Benjamin Preece Smith



Why do I want to be a Barnwood Trustee?

I have lived in Gloucestershire for thirty years and have many family links to the area. I live in Fairford with my wife Melanie and four children. I was asked to consider joining Barnwood as a trustee because of my background as a Chartered Accountant, and because my day job means I have a wide knowledge of the people and places in the county.


What experience to I bring to the Trust?

I currently work for the Church of England in an odd role called the “Diocesan Secretary” (roughly the Bishop’s business manager). Previously I have worked as Head of Finance at Christian Aid, and for KPMG in Canary Wharf.