Colin Smith

Trustee

I became a Trustee three years ago having held no such role previously with no direct involvement with disability or mental health challenges.

It has been great to work with a group of people who are totally committed to improving the lives of disabled people and promoting improved wellbeing, particularly in these increasingly difficult times and I’ve been greatly impressed by the successes we have achieved and by the stories our people and partner organisations are able to tell.

My experience working with the Trust’s highly motivated and talented team and fellow trustees is inspiring, rewarding and meaningful.

During my time as a trustee I have been particularly struck by the challenge of understanding competing needs, prioritisation and encouragement of cooperative approaches.

Seeking to secure ‘best’ use of its people and financial resources is at the heart of being a Barnwood Trust trustee.