We are pleased to announce that we have now appointed a new Chair of Trustees, Paul Schofield, who will be taking us into the next exciting chapter for Tiny Tickers, and leading us into our 20th year.
Paul Schofield will replace David Lale, who has stepped down after over six years as a Tiny Tickers trustee and served as Chair from May 2012.
Paul has spent the last 20 years managing global equity portfolios at Allianz Global Investors, where he specialises in socially responsible investment – managing funds that are designed to generate financial returns whilst also having a positive and measurable impact on society. Paul’s job takes him around the world and he is a regular speaker at financial industry events on the topic of Responsible Investment and ESG Investing. With a grown up family, Paul wanted to find an interesting voluntary role to use his skills to benefit others.
Paul said: ‘I started looking for a charity role and I wanted that charity to tick a few boxes. Firstly, I wanted it to be a children’s charity. Secondly I was keen that the charity was on the smaller side whereby small improvements can generate oversized returns. And thirdly I wanted the charity to be bright, bold and charming! It didn’t take me long to find Tiny Tickers, a charity that ticks all of those boxes! I started by doing a bit of fundraising and voluntary work for Tiny Tickers and met a few of the team. I was hugely impressed with their enthusiasm for the great work they do. Finally, I met with CEO Jon who, like me, happens to be an Everton fan and we must stick together!’
Jon Arnold, Tiny Tickers CEO, and heart parent, said “I’m delighted that Paul has joined us as our new Chair of Trustees. It’s an incredibly exciting time for Tiny Tickers – the last few years have seen excellent growth across the charity and, most importantly, in our impact. I’m sure Paul will be a great asset in leading the Board of Trustees as we look to continue this success, and as we aim to do even more to help babies with congenital heart disease, their families, and the health professionals who look after them.”
Find out more about Team Tiny Tickers here.