James Naylor appointed as new Chair of Two Ridings Community Foundation
Successful Yorkshire-born businessman James Naylor has been appointed as Chair of Two Ridings Community Foundation at its Board meeting on 13th November 2017, along with three new trustees.
James has extensive experience in the private sector, working at a senior level within some of the UK’s largest leisure companies. He is also a Trustee of Restore – Burns and Wounds Research as well as a Non-Executive Director of Burgess Group PLC. James was High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire in 2011-2012 and supported Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes Community Foundations in his year of office. James’ appointment comes during Trustees’ Week, a week highlighting the important work trustees do for charities across the UK.
Jan Garrill, Chief Executive of the Community Foundation commented: “We are delighted to have James as our new chair, especially as he is someone who knows at first-hand the significance of the local community foundation in supporting local charities and community groups in North & East Yorkshire. With James as our chair we have someone who can be a leading advocate for local giving.”
James said “I have been involved in the work of community foundations when I was High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire and know the difference they can make locally. When I retired back to Yorkshire the chance to chair the Two Ridings Community Foundation was too good an opportunity to miss. I am proud to be asked by the trustees of the Two Ridings CF to play a part in furthering the outstanding work of the Community Foundation in its support of people living in need in North and East Yorkshire.”
The Community Foundation also appointed three other trustees:
- John Furness: local farmer, Council Member of Yorkshire Agricultural Society and former High Sheriff of North Yorkshire 2016-2017
- Venetia Wrigley: Deputy Lieutenant of North Yorkshire and longstanding charity fundraiser, including for Rehabilitation for Addicted Prisoners Trust and board member of Racing Welfare
- Daniel Yates: Strategic Resource Manager for VolkerRail and trustee of York Mind