Coverdale Trust - Trustee

The Coverdale Trust Trustees

John Pettifor - Chairman

John, as Chairman of the Trust, brings a wealth of experience in managing boards and is looking forward to guiding Coverdale through its next journey. John invests and works with companies that have strong growth ambitions, working with the CEO and the board to deliver outstanding business performance.

He is also involved with many community projects helping to bring communities together. He is passionate about the power of the arts to break down barriers and deliver thought provoking messages and feels that Coverdale is an excellent vehicle with which to achieve these objectives.

Anne Pettifor - Secretary

Anne is married to John, has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.   Anne is an Authorised Lay Minister (ALM) specialising in Pastoral work within the Papworth Team of Churches.  She sings in a number of local choirs and enjoys keeping fit and walking. She feels passionate about the power of using the arts as a means of reaching out to people and in her spare time enjoys ‘treading the boards’.

Robin Windsor - Treasurer

Robin has two children who each have a child and keep him very busy. Married to Fiona they have retired to Northamptonshire; following a long career in local government.  Having enjoyed and benefited from the work of the artists supported by Coverdale, he is delighted to have the opportunity to give something back through the role of trustee. Robin enjoys his garden and loves DIY projects.

Charles Curnock

Charles has lived in Bath for the last 30 years with his wife Caroline.  He has recently retired from Bath Abbey where, amongst other things, he enjoyed enabling performing arts and exhibitions of all types and using those as a means to reach out to all strands of society.  In his spare time, when not enjoying his grandchildren, he will be found on a double bass playing traditional jazz.

Patricia Shuttleworth

Patricia came to Bath from Cumbria in 2014 to be near family.  A vicar’s daughter, former Church of Scotland Minister’s wife and, latterly, warden at Bath Abbey, she has been working for and in the church most of her life. She is an Exercise fanatic, having been a PE teacher, and regularly leads exercise classes; one of her main aims being to help people to keep moving as much and for as long as possible.  She believes the value of creative writing - the joy and freedom it emits - is an essential additive to positive thought, not only for performance but also for emotional and spiritual release.