Our Trustees

Andrew is a Chartered Management Accountant who has recently started working as a Management Accounting consultant with charities and small businesses having spent 13 years with an international company in the manufacturing sector. He is a fluent Arabic speaker, having spent his childhood in Egypt before moving to the UK. He has a faith-driven passion for welcoming those from other cultures...

We are committed to making sure we are representative of our client group.

If you are a refugee or an asylum seeker and feel you can help to ensure RRSG's service truly reflects the needs of our client groups, please contact us about becoming a Trustee. We have around 8 meetings a year for about 2 hours a meeting.

Ring us on 0118 950 5356 or email...

Bet has been a Borough councillor since 2002 – she is keen to promote environmental issues, especially through local actions. She is also keen to build up local communities in Reading and get more people involved in working within their own community – however they define that. She is proud of Reading’s record of tolerant community life and does what she can to maintain it. She believes a...

Andi is an Associate Professor in Social Economics at the University of Reading. His research and teaching areas are urban and housing economics with a particular focus in recent years on international migration, housing and labour markets and neighbourhood adjustments/social cohesion. He is a co-Director of the International Centre for Housing and Urban Economics, UoR) and a member of the...

Katherine has worked with leading clients across Oil and Gas (Shell, BP, BG Group); Energy and Utilities (EDF Energy, United Utilities) and the public sector. She has a particular interest in behaviour change and culture change and has a passion for mentoring and helping team members get the most out of their career.

Qualified as a social worker in 1986.
Assistant Director Strategy and Resources for Housing and Social Services Department Wokingham District Council.
Management Consultant within social services, housing and health provision.
2012 to 2014 Business Manager for the Reading Safeguarding Children Board.
1994 – 2014 trustee with Launchpad Reading Berkshire
BA Hons...

Chair

Mary is an academic at University College London: Institute of Education. She teaches and conducts research into Educational Assessment and in Citizenship for Young People. Her career has included work with children of all ages and educational research with policy makers in England. She also has experience of working in a range of campaigning organisations (e.g. World Development Movement,...

Mike has spent most of his career working in or with the voluntary sector. He was Director of Reading Voluntary Action for 20 years until he retired in 2009, overseeing the organisation’s support for local charities and community groups. Mike was also a trustee of the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action for 11 years and was its Chair from 2006 until 2012. Mike lives in...

Trustee

Nora is a PhD candidate and a Teaching Fellow at the University of Reading. Her research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, focuses on international law, rights and asylum seeker women fleeing forced marriages. Having volunteered in this sector in Australia, Finland and the UK, she has a keen interest and a strong commitment to human rights and social justice.

Trustee

Tom joined RRSG as a Trustee in Jan 2017. Previously, he had an extensive senior corporate career, in various people management and customer facing roles. Since then, he has held various charity chair and trustee roles. He provides business coaching; lectures part-time and is fervent about social integration.