Members of the Executive Committee serve for three year terms, with a maximum of 9 years’ consecutive service. There are elections each year in advance of the AGM.

The 2018 Ballot has closed.

Paul Bater

Paul is a tax specialist at the Wellcome Trust. He is a founder member of the CLA’s Standing Tax Committee and represents the CLA at the Charity Tax Forum convened by HMRC. From 2005 to 2011 he edited the Charity Law & Practice Review. In recent years he has served on CLA working parties concerned with Complementary and Alternative Medicines, the Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Act, Pooled Funds, Charity Investments and Charity Commission Investigations.

Ben Brice

Leading Blake Morgan’s Charities team, Ben acts for charities and not-for-profits across England & Wales. Ben has extensive experience advising on governance, constitutional, regulatory and associated commercial matters in the context of developing legislation and in the face of the increasingly tight regulation.  Ben also understands the pressures of trusteeship; he is a member of the board and fundraising committee for Quest for Learning, which helps children struggling with early literacy and numeracy skills.

Howard Dellar

Since 2008 Howard has been head of the Ecclesiastical, Education & Charities Department at Lee Bolton Monier-Williams. He is Registrar to the Dioceses of  Ely, Guildford, Hereford and Liverpool  and is the Registrar of the Faculty Office of the Archbishop of Canterbury. He is the solicitor to many charitable companies, Maintained schools, Academies, Independent schools and a number of Diocesan Boards of Finance and Education. He is chair of a couple of local charities in his home county of Oxfordshire.

Reema Mathur

Reema is a partner at Stone King and joined the Executive Committee in 2015.  She has participated in a number of working parties and co-chaired the annual conferences in 2016 and 2017.  She has very much enjoyed the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from across the legal sector and would like to continue her work with the Executive Committee.

Joshua Winfield

Joshua is a barrister at Radcliffe Chambers (2001 call) who practises in charity and private client law, including all aspects of litigation, advisory work and drafting, with particular experience in disputes involving religious charities and unincorporated associations, and advising local authorities holding land as charity trustees. He was a member of the Association’s working party on the Perpetuity and Accumulations Bill and is a co-author of the 5th edition of Spencer Bower on Reliance-based Estoppel.