The founding Trustees are a group of local people who wish to see the Carnegie fully in use, with a sustainable income that secures its future.  In keeping with Andrew Carnegie’s vision, the Trustees wish to ensure that space is always available at Carnegie for lifelong learning – from out-of-school provision through to work skills improvement, literacy and citizenship classes or simply learning something new, at any age.
The founding Trustees are:

Carol Boucher

Carol has lived in Herne Hill for 40 years and served as a Ward Councillor between 2010 and 2014.  She is a Friend of the Carnegie Library, a member of the Herne Hill Society and of the Friends of Ruskin Park.  Carol has experience of working with and supporting local communities.  She also brings skills acquired through running her own direct marketing business to the Trust

Philip Isaac

Phil has lived locally for 20 years and has been involved in numerous community campaigns and groups. He has 10 years’ experience in Heritage Regeneration, and has previously worked as a music and club promoter. He currently works in IT.

Frances Lamb

Frances has lived in Herne Hill with her husband and children for 15 years. She is a retired chartered accountant, and has a law degree. Frances was a committee member of the Friends of Carnegie Library for over ten years, and its Chair for two years. She was for several years a director of City Child Limited, a registered charity which ran a nursery and pre-school in the Barbican under the auspices of the City Corporation.

Helen Schofield

Helen lives in Herne Hill with her partner and their two sons. She started her career in criminal justice as Probation Officer and has served as Assistant General Secretary of NAPO – the Probation Officers Trade Union, Chief Executive of the Community Justice National Training Organisation and Head of Learning and Development for the National Policing Improvement Agency. She is now self-employed as an independent consultant and is also a Trustee of Spires Homeless Persons Charity in Streatham.

Fred Taggart 

Fred has live in Herne Hill since 1980, and served as a Ward Councillor from 1986 to 1990.  He is the Hon. Secretary of the Brixton Advice Centre and a member of the Herne Hill Society and a Friend of the Carnegie Library.  Fred has recently retired as Projects Director of The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, where he was responsible for advising and supporting community groups to develop and deliver proposals for the re-use of historic buildings.  Fred is a Trustee of a number of heritage regeneration projects.