Many of the trust’s successes over the years have stemmed from the trustees’ willingness to take a view on an organisation and offer more than just financial help.
Brian Smouha is a qualified accountant who was a partner in Deloitte & Touche from 1970 until his retirement in 2001. During that time he established the specialist financial institutions group, led the liquidation of BCCI, and from 1997 to 2001 led the Deloitte & Touche audit of the World Bank. Brian is on the Board of the Barclays Private Bank and The Board of British Maritime Technology. He was the founding and sole chair of GuideStar UK and now sits on the Board of GuideStar International. He is also a trustee of The Institute for Philanthropy.