Bexley Heritage Trust – General Information

Vision and mission:

The Trustees are determined to ensure that the quality and balance of the Trust’s public offer is not compromised as a result of funding cuts. The overall ambition or vision for the Bexley Heritage Trust is for the Trust to become as self-sufficient as possible in order to be able to act as a fully independent organisation.

The Trust’s mission statement is:

‘To preserve and enhance the buildings, gardens and collections under Bexley Heritage Trust control, and to provide vibrant and viable cultural sites and activities for the education and enjoyment of everyone.’


Bill Roots (Chairman) Bill was formerly Chief Executive and Director of Finance of Westminster City Council. He is now an independent consultant operating in central government, local government and the wider public sector.

Andrew Walker (Vice Chairman) is the Vice Principal at Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance in Sidcup.

Jonathan Prince runs a social impact group, combining commercial and business skills with personal passions for philanthropy and community. He is Chair of Trustees for cancer charity, the Pink Ribbon Foundation and Chair of the Standards Committee for Bromley Council.

Colin Campbell was the Deputy Leader of Bexley Council until May 2014. He has represented St Mary’s ward since 1990. An accountant by training, Cllr. Campbell has worked in both the private and public sectors and is a director of several companies.

Henrietta Hopkins is a freelance advisor on marketing, fundraising and organisational development. She has been a partner of Hopkins van Mill since 2005. Prior to that Henrietta held a number of roles at the Museums, Libraries & Archives council (MLA).

Peter Tompkins works as a consulting actuary providing personal advice to clients on pensions and investment issues. He is a Freeman of the City of London and Liveryman, Court Member and Chairman of the Worshipful Company of Wax Chandlers charity committee. Peter owns the recently restored Clocktower at St Pancras station.

Simon Price-Whittle has over 40 years experience in the education sector. He retired from Erith School in 2011 and now works as a school improvement consultant with seven schools across Bexley and Bromley.

Ruth Holmes is head of landscape for the Royal Parks. She is a chartered landscape architect and urban designed with 16 years experience of both the public and private sector.

Charity number: 1093494
Company number: 4028804