Cardinal Hume Centre welcomes new trustees

The Cardinal Hume Centre is pleased to welcome Philomena Egan and William Van Klaveren to its Board of Trustees. The new trustees took up their posts following the charity’s Annual General Meeting on 15 March 2018. They join as additional members to the Board as part of the charity’s governance development programme.

Philomena Egan

Phil studied at Digby Stuart College, now a constituent college of Roehampton University, where she gained both a degree in Theology and a teaching qualification. Since then, Phil has spent her entire professional career working in Catholic education, as a teacher and for the last 13 years as a head teacher of a school in North East London.

William van Klaveren

William is a graduate of Cambridge University. He spent most of his career managing companies throughout the European Union for Reckitt & Colman plc, later becoming a Regional Director, responsible for Latin America and a number of African countries. For a time, William was based in Mexico City where he was also President of the Mexican British Chamber of Commerce. On returning to the UK, William became a magistrate, worked as a mentor for the Prince’s Trust, and was a non-executive director of Europ Assistance UK. Prior to his appointment as a trustee, William volunteered for three years in the Cardinal Hume Centre’s advice and assessment centre.

Announcing the new appointments, Chair of the Cardinal Hume Centre’s Board of Trustees, Robert Arnott, said: “We are delighted to welcome both Phil and William to the Cardinal Hume Centre Board at a very important time in the charity’s history. We have recently appointed a new Chief Executive Officer who will join us in July 2018, and we are also about to embark on a major redevelopment programme set to improve clients’ experiences when they come to the Centre. I very much look forward to drawing on their expertise – along with our existing board members – as we oversee these important changes alongside our other governance duties.”