Robin Sydserff is the Chair of the Trust. He is Senior Minister of Chalmers Church Edinburgh and was formerly Director of Ministry at The Proclamation Trust in London.

Paul Clarke is Senior Minister of St Andrews Free Church and was formerly on the Senior Staff at St Helen’s Bishopsgate in the City of London. Paul is Convenor of the Free Church Board of Ministry,

Neil MacDonald worked for HMRC and is a member of Chalmers Church Edinburgh.

Alan MacKenzie is an actuary and Elder at Chalmers Church Edinburgh.

Norman Martin is a Corporate Partner with Macroberts LLP and is an Elder at Chalmers Church Edinburgh.

Dan McKinlay manages Firstfruits, a Christian charity,  and was formerly a minister in Sydney, Australia. Scottish by birth, he now lives in Oxfordshire and attends St Ebbe’s. He occasionally preaches at St Ebbes and at other churches in the diocese.

Rachel Sloan is Women’s Ministry Coordinator at Charlotte Chapel in Edinburgh. She also works part-time as the Women’s Ministry Coordinator for the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches (FIEC). Rachel was supported by the Trust in her training.

Alan Paterson was a partner in Baillie Gifford & Co and is an elder at Bellevue Chapel, Edinburgh.

External Advisers

A group of external advisers, currently three in number, who give generously of their time advising on the development of the Trust:

David Macmillan (Chief Customer and Innovation Officer, M&G plc)

David Vardy (former Chair of Stewardship)


Eleanor Dawson, Trust Administrator