The Role of our Trustees

Our trustees ensure our charity has a clear strategy and that the charity’s activities are in line with our mission and vision – always keeping our beneficiaries at the centre of all we do.

Our trustees are responsible for the sustainable running of our charity and the protection of both our assets and our reputation.

The charity’s board meets four times a year which provides opportunities for collective decision-making and for contributing creative ideas to ensure our charity thrives with the sole purpose of helping more beneficiaries.

More information about the role of a trustee can be found in The Essential Trustee guidance provided by The Charity Commission. If you are a serving officer and you think you might be interested in becoming a trustee of Police Children’s Fund, please get in touch with the office.

Our Board of Trustees


Tim Packham


Tom Arthur

Vice Chair

Melanie Warnes

Representing National Police Chiefs’ Council

Rachel Nolan

Representing Superintendents

Martin Brunning & Ian Simmons

Representing Inspectors

Mark Tyler

Representing Sergeants

Garry Smith

Representing Constables

Jon Carter-Lang & Helen Darby