Our trustees

Ridgeline Trust is the working name of the charitable company which is limited by guarantee, incorporated on 12 May 2003 and registered as a charity on 15 September 2003 under the formal title of “East Reading Horticultural Therapy and Community-Based Training Ltd”.

The directors of the company are also charity trustees for the purposes of charity law, as stated in the company’s Articles.

Current trustees

Graham Johnson (Chair) – a retired solicitor and company secretary, joined Ridgeline as Company Secretary in February 2004, was appointed a Trustee in 2010, and then Chair in November 2012. He has overseen significant expansion of the facilities and services offered by Ridgeline and combines leadership with a wealth of experience in legal matters and running a successful local charity effectively.

Faruq Bilbe – IT Project Manager (now retired) and local primary school governor (of which he has been Chair). He was appointed as a Trustee in 2004 and he acted as Treasurer of the Charity from 2011-2019.

Ros Richards – Recently retired member of senior leadership team at University of Reading, as Head of the International Study and Language Institute, with extensive experience of leading and motivating teams to achieve successful implementation of programmes. She was appointed Trustee in November 2017 and assists the Charity with business development planning and GDPR compliance, among other operational responsibilities.

Sara Uren – Over 20 years’ experience of working in voluntary and public sectors in a variety of roles including advice, administration and volunteer management. She was appointed Trustee in November 2017 and supports the volunteering team with recruitment, DBS compliance and leads on safeguarding, among other operational responsibilities.

Margaret Osborne – over 21 years’ experience in management and volunteer roles.  She was appointed Trustee in November 2018 and assists the Charity with publicity and with managing the Friends scheme.


Gillian Charles – a qualified accountant, Gillian supports the trustees in her role as Treasurer, which she took on in 2019.