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Board of Trustees

Meet our Board of Trustees

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The trustees provide leadership and strategic direction for WACA. They work closely with all parts of the organisation to implement strategy either directly or through a series of sub-committees – Personnel, Finance & Strategy, Social, International Emergency Planning and Health & Well-Being.


The Board of Trustees is made up of members (all unpaid) who come from varied backgrounds and bring with them a mix of skills and experiences from the private, public, community, faith, education and voluntary sectors.

All the trustees reside in or around Watford.

The trustees have a legal responsibility to ensure WACA resources are properly managed and are used only for the legal purposes of the charity. The trustees are also directors for WACA.

The current serving trustees are as follows:​

Clive Saunders


Amidou Njie

Vice Chairman

Garnet Hinds


Marcia Johnson

Valerie Osborne



Joe Inniss


Eva Mbiru

Pearline McFarlane

Khadijah Jervis

Daisy Peets

New trustees are nominated and elected at the Annual General Meeting.


Becoming a Trustee

Becoming a trustee can be a fulfilling and enriching experience for you and the service users of the Watford African Caribbean Association. By becoming a trustee you can help make a positive difference to your own life and the lives of others.

What is a trustee?

A trustee is a member of a group of people – the board of trustees – who have ultimate responsibility for the running and management of WACA.  Trustees take overall legal responsibility for the financial security, governance and transparency of WACA and must act in its best interest.

Who can be a trustee of WACA?

  • Trustees are unpaid volunteers and members of the Association. They are nominated at the Annual General Meeting

  • Trustees are over the age 18, of good character and have no criminal record

  • Trustees typically can spare a few hours each week to attend meetings, undertake or scrutinise research, be willing to go through relevant training, learn new skills, provide leadership to staff, members and volunteers, be advocates for WACA

What do trustees do?

Trustees have a wide range of roles including but are not limited to Health & Safety, Personnel Management, Fundraising, Insurance, Risk Management, Policy Making, Information Technology, Public Relations and Authorising Contracts. At times, trustees may be required to “muck-in” at an operational level. However, in essence, trustees have a duty of care, compliance and prudence in delivering the aims of WACA.

What are the rewards?

Being a Trustee can be challenging, but it is also very rewarding, giving many chances for personal development and the opportunity to give something back to the community. Trustees can access training and support through WACA and there are occasions to network with local business leaders, charities, councillors, schools and other organisations in and around Watford – not to mention making new friends.

What next?

To discover more, please contact or call 07796 393204

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