Established in 2013 as an independent body, on completion of the current works The Piece Hall will be handed over to The Piece Hall Trust who will operate the historic site as a place where Trade, Culture and Heritage mix.
As a charity, The Piece Hall Trust exists to promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the environment by preserving The Piece Hall, and by advancing the public’s engagement in and understanding of history, the arts and cultural activities.
The inaugural chair of The Piece Hall Trust is Wayne Bowser, and Sam Mason its first Chief Executive. The Trustees are Rupinder Ashworth, Nicola Chance-Thompson, Laura Crawford, Roger Harvey OBE, Clive Lloyd, Gavin Morton, Roland Stross, Cllr Tim Swift, and Fred Taggart MBE.
The Trustees bring a wealth of expertise in financial management, marketing and communications, business and retail management, and heritage-led regeneration. They also bring considerable charitable experience including Marie Curie Yorkshire, Opera North and the English Heritage Archaeology Panel.
Trustees are directors of The Piece Hall Trust, a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales, number 08906735. The Trust is a registered charity number 1156948. The Trust’s commercial trading activities are through Piece Hall Enterprises Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Piece Hall Trust. Registered in England and Wales, number 9761837.