Jane Hartley DL - Chairman
Jane lives in Cornwall where they have their family business, a holiday park, bringing up her family here for the last 30 years she has fallen in love with Cornwall and dedicated her time to making it a better place. In this time she has been High Sherriff, with a focus on raising awareness and funds for the community and mental health. Jane also chairs the Cornwall Christmas Fair, recently shifting its charitable giving to be for Cornwall Community Foundation. She chairs her family trust- The Albert Van den Bergh Charitable Trust, which has donated a fund to CCF supporting her local area, Newquay. Currently Chairman of Cornwall Community Foundation, bringing this experience and love of the county.
Tim Smith - Vice Chairman
A Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Adviser, Tim Smith runs his own accountancy business, Nevill Hovey & Co, in Boyton. He is Treasurer of the Cornwall Garden Society and Chairman of the Launceston Money Advice Centre. He is married to Jenny Scott-Hopkins whose father was MP for North Cornwall and has two sons.
Toby Ashworth considers himself Cornish through and through, however he is acutely aware he was not born in Cornwall. To rectify matters his grandfather flew him in a light aircraft back from Chatham to Cornwall with the old family nanny in attendance. Brought up on the north coast of Cornwall and he had some education outside of the county for a couple of decades – Radley, Dartmouth, RN Engineering College and a few warships.
Eventually he returned to Cornwall and became engrossed with the family business of hotels, ending up at The Nare Hotel for the last 25 years. He helped to found the C100 Club (business arm of the CCF), and has been a CCF trustee for 8 years.
He is married to Katie, a corporate lawyer. They have two teenage daughters and live in St. Ewe. As a hotel proprietor Toby is a self-confessed jack-of-all-trades master-of-none but enjoys hospitality, marketing, building, horses and boats; and most importantly the Cornish community.
The Hon. Evelyn Boscawen DL
Evelyn Boscawen plays a part in trying to help Cornish Charities create activity whether social or economic. Over the years he has been a trustee of the Bishop’s Forum, now BF adventures, Young People Cornwall of which he is President and for some time at CCF. He is also, Chairman of his local Parish Council, and involved with other organisations such as the Royal Cornwall Agricultural Association through his connections in Cornwall of his main business, Tregothnan estates including Tregothnan Tea. His other business interests include manufacturing as well as aggregates and sewerage.
Amongst things he loves are his wife and five children, three grandchildren, his Botanical Garden. He has an outlook for the next 500 years, his family having been living at Tregothnan since 1334!
Kim Conchie DL
Kim graduated from University College, Cardiff with joint honours in English and Economics. After travelling, he developed a career in publishing. In 1986 he co-founded Brass Tacks Publishing which, under his stewardship, became one of the top ten UK customer magazine and website publishers. He sold the business to Chime Communications in 2000.
Returning to live in his native Cornwall in 2002, Kim has been CEO of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce since April 2012. Kim is also a director of South West Investment Group and of Creative Kernow, a member of Truro & Penwith College Employment & Business Board and of WaveMAT, on the FEAST steering group and an advisory board member of Golden Tree Productions.
Outside of work his family, his garden, sport and walking the Coast Path are sources of great enjoyment.
Jonathan has lived in Cornwall since he was three, and has worked as an estate agent since 1993. He joined international firm Savills in 2005, heading up their business in Cornwall, and later as a director sitting on various national management boards. He left in early 2018 to set up his own firm and spend more time in Cornwall. Passionate about his home county and the sea, he is also a trustee of the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth and has sailed since an early age, having competed in many championships at home and abroad. Jonathan lives in Falmouth with his wife and three young children.
Deborah Hinton OBE
Deborah has spent a lifetime working in the voluntary and the statutory sectors, as a board member, trustee, employee, and volunteer at national and local levels. She has worked for organisations covering special needs housing, ex-offenders, children, health, mental illness, death and bereavement, single parents, criminal justice, alcoholism and the environment. Statutory appointments include a three-year appointment to the National Parole Board; Justice of the Peace; Member of the Board of a Regional Health Authority. In 1994 she was awarded an OBE for ‘services to the community’.
Deborah is Cornish by descent, (nee Vivian); leaving Cornwall at the age of 3 she returned after the death of her husband in 1997, since returning she has worked as a consultant for the Eden Project, was the grants assessor in Cornwall for the Henry Smith Foundation and is involved in a number of local charities.
Natercia was Born in Mozambique and moved to Cornwall in 1998 with her husband. They live in St Austell with their 2 children. Natercia qualified as a Chartered Certified Accountant in 2005, whilst working for Bishop Fleming Accountants, where she worked for 21 years until 2020. She predominantly worked with third sector clients, supporting them with their accounts and regulatory requirements, and holds the ICAEW Diploma in Charity Accounting in recognition of her experience in this sector. Natercia is the Foundation’s treasurer.
Emma was born and raised in Cornwall going to school locally and further afield. Like most teenagers the draw of the bright lights kept her away until returning in 1994. She worked in Estate Agency and then National Maritime Museum Cornwall before opening a business in Falmouth and having a family with her husband, David. Emma has been on the Events Committee of CCF for many years and has now taken on the Chair as well as becoming a Trustee. Cornwall is a very important part of her life and loves the fact that her two children can enjoy the same childhood and unique sense of belonging that she has had.
Born in Helston, Nicky’s background is in the field of talent management, recruitment and executive coaching. She moved back to Cornwall in 1999 with her husband Simon and three children. For the last few years she has enjoyed several voluntary roles in the county, including chairing the Friends’ Committee of the CCF and sitting on the Cornwall Macmillan Christmas Fair Committee. She first joined CCF as a volunteer and now as a Trustee particularly enjoys using her skills to help with the Foundation’s people management.
Right Reverend Philip Mounstephen, Bishop of Truro
Philip Mounstephen has been Bishop of Truro since late 2018. Prior to returning to his family roots in Cornwall he led an international charity facilitating links across the global Anglican Communion, having previously led churches in both London and Paris. Shortly after he arrived in Truro he led an independent review into the Government’s response to Christian persecution, and is a Trustee of a number of other Cornish charities. He is married to Ruth and lives with her and Noggin the Dog on the Trelissick estate. He supports Newcastle United (‘the triumph of hope over experience’) and collects old vinyl albums
Daphne Skinnard DL
Assistant Editor at BBC Radio Cornwall, she is the link between the community and the radio station, she also oversees BBC Radio Cornwall’s charitable appeals.
Daphne enjoys many aspects of Cornish life, including being a governor of Truro and Penwith College, a board member of Kneehigh Theatre, the County Patron for Cancer Research UK and Chapter Canon at Truro Cathedral. She was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant in July 2012.
She is passionate about the Cornish coast and countryside. Free time is spent sharing her enthusiasm of the local area and what it has to offer with family and friends.
Jane was born and brought up in west Devon and after a spell in London she and her husband decided to move back west. Since 1983 she has lived near Landrake and over the years been involved in various voluntary roles from Young NADFAS, the Primrose Appeal raising funds for the breast cancer unit at Derriford Hospital, treasurer of Saltash Tennis Centre and currently as a volunteer adviser for Citizens Advice Cornwall. Jane joined the Friends committee of CCF in 2017 and is now its chairman. For ten years she had her own interior design business in the county after which she did estate agency work. She loves living in Cornwall, enjoying all it has to offer from both land and sea.
Tom Van Oss
Tom Van Oss is based in London but lives in Cornwall for as much of the year as possible. Until recently, he had his own practice as a corporate finance adviser on mergers and acquisitions. He is particularly interested in contemporary art and education. He is on the council of the Royal College of Art, where he is chair of the audit and risk committee, and is a member of the audit committee at The Courtauld Institute. For eight years, he was a governor of Falmouth University, the specialist arts university in Cornwall. Tom and his wife Sarah have three grown up daughters.
James Williams DL
James was born and raised in Cornwall. He has pursued a career in investment management, working in many parts of the world before returning to his beloved home county. He was one of the earliest Trustees of the Cornwall Community Foundation and served as Chairman for 7 years until 2012 overseeing its evolution into a charity with real impact at a local Cornish level. He set up the Mining Districts Fund to provide financial support to the voluntary groups who do so much in Camborne and Redruth, and the surrounding area. He has held many non-executive positions including Chairman of Falmouth University until 2015. He is a member of the Prince’s Council that oversees the work of the Duchy of Cornwall. He is married to Sarah, with three grown up sons.