Meet the team
Meet our Senior Management team and our Board of Trustees.
Board of Trustees
John McLean, Chair
John has a long-standing relationship with several charities and has played a key role in a number of fundraising initiatives, including sitting on the Lord Mayor’s Appeal Board and chairing Carers Trust’s inaugural carol concert board in 2017.
His recognition of the vital role that carers face and the prospect of himself or his family and friends becoming carers prompted him to find out more about the role of carers and to consider how he could contribute to help improve their lives.
John says he is acutely aware of the increasing ageing population and has seen the effects of caring on a number of his friends and colleagues.
John was a member of Voluntary Overseas (VSO) Federation Council (2012-2015), Chairman of VSO China (2010-2015) and an active VSO fundraiser. His commitment to young people stems from his work with VSO and ultimate interest in young carers, as a result.
Outside of his charity work, John is a chartered accountant, who brings a wealth of expertise to the role of chair of Carers Trust, having led growth in a number of medium-sized organisations. He has held senior posts in numerous international and UK organisations, with particular interest in China, where he chairs several companies.
He was awarded an OBE for services to British business interests and the development of civil society in China in the 2014 New Year’s Honours list.
John’s other interests include abseiling, travelling and singing. He is a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians.