'Profound gratitude' as Coram's Chairman of eight years retires

Published: Wednesday 25th June 2014

Coram has paid tribute to its (outgoing) Chair of Trustees, Ted Hartill, who is stepping down after eight years of distinguished service

Dr Carol Homden, CBE and Ted Harthill at CCLC launch

Dr Carol Homden, CBE and Ted Harthill at CCLC launch

Ted joined Coram as a Trustee in 2006 before being elected Chairman in 2008, and has served his entire term alongside Coram CEO Carol Homden CBE.

Carol said that Ted had made an enormous contribution in helping shape and support Coram’s vital work with vulnerable children:

“We are profoundly grateful to Ted for the leadership and dedication he has shown Coram.

“He has effectively steered us in matters of governance and advanced our cause at every opportunity, including widening the range of services for children through amalgamation of Coram Life Education, Coram Children’s Legal Centre and Coram Voice

“Ted has also been central to the redevelopment of the Coram Campus, a key priority which sees us transform our historic site so that it can be used for the greatest possible benefit to children. 

“Ted leaves a remarkable legacy and we will be forever in his debt.”  

Coram’s Vice Chairman, Paul Curran, former director of Children’s Services for Islington, will be leading the board for the coming period.

Ted Hartill is also a Trustee of the University of London. He is a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors and was Master in 2003/2004 during which time he was awarded his OBE for Services to the City of London Corporation and Property.

CCLC Launch_Duke of Gloucester unveils plaque with Ted Hartill

Duke of Gloucester unveils plaque with Ted Hartill at CCLC launch

Ted is a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and worked for 23 years as City Surveyor to the City of London Corporation. He chaired cross-industry working parties which led to the creation of both the Property Services National Training Organisation and the Sector Skills Council which replaced it. He has been President of the former General Practice Division, Honorary Treasurer of the RICS and President of the Association of Chief Estates Surveyors in Local Government.