The W F 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 give their time voluntarily to the cause of grant-making and they have appointed an independent Trust Secretary to manage the Trust on a day-to-day basis, on their behalf. Throughout the year the Secretary will work alongside sub-groups of trustees to assess grant applications and the whole group meets every four months - usually in March, July and November.
Brief biographies of each trustee 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 W F 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 W F Southall Trust and, in 1962, endowed a separate grant-making trust, called the Gwen Catchpool Charity. This charity merged with the W F Southall Trust in 1991.
Donald became a trustee of the W F 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 W F Southall Trust, providing approximately 13% of the W F Southall Trust’s portfolio of assets.
Joanna became a trustee of the W F 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 became a trustee of the W F Southall Trust in March 1999. Her mother, Jean Greaves, preceded her as a trustee. She is a great-granddaughter to Wilfred Southall.
Richard became a trustee of the W F 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 became a trustee of the W F Southall Trust in November 2008. She is a great-great-granddaughter to Wilfred Southall.
Andrew became a trustee of the W F 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 became a trustee of the W F Southall Trust in March 2017. He is a great-great-grandson to Wilfred Southall.