Our Trustees

The Association’s Constitution requires there to be a Management Committee including four Officers: the Chair, the Treasurer, the Secretary, and the Membership Secretary. The members of the Committee are the Trustees of the charity.

Trustees have duties prescribed by the charity legislation, and are accountable to members through the Constitution and General Meetings.

All Trustees can be contacted by email in the format [email protected]

The current Officers are:

Chair: Simon Foulkes
Simon Foulkes
Vice Chair and Membership Secretary: Pat Newsome
Treasurer: Graham Johnson
General Secretary: Simon Haynes
Simon Haynes
Membership Secretary Emeritus: Ron Cook
Ron Cook
Deputy Treasurer: Stuart Goyns
Stuart Goynes

Portfolio Groups

The work of the Committee is split into four areas, known as “portfolio groups”. Each has a Trustee as chair.

1. Communication Membership and Special Events: Chair – Pat Newsome

Membership – Ron Cook* and Pat Newsome

Website – Peter Harrison* and Will O’Shea*

Special Events – Alex Ross*

Association General Secretary and Marshlander Editor – Simon Haynes

Marshlander Proof Reader  – David Jackson*

100th Anniversary – TBA

*=Members of Portfolio Group but not Trustees

2. Volunteering and Engagement – Joint Chairs: Andrew White and Cazz Wrate

Andrew White

Cazz is also heading up our 2020-21 Winter Work Fundraising effort in collaboration with the Railway.

3. Education and Heritage – Chair: Nigel Whitburn

RHDRA Historian – Andy Nash*

Facilitator – Laura Jacques*

*=Members of Portfolio Group but not Trustees

Nigel Whitburn
Andy Nash
Laura Jacques

4. Finance, Liaison, and Compliance – Chair: Joe Bannister with Simon Foulkes, Richard Hearn, Graham Johnson, Stuart Goyns and Michael Morris.

Joe Bannister

Richard Hearn has the honorary title of Clerk to the Trustees.

Richard Hearn

The remaining trustees not named above are linked to specific portfolio groups and may have specific responsibilities.

PERHAPS YOU MIGHT CONSIDER BECOMING A TRUSTEE?  if so please follow this link: becoming a trustee