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

(** trustee of former RHDRA charity but not a trustee of the CIO)

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. Engagement, Volunteering and Fundraising – 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

Nigel Whitburn

RHDRA Historian – Andy Nash*

Facilitator – Laura Jacques*

Members – Simon Parsons*, Will O’Shea*, Phil Rutt*, Suzy Daly*, Neil Horrocks*, Martin Swainson*, Duncan Adam*

*=Members of Portfolio Group but not Trustees

4. Finance, Liaison, and Compliance – Chair: Joe Bannister; members Simon Foulkes, Richard Hearn, Graham Johnson and Michael Morris*.

Joe Bannister

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

Richard Hearn

*=Members of Portfolio Group but not Trustees

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