The Trust is managed by a board of 14 directors. The directors are comprised of a cross section of political and civil society within the city. Three directors are close relatives of those killed. Another director lost a member of their immediate family during the civil rights period.
Other directors include a Sinn Féin MLA and a local SDLP councillor. Former directors included the late Raymond McClean, the first Mayor of Derry since the old Unionist dominated corporation was abolished in 1969. Other former directors were Jane Winter of British-Irish Rights Watch; community entrepreneur Conal McFeely, author and campaigner, Don Mullan; Bloody Sunday Inquiry solicitors Patricia Coyle, Paddy MacDermott and Peter Madden, and award winning journalist and political activist, Eamonn McCann.
In the twenty years since its inception, four individuals have chaired the Bloody Sunday Trust. The inaugural chair of the Trust was human rights activist Robin Percival, who also helped establish the Pat Finucane Centre for Human Rights, then award-winning journalist and activist, Eamonn McCann, community entrepreneur Conal McFeely and award-winning author Julieann Campbell, niece of Bloody Sunday victim Jackie Duddy. Today, Robin Percival is once again chair of the organisation.
The late Bishop Edward Daly was a long-serving patron of the Trust. Other patrons are the Rev Terence McCaughey, a Presbyterian minister from Dublin, and Kerry Kennedy, President of Robert F Kennedy Human Rights from the USA.
The Trust employs five people, four of whom are Bloody Sunday family members.
Northern Ireland's Culture Minister, Deputy First Minister, several MLAs and Bloody Sunday Trust members and relatives visit the construction site of Museum of Free Derry in Glenfada Park, January 2016. (Lorcan Doherty)
The late Dr Edward Daly, retired Bishop of Derry, was a patron of the Bloody Sunday Trust since its inception in 1996. Here, the Bishop is pictured holding a photograph of teenager Jackie Duddy, whom he tended to on Bloody Sunday. (Derry Journal)
Every year the Bloody Sunday Trust launch a commemorative black ribbon in memory of those who died on Bloody Sunday. Pictured at the 2016 launch are Mayor Elisha McCallion and museum Education Officer John Kelly, alongside political representatives, bereaved relatives, supporters and members of the Trust. (Derry Journal)
Relatives, supporters and Trust members pictured at Free Derry Corner in early 2016, highlighting the Hillsborough campaign in England and the popular hashtag used to call for 'Justice for the 96'. (Robin Percival)