Naval Children’s Charity Board of Trustees announces new Chair

The Board of Trustees of the Naval Children’s Charity (NCC) are delighted to announce that Mr Christopher Tite will succeed Mr Alistair Sheppard OBE as the new Chair of the Charity when Alistair completes his five-year term of office 24th March 2022.

We welcome Mr Tite as our new Chair and look forward to exciting times ahead as we move towards our 200th anniversary in 2025. Christopher is a member of the Greenwich Hospital Advisory Board (a Crown foundation and the Navy’s oldest charity) and a trustee of other significant charitable and private trusts. He was previously a trustee of the Fleet Air Arm Museum and the Tall Ships Youth Trust.
On his successor’s appointment, Alistair Sheppard said:

“I am delighted that Christopher brings his extensive experience from the naval charitable sector that will ensure the great work and momentum of the Naval Children’s Charity continues.”

Mr Sheppard has overseen a period of great success and change in the Naval Children’s Charity’s near-200 year history.

During his tenure, the Charity has undergone a change of name and a transition from our long-serving CEO Monique Bateman to our current chief executive Clare Scherer.

The strategic overview he led during 2019 broadened the scope of the Charity’s services.

NCC now provides support for all Naval children, not just those in distress, with a particular focus on the development of resources including our children’s books Zoe and The Time Penguin and Henry and the Time Rabbit.

Over the past five years, the team has grown to five dedicated caseworkers, delivered resources to thousands of children across the UK and awarded over 5,000 grants to Naval families.

Clare Scherer, Chief Executive, said:

“We owe a huge debt of gratitude to Alistair for his outstanding work as Chair, leading the Charity through a strategic overview, change of name and clear focus on the future work supporting our Naval Children. I am delighted with the appointment of Mr Tite and look forward to working with him to develop our support and help to our Naval Children.”

Our Executive Members

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