Familiar faces at the helm of new charitable trust

Shetland Charitable Trust today appointed two familiar faces to its leadership roles, in the first meeting of the newly constituted trust.

Lord Lieutenant Bobby Hunter received more votes than fellow nominees Drew Ratter and Jimmy Smith to be elected as chairman, before Jonathan Wills was voted vice chairman, again beating Jimmy Smith.

This is the first time the trust has met with a majority of appointed trustees, who now occupy eight seats with councillors holding only seven.

Later in the meeting, Mr Smith was elected unopposed to sit as non-executive director on Shetland Charitable Trust Renewables Ltd (previously called Viking Energy Ltd), a subsidiary company required for tax purposes, which according to trust documents “has no decisions to make”.

More details to follow in tomorrow’s Shetland Times.


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  • Brian Smith

    • February 24th, 2013 17:28

    I am pleased to see someone from the Salvation Army fronting our trust,


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