The South Square Trust is a registered charity No. 1184905 and a Charitable Incorporated Organisation


Christopher Grimwade

Chair since 2016 and a Trustee since 1994. Christopher is a chartered surveyor and the son of the late Arthur and Helen Grimwade. Like his father, he attended St Paul’s School, which has a long association with SST.

Andrew Blessley

Andrew has been a Trustee since 2009. Following a career in banking, he was the Chief Executive of a City Livery Company charity and is a current and former trustee of a number of charities.

Richard Inglis

Richard has been a Trustee since 2013 and has been involved with antiques most of his life, particularly metalware. He has strong ties to the broad community of British artisans involved in restoration and is deeply committed to paying this forward to a new generation of talented scholars.

Geoffrey Matthews

Geoffrey, who joined the Board in 2018, is the Secretary and CEO of the Chelsea Arts Club. He has previously worked at the National Gallery and the Royal National Theatre and has served as a Trustee and consultant with multiple arts, cultural and charitable organisations. Educated at St Paul’s, he retains close links with the school.

Angela Cork

Angela joined the Board in 2020. A former SST recipient and now an award-winning practising silversmith, she has tutored at a number of colleges and universities. Angela is a current committee member and former Chair of Contemporary British Silversmiths, a committee member of the Contemporary Craft Committee of the Goldsmiths’ Company, of which she is also a Liveryman, and a Freeman of the City of London.


The Board of Trustees meets three times a year to make funding decisions, monitor investment performance and oversee implementation of strategy.

Every three years the Trustees undertake a strategic review to ensure that SST’s objectives remain relevant and continue to provide public benefit.

The Trust’s investments are managed by Quilter Cheviot with a view to generating sufficient income to fund grant-making as well as achieving capital growth, all within acceptable risk parameters.

Audited Accounts for each financial year ending 31st July are filed with the Charity Commission.


Karen Wall is an independent consultant, who is contracted to provide administrative support to the Trust on a part-time basis and will help to develop close relationships with the schools, colleges and institutions we support.