Director to leave grant-making organisation after 38 years

Tudor Trust is looking for the ‘right person’ to replace Christopher Graves

Christopher Graves

The director of a grant-making body is stepping down after nearly 40 years with the organisation.

Christopher Graves said he will leave Tudor Trust in April after 38 years of service and that he did not have plans to take up a position at another organisation.

The Tudor Trust is an independent grant-maker which supports voluntary and community groups working in any part of the UK.

A spokesperson for the trust told Third Sector that recruitment discussions were taking place, but the process was expected to be a lengthy one, “as trustees want to take the necessary time to find the right person to head up Tudor”. 

They added: “It is likely that an interim post-holder will be appointed for a period to take on Christopher’s day-to-day responsibilities.”

Matt Dunwell, chair of Tudor Trust, said: “Christopher has made a significant contribution to Tudor and to the voluntary sector over nearly four decades.

“He has kept a relatively low profile in the sector but has quietly influenced the way foundations relate to their grantees through developing Tudor’s own unique way of working.”

Graves said: “What we have achieved at Tudor over the years has been remarkable and owes much to dedicated trustees and staff putting the needs of applicants first.

“I really believe Tudor has an exciting future ahead of it with new people developing new avenues for Tudor to explore.”

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