The day-to-day business of BookTrust is overseen by the Senior Leadership Team. Heading up the Senior Leadership Team is the Chief Executive Officer, who is accountable to the Chair and the Board of Trustees.

Our Chair and Board of Trustees hold overall responsibility for the charity’s activities and its assets; ensuring legal and charitable compliance and efficient use of resources.

In this section...

Our Patron

Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall is BookTrust's Patron.

Our President

Michael Morpurgo is the award-winning author of over 120 books for children, including War Horse, which has been adapted into a phenomenally successful stage show and film.

Our Trustees

Meet the BookTrust Trustees.

Our Leadership Team

Meet the BookTrust Leadership Team.

Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury have won the Lifetime Achievement Award: a double win for their outstanding contribution to children's literature.

Find out more about the award