Foundation welcomes David Shaw as new Chairman of Trustees

The Sir Simon Milton Foundation is delighted to announce the appointment of David Shaw OBE as the new Chairman of its Board of Trustees, from 28th March 2023. David is taking over the role from John Barradell OBE, who is leaving the role after six years. 

David brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the role, having worked in both retail and commercial businesses in the City of Westminster for 44 years. David is currently a non-executive director of three not for profit organisations based in the same area: Deputy Chair of The English Speaking Union; co-founder and Chairman of the Orpheus Sinfonia Foundation; and non-executive of the Mayfair Art Weekend. He was awarded an OBE in 2014 for his services to the retail industry and charity sector. 

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David Shaw OBE

Commenting on his appointment, David said:

"I am delighted to be taking over as Chair of Trustees of the Sir Simon Milton Foundation. It is an organisation I have admired and supported and for a number of years, and whose work is clearly needed more than ever during these economically challenging times. I look forward to exploring new ways to continue the charity’s vital work in helping some of the most disadvantaged people in Westminster."

John Barradell, the former Chairman, said:

"It has been a privilege to play a role in the Foundation's work in continuing Simon Milton's legacy. I offer my sincere gratitude to the Board for their support and heartfelt thanks to all of the wonderful people of Westminster who we have worked with. I am certain that the charity will continue to grow and create more life-changing opportunities for both younger and older people under David's leadership."

We are hugely grateful for John Barradell's stewardship as Chairman over the last six and a half years.  He has now stepped down both as Chairman and as a Trustee.  He has recently taken over as Chairman of the National Emeregencies Trust.  They are lucky to have him and we wish him well.