We wish to thank David Rossington, who has stepped down from the OCF Board of Trustees after nearly four years, for all his time, support, and generosity. David has decided to devote his time to supporting his immediate family. 

Having been a member of the OCF Finance Committee since joining the board, David became Treasurer in early 2020, when Nick Case took on the role of Chair of Trustees. From the start of his time on the Board he has been closely involved with OCF’s partnership work and development of the strategic initiatives, particularly in the Growing Minds project, which aims to improve school readiness through a collaboration of local education and early years charities. He has also made a significant contribution to our Distribution of Charitable Funds Committee, ensuring consistency, and good governance in our grant-making and beyond.

David joined the OCF Board of Trustees in March 2018, bringing a huge amount of strategic, financial and governance experience to OCF, with a long and impressive career as a civil servant under his belt. In his civil service career, he oversaw corporate governance, finance, strategy and policy in a variety of government departments, including roles as Director General in the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. He is now semi-retired and has slimmed down his various voluntary commitments as he dedicates more time to supporting his immediate family.

A huge thank you to David and to our present board and Vice Presidents, as without such volunteers, none of our work would be possible.

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