trust, called the Gwen Catchpool Charity. This charity merged with the Southall Trust in 1991.

Deputy Chair – Donald Southall

Donald became a trustee of the Southall Trust in November 1987 and was Chair between 1999 and 2015. Wilfred Southall was Donald’s grandfather.

Donald’s parents, Kenneth and Phyllis Southall, were former trustees and, in 1969, endowed a separate grant-making trust called the K & P Southall Trust. In July 2000, this trust amalgamated with the Southall Trust, providing approximately 13% of the Southall Trust’s portfolio of assets.

Annette Wallis

Annette became a trustee of the Southall Trust in December 1962 and, for many years, administered the Trust. Her parents were Corder and Gwen Catchpool (please see the Trust’s history page for information about Gwen’s involvement) and Wilfred Southall was her grandfather.

Joanna Engelkamp

Joanna became a trustee of the Southall Trust in November 1994. She is joined by her mother, Annette Wallis, and daughter, Hannah Engelkamp as fellow trustees. Joanna is a great-granddaughter to Wilfred Southall.

Claire Greaves

Claire became a trustee of the Southall Trust in March 1999. Her mother, Jean Greaves, preceded her as a trustee. She is a great-granddaughter to Wilfred Southall.

Richard Maw

Richard became a trustee of the Southall Trust in 2006. His mother, Daphne Maw, and grandfather, Kenneth Southall, were both Chairs of the Trust. Richard is a great-grandson to Wilfred Southall.

Hannah Engelkamp

Hannah became a trustee of the Southall Trust in November 2008. She is a great-great-granddaughter to Wilfred Southall.

Andrew Southall

Andrew became a trustee of the Southall Trust in March 2017. His father, Henry Southall, and grandfather, Kenneth Southall, were both Chairmen of the Trust. Andrew is a great-grandson to Wilfred Southall.

Philip Coventry

Philip became a trustee of the Southall Trust in March 2017. He is a great-great-grandson to Wilfred Southall.

Trust Secretary – Wil Berdinner

Wil was appointed Trust Secretary in September 2017 and manages the day-to-day operation of the Trust on behalf of the trustees. He brings a wealth of charity sector experience to this role – including many years in positions of charity leadership and governance. Therefore, he appreciates the challenges that fundraisers face when approaching grant makers. Do contact Wil if your charity is in need of any support with its application to the Trust.