Continuing to mix business, faith, community experience and commitment, the Trustees of CIT uphold the founder’s wishes.
Our current Trustees are:
Michael Robson (Chairman)
Michael joined Andrews Estate Agents in 1976 as a Trainee Sales Negotiator and held a number of management positions within Andrews culminating in the position of Group Chief Executive in 1990. Michael is a Fellow of the National Association of Estate Agents, a Director of the Property Ombudsman, Chairman of the Christian Initiative Trust an Andrews minority shareholding charitable trust and a trustee of the Estate Agency Foundation (EAF).
David Saint is a Management and Fundraising Consultant specialising exclusively in the not-for-profit sector. Having held senior fundraising positions in Scope, Sense, SANE and Arthritis Care over a period of some 16 years, he established Action Planning in 1990, which has now become one of the leading specialist agencies serving the UK not-for-profit sector.
A regular contributor to voluntary sector conferences, seminars, journals and reference books, David specialises in organisational strategy and fundraising strategy. He is a member of the Institute of Fundraising (where he was founder Chairman of the Consultants’ Group), a member of the Association of Fundraising Consultants, and Chair of EU Consult, a network of European consultants.
David is a trustee of Andrews Charitable Trust and Advantage Africa. An active member and former Church Secretary of St. Andrew’s United Reformed Church in Cheam, Surrey, David takes a particular interest in working with Christian charities and churches.
David has been involved with a range of property services in private and social sectors for 25 years. David gained an honours degree in a property related subject and subsequently qualified as a Chartered Surveyor.
He has worked for Andrews for 14 years, and been a trustee of CIT for the past 10 years. The work in Andrews principally involves the residential letting business but also involves commercial premises management.
His work in the charitable sector has involved projects for children on deprived estates and latterly in the UK prison service. David has a busy life outside of CIT and Andrews being a trustee for Andrews Charitable Trust as well as being involved with a number of community based groups.
Home life for David is equally as busy with 3 children under the age of 10 and a very accommodating partner.
Nick Wright (Treasurer)
Nick is Finance Director for Andrews Group. Nick graduated with an Economics degree from Warwick University, then subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Nick joined Andrews as Finance Director in 1987. He is also Company Secretary, Chairman of Andrews’ Pension Fund, Trustee and Treasurer of Andrews Charitable Trust and Christian Book Promotion Trust who are the other shareholding trusts of Andrews and Partners Ltd as well as trustee and Company Secretary of the Estate Agency Foundation (EAF).
Siân Edwards (Director)
After a couple of years in public relations – including working for the British Council and running the press office for SportAid (the predecessor to Sport Relief), Siân retrained in social policy and practice at the LSE.
She subsequently spent the next twenty years working in the voluntary sector – almost all of it in long term international development. Through appointments with ActionAid, Action on Disability and Development and BasicNeeds, plus seven years of freelance work, she has supported work throughout south Asia, but also in more than a dozen countries in Africa, the Middle East and the Pacific rim, this included periods living in Bangladesh and Uganda.
Siân joined CIT as well as Andrews Charitable Trust in December 2006, as her first appointment working for a funding organisation. She is also Chair of the Rebecca Hussey Trust for Africans.
She is married with two children and lives in London.