New Chair appointed to lead Heritage Foundation

At the meeting of the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation Board of Trustees on 25th January, Pam Burn stepped down as Chair of the Board. Pam will also be retiring as a Trustee and Governor in the coming weeks.

Pam has chaired the Board of Trustees for three years, including leading the Board through the enormous financial difficulties which arose from the pandemic and which led to very significants cuts to the Foundation’s operations. Pam’s considerable legacy at the Foundation includes initiating the Foundation’s successful programme of work supporting families with young children, in particular the Acorns project, as well as leading work on modernising the Foundation’s governance. She has also played a pivotal role in developing the concept of a Letchworth Health Hub.

The board appointed Gareth Hawkins as the new Chair of the Board. Chris Pattison was also appointed as Vice-Chair.

Gareth, a resident of Letchworth Garden City, said: “I would like to personally thank Pam for her guidance and leadership – she has been a tremendous force for good for the Foundation and for the town, and I’m honoured to be continuing the work that she has started. As we all begin to recover from the pandemic, the work of the Foundation is going to be more crucial than ever, whether that is supporting families in financial difficulties, addressing the increasing pressures of climate change and sustainability in a town rich with heritage as well as nurturing our local economy. I’m really looking forward to getting started and working more closely with the team.”