Cornwall Community Foundation announces new Chair of Trustees

Jane Hartley DL and Kim Conchie DL FRSA at the Cornwall Club event in London

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Kim Conchie DL FRSA as the new Chair of Trustees. Kim has been part of the Foundation as a Trustee since 2017 and became Vice-Chair of the Foundation in 2021.

Kim takes over the role of Chair from Jane Hartley DL who steps down after five incredibly busy and successful years. The Foundation thanks Jane for her outstanding work, leading the Foundation through a challenging couple of years due to the Covid-19 pandemic and helping the Foundation to grow into what it is today.

Kim graduated from University College, Cardiff with joint honours in English and Economics. After travelling, he developed a career in publishing. Returning to live in his native Cornwall in 2002, Kim has been the Chief Executive of Cornwall Chamber of Commerce since April 2012. He is also a Director of the South West Investment Group and of Creative Kernow, a member of Truro & Penwith College Employment & Business Board and of WaveMAT. Kim sits on the FEAST steering group and is an advisory board member of Golden Tree Productions.

“I am delighted and honoured to be taking the role of Chair at CCF.” Kim says, “I have big shoes to step into as Jane and her predecessors have done such a fabulous job in making the Foundation the far-reaching and impactful organisation it is today.

He continues, “I will endeavour to build on our role as the largest grant awarder across every corner of Cornwall & Scilly – and endeavour to find solutions to poverty, deprivation, mental health issues and strife wherever we can. I look forward to working with all of you, our supporters, donors, advocates and friends. Thank you for your ongoing support.”

Tamas Haydu, CEO says, “We are very pleased to welcome Kim as our new Chair of Trustees. He is a passionate advocate for the further development of the Foundation, enabling us to support even more Cornish communities. We are also deeply grateful to Jane Hartley for her incredible support as Chair and we are delighted she is continuing as a member of the Board of Trustees.”