The Enthusiasm Board

Our Trustees

Phillip Perkins – Chair of Trustees

Phillip was appointed as a Trustee in April 2005. He is a joint Director of a consultancy business specialising in Health and Safety issues. He has excellent technical knowledge of writing procedures and risk assessments.

Peter Hallam – Trustee

Since 1984 Pete has been working as a qualified Chartered Management Accountant, and since 2012 as a Member in Practice. He has worked in engineering, textiles, distribution and regional theatre sectors and more recently in the charity sector. In some form or another Pete has supported various charities for over 25 years either as a Trustee or volunteer helping them to grow and develop and make a positive impact on society.

Dale Butcher – Trustee

Has spent many years in the Automotive Industry in Sales and Marketing activities around the world. He worked for over twenty five years for Inchcape PLC and is now an advisor to the Emily Frey Board in Zurich. He was also for many years a Trustee of the Inchcape Pension Scheme and Chairman of the Investment Committee. He holds a BSc in Economics Statistics and Sociology from the University of Surrey and an MBA from Imperial College London. He is a Freeman of the City of London and Worshipful Company of Coachmakers and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. He joined Enthusiasm Trust as a Trustee in 2014 and believes passionately in its vision and thoroughly enjoys working with the team and his other colleagues on the Board.

Bernard Harvey – Trustee

One of the “younger members” by virtue of only recently joining the erstwhile body of Trustees. With over 25 years of Corporate HR experience, it seems natural for me to Chair the HR working group and we would be pleased to hear your views and concerns.

Our Patron

The Duke of Devonshire KCVO, CBE, DL – Patron

I was delighted to be invited to become Patron of The Enthusiasm Trust particularly at this time of exciting development as they look towards expanding their activities into social enterprise and providing more education, recreation and training opportunities for young people to develop and release their potential.

It is testament to the success and long term value of this work that many of those who were first helped by the Enthusiasm Trust are now themselves mentoring others in their local communities and bringing fresh ideas forward.

I hope you can join me in supporting The Enthusiasm Trust and the vital partnerships they are developing with young people and other local organisations.

The Duke of Devonshire KCVO, CBE, DL.