Quartet Community Foundation has revealed that Sue Mountstevens, Avon & Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner, took over as Chair of the Board of Trustees last week.
Quartet, which gives over £3.5 million each year to good causes across the West of England, was established in 1987 by its first Chair of Trustees Sir John Wills during his time as the Lord Lieutenant.
Sue Mountstevens said: “This is a very difficult time for our small local charitable organisations. The need for their activities has never been greater but their ability to fund their work is being deeply damaged by the coronavirus crisis. Quartet Community Foundation has a vital role to play in raising new funding and getting it quickly to them so I am proud to have taken over as Chair of Quartet’s Board at this critical time.”
Sue Turner, Chief Executive of Quartet Community Foundation, said: “Sue Mountstevens has superb knowledge of the issues facing our communities so we are delighted that she has become our new Chair of Trustees, taking over from Helen Wilde who has done so much to encourage more local philanthropy.”
Quartet held its first virtual Board meeting on 26 March. Details of all Quartet’s Trustees can be found at https://quartetcf.org.uk/about-us/who-are-we/