Governance

The Dacorum Heritage Trust is both a Charitable Trust (Charity Number: 1026161) and a company limited by guarantee. In practice its governing body is called the Board and its members are called Directors, though being a Trust its members are also known as Trustees. Board meetings are held every two months.

The memorandum and Articles of Association of The Dacorum Heritage Trust Limited, drawn up for its incorporation on 8th September 1993, stipulated that the number of Directors should be not less than five nor more than twenty, although in practice it usually has around ten or twelve.

Directors are nominated and elected primarily for their personal skills, but membership of one of the constituent societies is also desirable. They are elected to serve for three years in rotation.

The function of the Board is to plan, control, monitor and maintain for the long term good, the aims and aspirations of the company. As a Strategic Partner, it is also responsible for providing heritage services to Dacorum Borough Council by storing, cataloguing, interpreting and displaying historic artefacts of the constituent societies in particular and the wider community in general.

For further information relating to its charitable status, please visit the site below:

Board of Trustees

Roger Hands Chairman
Overall responsibility to the Board for the conduct of the company
Member of all the DHT committees
Represents the company on many external committees

Peter Clayton Vice Chairman
Special responsibility for archaeology

Gavin Goff  Treasurer
Special responsibility for the financial stability of the company and maintaining its accounts
Member of the Finance Committee

Denis Miles
Special responsibility for publications and the interests of Kings Langley
Member of the Exhibitions Committee

Jenny Sherwood
Special responsibility for education and the interests of Berkhamsted
Member of the Education Committee

Vacancies awaiting nominations:
Company Secretary
I.T. Director
Facilities Director

The Dacorum Heritage Trust is passionate about the history, culture and heritage of the Dacorum area. If you share this passion and would like to find out more about joining the Board of DHT, we would love to hear from you.

The Dacorum Heritage Trust Ltd.

The Museum Store, Clarence Road, Berkhamsted, Herts HP4 3YL

Telephone/Fax 01442 879525   Email info@dacorumheritage.org.uk

Registered in England No. 2851313 | Registered Charity No. 1026161 | Accredited Museum No. 1594 | Status: Fully accredited museum.