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

Sara Uren (Chair) – 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.

Ros Richards – Ros joined Ridgeline on her retirement from the University of Reading, where she was 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 making funding applications.

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.

Treasurer

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