St George’s Hall is fortunate in having a dedicated trust to support the venue.
Their primary objectives are to secure, preserve and where possible enhance the Grade I listed status of St George’s Hall for the Nation, protecting the historic architecture, the cultural technical engineering infrastructure of the air conditioning, and the inherent heritage of this magnificent cultural icon.
Claire Dove OBE & Deputy Lieutenant
Recently appointed chair of the St George’s Hall Charitable Trust, Claire Dove OBE DL, has been a key player in the education and social enterprise movement since the 1980’s.
Ex-chair and current patron of Social Enterprise UK, the national umbrella group for the social enterprise movement in the UK, Claire has worked in a number of key roles over the last three decades.
As chief executive of the Blackburne House Group, who are recognised as one of the leading providers of adult and community education in the country and graded ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted, Claire continues to work tirelessly with the group.
Nationally and internationally, Claire has also been instrumental in creating the strategies for the social enterprise movement both in the UK and working with British Council in many countries across the globe. A key success in the UK was the introduction of the Social Value Act which ensures that social and environmental inclusion is embedded into the procurement of contracts for the public sector.
Vice-chair of St George’s Hall, Jayne advocates for the Hall ensuring both its sustainability and its connection to the community it serves. Jayne is also governor of Merseycare NHS Mental Health Trust and chair of the Lord Mayors Charity for 2017, Jayne is well-known for her direct and approachable manner, with a reputation for creating lasting positive change.
Managing Director of Jayne Moore Media, the multimedia communications agency which manages the reputation of brands such as Albert Dock, Liverpool BID Company and the ADHD Foundation.
Jayne’s work on St George’s Hall Charitable Trust, has involved promoting and preserving the cultural assets of the iconic Grade I listed building, a role in which she has excelled in over the last five years.
Councillor Wendy Simon
Appointed as a member of the St George’s Hall Charitable Trust in May 2010, Assistant Mayor Wendy Simon has over 37 years worth of experience working in the local government, as well as over 10 years representing the Kensington and Fairfield Ward on the Liverpool City Council.
Helping to manage Liverpool’s proud legacy, Wendy has overseen a multi-million pound cultural regeneration in the city, with her expertise helping sports and its facilities in particular thrive across the board.
Working with Culture Liverpool, Liverpool Town Hall and Liverpool’s Libraries over the years, Wendy planted the first poppy into St George’s Hall’s weeping willow installation in November 2015.
Sylvia Lewis has been a trustee at St George’s Hall since 2012 working with the friends of the hall for best part of four years. She helped organise and facilitate a number of events at the hall over the years with her experience in fundraising seen as a vital contribution for the Charitable Trust.
Originally training at Walton hospital where she gained her RGN then on to Alder Hey to commence her Children’s training. Sylvia also gained her Midwifery at Walton and LMH finally settling as a Community Midwife in Rainhill. Her claim to fame is delivering over 2,000 babies.
Co-founder of the Ronald Mc Donald house Alder Hey and trustee for over 18 years During her fundraising for Macmillan Cancer Relief she raised over £2 million putting into place over 24 Macmillan for Merseyside and Cheshire.
She has also been an active member of the Lord Mayor of Liverpool’s Charity Committee for over 10 years.
Liverpool’s Assistant Mayor Gary Millar, has worked towards securing the preservation, development and improvement of St George’s Hall since May 2008.
Working with the trust for a decade, Gary has also played a huge part in publicising the historical and architectural importance of St George’s Hall in the city of Liverpool.
The Lord Mayor of Liverpool in 2013, Gary has won six individual awards during his career, including the Liverpool Echo Enterprise Champion.
Fundraising for veterans and those in need, the designer of Parr Street Hotel is also currently a board member of Liverpool Vision and Liverpool BID Company, as well as Chair of the Liverpool Commonwealth Association and the Epstein Foundation.
An active board member, Victoria Symes has been a Trustee of St George’s Hall Charitable Trust since December 2012.
The founding director of fundraising consultancy ‘Impact Fundraising’ and specialist regional recruitment agency, ‘Charity Careers North West’, Victoria has a real passion for third sector work.
A graduate of the London School of Economics, she has worked in the sector for nearly two decades, leading and advising on a number of campaigns for a host of well-established corporations.
Working at Impact Fundraising since November 2010, Victoria has already raised nearly £20,000,000 through her work, with her specialist skills also benefiting St George’s Hall’s various projects over the years.
Becoming a Trustee of the St George’s Hall Charitable Trust in 2013, Ian Lomas has been ever-present on the board over the last four years, using his entrepreneurial knowledge and consultancy skills to promote the Trust.
Appointed as a Company Director at Silver Entrepreneurs Limited in October 2011, Ian has also recently become a Director at Alium Research & Consultancy Limited, with the company expanding to provide market research and data analysis solutions to their highly diverse client portfolio.
Dr Steve Powell
A Trustee at St George’s Hall since December 2017, Dr Steve Powell studied medicine at the University of Dundee and following his junior doctor years, embarked on a 10-year career as a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at the Royal Liverpool Hospital.
Following a transition through healthcare management roles, Steve was recently appointed Chief Diagnostic Officer of Rutherford Diagnostics, a company passionate about changing healthcare outcomes in Liverpool and beyond. Away from work, Steve lives on the Wirral with his wife of more than 20 years and their 3 children.
With an extensive network developed during a career which included directing the Liverpool Life Sciences Accelerator, he is currently involved in showcasing St George’s Hall’s unique heritage to a worldwide audience.
A trustee at St George’s Hall since December 2017, managing director of Speke-based Steven Hunt & Associates, Steve Hunt has run his own business for the past 29 years.
Providing a range of professional services and holding a number of esteemed qualifications in the process, Steven Hunt & Associates are currently the North West’s leading M&E consultancy.
As well as managing a team of 20 employees and winning new business across the country, Steve is currently the honorary secretary of the CIBSE Merseyside and North Wales region, having previously been the Chair.