Kathleen Duncan OBE became a trustee of the Hosking Houses Trust in 2006 and served for six years.
From 1990-2005, she was Director General of the Lloyds TSB Foundation for England and Wales. During this time, over 30,000 grants were made to charities totalling £140 million.
Kathleen was educated at Christ’s Hospital School and Durham University followed by a diploma in arts management. Her working life has been mainly in the arts, particularly music and charity. This has included the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, English National Ballet, running the cultural activities for the London Borough of Havering, South East Arts Association, the Performing Rights Society and Boosey and Hawkes Music Publishers.
She spent seven years in Hong Kong where she was responsible for establishing the independent copyright society for Hong Kong (CASH) and then ran a travel company.
From 1986-89, she ran the St John’s Ambulance Centenary Appeal. She has been a trustee of several charities covering education, youth music, crime prevention, human rights and philanthropy, and was a member of the Commission for the Future of Volunteering which reported in 2005.
In 2007 she was awarded the OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for ‘charitable services’ and remains a trustee of several educational and musical charities.
She became a liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Musicians in 2005 and was elected Master in 2015.
Kathleen agreed to become an Honorary Fellow of the Trust in 2015