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.

Tabani Ndlovu – Trustee 

Tabani was appointed as a Trustee in January 2011. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and has experience of working with various boards ranging from charities, IT, finance and the housing sectors. He lectures at Oxford University on Corporate Governance and has recently been awarded his PhD.

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.

Maria Murphy – Trustee

Is the Managing Director of Derby Homes Ltd.  Derby Homes provide the housing management and maintenance service for all Council Housing in the City.  Derby Homes and the Derby City Council have worked closely with Enthusiasm for over 20 years commissioning youth inclusion and support.  Maria is proud to be involved with Enthusiasm both as through her partner organisation and also as a Trustee and believes that we can continue to make positive differences to the lives of younger people which will in turn enrich the communities in which they and their families live.

Tony Parkinson – Trustee

Leicester-based businessman selling and supporting software for clothing and footwear businesses.  In a previous life, he worked with difficult children.  Now he is a Trustee of Enthusiasm.

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.