The Chief Barker
The Chief Barker is the Chairperson of the Charity and of the Management Team, the “Crew”. The position is normally held for one year and the incumbent leads the charity in all matters relating to governance and strategy. The title derives from fairground entertainment. Historically, a “Barker” drummed up customers at the fairground.
This years joint Chief Barkers are Robyn Lapidus and Sandra Auckland.
The Crew look after the strategic direction of Variety - the Children's Charity, and all committees and volunteers report to the Crew. Comprising members who have proved themselves committed and valuable to the charity, the Crew meet once a month.