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Forum & Board

The six Berkshire unitary authorities each nominate one representative to the Forum and appoint two directors to the 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.

    Board of Directors

  • Sarah Atkinson

    Diversity Champion
    Member, Nominations & Governance Committee

    Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Micro Focus

    Private Sector
  • Bob Beveridge


    Private Sector
  • Lynne Doherty

    Berkshire Leaders' Group Representative

    West Berkshire Council Leader

    Local Authority
  • 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
  • Bob Mountain

    Infrastructure Lead

    Head of European Supply and Logistics, Honda Motor Europe Ltd

    Private Sector
  • Paul Newman

    Further Education Director
    Member, Nominations & Governance Committee

    Group Executive Director, Activate Learning

    Education Sector
  • Tracey Rawling Church

    Green Recovery Lead

    Principal Consultant at Acclaro Advisory

    Private Sector
  • Jim Reay

    Head R&D CP Infrastructure and Capital Management, Syngenta

    Private Sector
  • Sunil Shah

    Alternate Director
    Green Recovery Lead

    Director at Acclaro Advisory & SFMI

    Private Sector
  • Duncan Sharkey

    Berkshire Chief Executives' Group Representative

    Chief Executive, Bracknell Forest Council

    Local Authority
  • Peter Sheppard

    Legal Lead Member, Nominations & Governance Committee

    Partner, Osborne Clarke

    Private Sector
  • Dominique Unsworth MBE BEM

    Social Inclusion Lead

    CEO & Producer, Resource Productions CIC

    Community Sector
  • Alison Webster

    Chief Executive

    Forum Representatives

  • Paul Britton

    Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce

    Business Organisation
  • Jason Brock

    Reading Borough Council

    Local Authority
  • Marc Brunel-Walker

    Deputy Chair

    Local Authority
  • Nikki Burns

    Federation of Small Businesses

    Business Organisation
  • Gerry Clark

    Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead (Accountable Body)

    Local Authority
  • Samina Hussain

    Slough Business Community Partnership

    Community Sector
  • Clive Jones

    Wokingham Borough Council

    Local Authority
  • Ross MacKinnon

    West Berkshire Council

    Local Authority
  • Raj Singh

    Institute of Directors

    Business Organisation
  • James Swindlehurst

    Slough Borough Council

    Local Authority
  • Susie Watson

    CBI (Observer)

    Business Organisation