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2011

Trustees’ report and accounts

Patron Her Majesty The Queen President His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales KG KT GCB OM Deputy presidents Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra The Hon Lady Ogilvy LG GCVO The Countess Mountbatten of Burma CBE CD JP DL Honorary vice-presidents Lord Barnard TD The Rt Hon Baroness Chalker of Wallasey Sylvia, Countess of Limerick CBE Professor John McClure OBE Mrs Elspeth Thomas CBE DL Vice-presidents Mr Anthony Andrews Ms Angela Rippon OBE Mrs Maria Shammas MBE Board of trustees Chairman Mr James M. T. Cochrane Vice-chairmen Mrs Victoria Peterkin Mr David Fall CMG Mrs Stella Cummings (from January 2012) Treasurer Mr Russell Walls (until September 2011) Mr David Howell (from September 2011) Other trustees Mrs Sue Brown Mr Stanley Fitches MBE Ms Amy Foan Mr Christopher Hedges (until December 2011) Mr Michael Herriot MBE Mr Steve John Mr Afzal Khan CBE (until October 2011) Lady Lamport Dr Lise Llewellyn Mr Gordon Low Dr J. Kay Richmond (until December 2011) Mr Graham Stegmann CBE Mr Paul Taylor (from January 2012) Mr Keith Shipman (from January 2012)

Senior management team Chief executive Sir Nicholas Young Managing director of operations Michael Adamson Director of international David Peppiatt Director of UK service development Margaret Lally UK director, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man Territory Norman McKinley UK director, Northern Territory Jean Henderson UK director, Wales and Western Territory Annie Bibbings UK director, South Eastern Territory Liz Page Director of communications Philip Talbot Director of fundraising Mark Astarita Director of people and learning Roger Smith FCIPD Chef de cabinet Caroline Leighton Director of finance and business development Rohan Hewavisenti Sub-committees Finance and audit committee Mr David Howell, chairman (from September 2011) Mr Russell Walls, chairman (until September 2011) Mr James M. T. Cochrane Mr Stanley Fitches MBE Mr Gordon Low Mrs Liz Hazell Mr Anthony Potts Mr Peter Bluck

Remuneration committee Mr James M. T. Cochrane, chairman Mr Russell Walls (until September 2011) Mr David Howell (from September 2011) Mrs Victoria Peterkin Mr David Fall CMG Ethical review panel Mrs Stella Cummings Mr Steve John Mr Graham Stegmann CBE External auditors BDO LLP Emerald House East Street Epsom Surrey KT17 1HS Bankers National Westminster Bank plc City of London Office PO Box 12258 1 Princes Street London EC2R 8PA Investment managers Lazard Asset Management Ltd 50 Berkeley Street London W1J 8HA Legal & General Investment Management One Coleman Street London EC2R BlackRock 33 King William Street London EC4R 9AS External legal advisers Withers 15 Old Bailey London EC4M 7EG

Young mother Pearl, 21, became a volunteer after she and her extended family received support from the Red Cross in South Africa

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Contents
Chairman and chief executive’s statement Our aims Emergency response Health and social care Building resilience: first aid and humanitarian education Plans for 2012 Review of finances Structure and governance Independent auditors’ report to the trustees of the British Red Cross Society 4 5 6 8 10 12 14 16 19 22 44

I don’t think I could have managed. To know I could always pick up the phone and talk with Sue made the world of difference Volunteer Sue Whalley helped Ellis Sheldon and his wife cope with illness in their remote country home

Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2011 Thank you

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British Red Cross Trustees’ report and accounts 2011

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Chairman and chief executive’s statement
This year has shown us how easy it is for a movement of people to change the world, for good or ill. Summer riots in the UK, financial protests around the world and the fall of governments in the Middle East and Africa – they all relied on an instantly connected network of people acting as one, quickly and powerfully. Part of the Red Cross’ mission is to mobilise the power of humanity. If chaos and violence are...
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