The Trust was established in 1998. It is a small charity with low overheads. Some of the running costs are met privately.


Chairman & Secretary: James Archer

James spent 9 years in the RAF flying fast jets before moving to British Airways. He now captains the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and travels to most areas of the world. James ran a link of the Chernobyl Children Lifeline Charity in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, prior to joining Theotrust in 2007. He took over the Chair of the charity in 2021. James holds Level 1 Safeguarding qualifications. He enjoys all sports but in particular squash and mountain biking.

Treasurer: Jonathan Soar, FCA retired company director

Vivien Soar: retired school teacher

Alan Passmore: retired solicitor

Richard Theobald: founder member and retired head teacher

Kay Wright: Volunteer Worker

Kay currently works as the School Business Officer at a primary school in Ashbourne (16 years). She is also the Clerk to Governors.
Kay has a full enhanced DBS certificate and is trained in all aspects of Safeguarding. She is an elected member of the village church PCC.  Until last year Kay was the Parish Safeguarding Link for the Ashbourne Benefice, providing help and support to clergy and church members in the 5 churches. Kay is currently the Safeguarding and Welfare Officer for Ashbourne FC. 

The work of the Theo Trust is managed by its trustees who are appointed for three years and may be re-elected. At the AGM held in November the accounts are presented, and the Trust’s safeguarding policy is reviewed. Other meetings are called when there is a need for discussion. Personal details are stored and processed in line with the General Data Protection Regulations.