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Forum & Executive Board

The six Berkshire unitary authorities each nominate one representative to the Forum and appoint two directors to the Executive Board; one on behalf of the Local Authority Leaders and the other on behalf of Local Authority Chief Executives.

The Private Sector and the Community Sector directors & representatives are appointed following an open application and interview process.

The Education Sector nominates its representatives from the five Further Education Colleges and the University of Reading.

The Business Organisations nominate their representatives after consideration by the Berkshire Branch of the Institute of Directors, the Thames Valley Region of the Federation of Small Businesses and the board of the Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce. The CBI nominates an observer to the Forum.

    Executive Board of Directors

  • Robin Barnes

    Access to Finance Lead

    Regional Director, RBS & NatWest

    Private Sector
  • Sam Foley

    Higher Education Lead

    Chief Financial Officer, University of Reading

    Education Sector
  • Jacinta George

    Life Sciences & Healthcare Lead

    Managing Director, Reading Scientific Services Limited (RSSL)

    Private Sector
  • Charlotte Haitham-Taylor

    Berkshire Leaders' Group Representative

    Leader, Wokingham Borough Council

    Local Authority
  • Katharine Horler OBE

    Community Sector Lead

    Chief Executive, Adviza

    Community Sector
  • David Parry-Jones

    Technology Lead

    Vice President EMEA, Twilio

    Private Sector
  • Dr Philippa Roles

    SME Lead

    Partner, Field Seymour Parkes LLP

    Private Sector
  • Peter Read


    Private Sector
  • Tim Smith MBE

    Chief Executive

  • Kate Webb

    Further Education Director

    Group Principal & CEO, Windsor Forest Colleges Group

    Education Sector
  • Tim Wheadon

    Berkshire Chief Executives' Group Representative

    Chief Executive, Bracknell Forest Council

    Local Authority

    Forum Representatives

  • Phillip Bicknell

    Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (Accountable Body)

    Local Authority
  • Paul Britton

    Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce

    Business Organisation
  • Marc Brunel-Walker

    Deputy Chair

    Local Authority
  • Nikki Burns

    Federation of Small Businesses

    Business Organisation
  • Charles Eales

    Strategic Transport Lead

    Private Sector
  • James Fredrickson

    West Berkshire Council

    Local Authority
  • Malcolm Hyde

    CBI (Observer)

    Business Organisation
  • Stuart Munro

    Wokingham Borough Council

    Local Authority
  • Tony Page

    Reading Borough Council

    Local Authority
  • Raj Singh

    Institute of Directors

    Business Organisation
  • James Swindlehurst

    Slough Borough Council

    Local Authority
  • Dominique Unsworth

    Social Inclusion Lead

    Community Sector