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The Police Dependants’ Trust appoints Tina Townsend and Stuart Purdy as Independent Trustees

April 2, 2015

Attenti is delighted to announce that the Police Dependants’ Trust has appointed two new independent trustees to its Board; Tina Townsend and Stuart Purdy.

Tina and Stuart are the first Trustees to be appointed to the Board from outside of the police service.

Tina has spent over 20 years working as a Chief Executive, having led Edexcel, a major international, education charity, the Society of Chriopodists and Podiatrists, an NHS Health Authority and the Appeals Services Agency, Department for Work and Pensions and the Valuation Tribunal Service, two public bodies. At the Appeals Service Agency, DWP, she was responsible for hearing appeals by individuals regarding their entitlement to benefits.

As a non-executive director of a national charity, Volunteer Reading Help and as Chair of Housing for Women, Tina led on developing and embedding governance arrangements.

Stuart has significant financial services experience gained over the last thirty years and has held a number of CEO and Board roles in the insurance industry at both AVIVA and RSA. He spent over a decade with Aviva, during which he was pan-European Product and Investments Director, responsible for Products, Investments and Reinsurance across Aviva’s twelve European businesses. Stuart is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a Chartered Insurer.

Tim Jackson, Chair of the Board of Trustees said: “We were keen to appoint Trustees with experience in investment management and with a working knowledge of the benefits system as these two areas impact on the grants we can provide to individuals and families.

“Tina and Stuart are going to be excellent additions to the Trust.”

The Police Dependants’ Trust was established in the wake of the tragic murder of three police officers in London, 1966. Today, the Trust provides support to serving and retired police officers and their dependants when they need it most. Since its inception, it has paid out in excess of £45M, supporting over 7000 people in need.