Chris Duckett

Chris Duckett

Having trained as a Chartered Accountant in Birmingham in the late 80’s, I came to the area in 1995 to join a small firm in Ross.  The firm happened to be the auditors of the Orchard Trust and I soon found myself sparring regularly with the CEO at the time, George Gordon-Smith.

I subsequently set up my own practice in Hereford, but in 2005 I decided that charity auditing was too much like hard work and handed over to Hazelwoods.  George promptly recruited me to the board where I have been ever since.

As a professional accountant, it’s inevitable that I get to supervise the accounting function, deal with the auditors and so on.  However I am delighted to be able to use my skills to help an organisation that cares for some of the most vulnerable members of society.  The Trust does an outstanding job in an increasingly bureaucratic world and I am pleased to be a part of it.


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News and Events

  • 31/05/2018 10:59am
  • Residents from a local care home visited the Orchard Trust activity park and smallholding site.  They tried out the park equipment and met some of the animals.  It is fantastic to see a range of people using the activity park and getting so much out of it.  We welcome anyone to come and visit the site and use the equipment, we just ask that you please call Phill or George on 01594 861359 to let them know you are coming.

  • 15/05/2018 1:38pm
  • Last week the Trust was delighted to host visitors from Thessalonika in Greece.