Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is head of a Commonwealth of more than 2 billion people living in 54 independent countries, and Queen to 16 Commonwealth Realms.
The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust has been established to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen's unrivalled 60 year contribution to the Commonwealth and a life of public service. The Trust gives citizens and governments across the Commonwealth and beyond the opportunity to create a lasting tribute to Her Majesty.
Establishment of the Trust was announced at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia in 2011. Former British Prime Minister The Rt Hon Sir John Major is Chairman of its Board of Trustees (see the organisation chart), which includes the Commonwealth Secretary General.
Trust investments aim to make a real and enduring impact on the lives of those who live within the Commonwealth, across all generations and geographical boundaries. The Trust will work to deliver iconic projects within its five year life span that are a fitting and enduring tribute to Her Majesty The Queen.
The Trust is open to donations from individuals, groups, organisations and companies, both inside and outside the Commonwealth.
The Trust's Organisational Structure
Board of Trustees
CHAIRMAN: The Rt Hon Sir John Major KG CH
Kamalesh Sharma, Commonwealth Secretary-General
The Rt Revd & Rt Hon Richard Chartres KCVO
The Rt Hon Sir Christopher Geidt KCVO OBE
The Rt Hon The Baroness Hogg of Kettlethorpe
Professor Sir Mervyn King GBE FBA
The Rt Hon The Lord Robertson of Port Ellen KT GCMG HON FRSE
The Rt Hon The Baroness Scotland of Asthal QC
John A Spence OBE DL, Treasurer
Commonwealth Advisory Panel
CONVENOR: HE Kamalesh Sharma, Commonwealth Secretary-General
HE John Dauth, High Commissioner, Australia
HE Joan Rwabyomere, High Commissioner, Uganda
HE Chris Nonis, High Commissioner, Sri Lanka
HE Gordon Campbell, High Commissioner, Canada
HE Abhimanu Kundasamy, High Commissioner, Mauritius
HE Garvin Nicholas, High Commissioner, Trinidad and Tobago
Vijay Krishnarayan, Director, Commonwealth Foundation
Dr Astrid Bonfield, Chief Executive
PA to the Chief Executive
Head of Strategy and Operations
Caroline Underwood, Consultant Director of Fundraising
Charles Garrett, Commonwealth Affairs Liaison
Dr Andrew Cooper,
Director of Programmes
If you would like to contact any member of the trust team please send an email to: email@example.com