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 North Cornwall Conservative Association. He is married to Jenny Scott-Hopkins whose father was MP for North Cornwall and has two sons.
The Hon. Evelyn Boscawen DL
Chairman – Tregothnan Estates
Tregothnan Botanical Garden. Growers and suppliers of fine teas, herbal infusions, honey and floristry as well as charcoal and logs. Wild Escapes and Tregothnan holiday accommodation
Chairman – Goonvean Holdings Limited
Other Positions Held:
Cornwall Community Foundation – Trustee
Cornwall Federation of Young Farmers Clubs – President
Young People Cornwall – President
Truro Sea Cadets – Patron
Royal Cornwall Agricultural Society – Past President
St Michael Penkivel Parish Council – Chairman
2007/08 Cornwall -High Sheriff
2009 – to date – Deputy Lieutenant
National Maritime Museum Cornwall – Trustee
Kim graduated from University College, Cardiff with joint honours in English and Economics. After travelling and experience working in hospitality, 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, remaining as MD of the Bristol office until 2009.
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 (SWIG), a director of Creative Kernow, chair of governors at Truro School, chair of Cornwall’s Raising Aspiration & Achievement (RAAS) Board, a trustee of Cornish children’s charity BF Adventure, a board member of Clean Cornwall, a member of Truro & Penwith College Employment & Business Board, on the FEAST steering group and an advisory board member of Golden Tree Productions.
Outside of work – his family, wife Sarah and three children, his garden, fishing 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, is the grants assessor in Cornwall for the Henry Smith Foundation and is involved in a number of local charities.
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.
Daphne Skinnard DL
Currently Assistant Editor at BBC Radio Cornwall, she is the link between the community and the radio station managing Outside Broadcasts, events and partnerships with local organisations, she also runs 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 and free time is spent sharing her enthusiasm of the local area and what it has to offer with her two children.
Tom Van Oss
Tom Van Oss is a corporate finance adviser. He has had his own practice advising on mergers and acquisitions since 1998. He lives in London, and Cornwall as much as possible, with his wife Sarah. They have three daughters. He was a governor of Falmouth University, the specialist arts university in Cornwall, for eight years. He is now a member of council and chair of the audit and risk committee at the Royal College of Art, and on the audit committee of The Courtauld Institute. He is interested in contemporary art and education, as well as Cornwall.
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.