The Printing Charity has announced a new chair, David Phillips, and vice-chair, Julia Cole, and appointed three new trustees, specifically recruited to bring additional legal, social care and financial expertise to the board.

Mr Phillips and Ms Cole replace respectively Jon Wright and James Povery who had both reached the 10-year maximum tenure for trustees. Mr Phillips has worked at Paragon in various senior operational roles since 2006 and became chief operating officer  for the Paragon Customer Communications business in April 2023.

Ms Cole has worked with and for a variety of print-related companies including Xerox, Oki and HP, where she was heavily involved with the development of Dscoop EMEA. She has worked in a global role with brands, agencies, programmes and training courses, particularly in sales and sales training, and is currently a non-executive strategy consultant for the BPIF.

The new trustees are Catherine Cook, a qualified solicitor admitted in England, Wales and Scotland with over 26 years’ experience advising on corporate real estate transactions, including a period with Clifford Chance; Sam Hay, who has worked in health and social care for 30 years, and currently head of social care for specialist charity Mental Health Matters; and Si Mathavan, currently a partner at Johnston Carmichael, leading on risk assurance and internal audit. He is also involved in ESG and chairs the risk advisory working group for the international firm.