Farewell to Marcus Langdon and welcome to our new trustees

Early this year, the trustees agreed that the growth of the Trust had reached the stage that it was timely to consider a transition of the managerial role from Melbourne to Brisbane, being a trust exclusively for the benefit of Queensland charities. The trustees agreed that a formal transition program be put in place which has resulted in a Brisbane office at Teneriffe being leased.

However, the Chairman Mr Darvell Hutchinson AM regrets to announce the resignation in September 2015 of Mr Marcus Langdon as a trustee of The John Villiers Trust, following eight years of valuable service, to make way for the appointment of Queensland trustees.

Mr Hutchinson expressed his genuine and sincere thanks to Mr Langdon for his dedication to the Trust. “The eight years of solid growth by the Trust are a result of good teamwork between Marcus and myself. Our joint efforts in going to the ‘coalface’ to see grant applicants has raised the image of John’s generous benefaction, and has resulted in the establishment of a meaningful and permanent footprint for The John Villiers Trust in Queensland. His considerate and thoughtful contribution as a trustee will be greatly missed,” Mr Hutchinson said.

“In consequence of Marcus’ retirement, I am pleased to announce the appointment of three new Brisbane-based trustees. It is with pleasure that I welcome Mr Christopher Barnard, Dr Ian Galloway and Mr Stephen Muggleton to our Board of Trustees which oversees and guides the Trust’s investment, management and grantmaking,” said Mr Hutchinson. “The new trustees bring substantial experience and expertise across different community needs which will be of great assistance for the continued growth of The John Villiers Trust in the coming years. Please join me in welcoming them to The John Villiers Trust.”

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