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The Charity is administered by a voluntary Board, led by the Chair, Robert Needham. They bring a wide skill set and broad experience to the governance of the Charity and are committed to ensuring the Charity’s provides good quality services and support to older people in Tameside.


Meet the Board:

Robert retired in 2012, having had 36 years of experience in many roles including the Management of Information Technology departments, programmes, and projects. He became a trustee of AGE UK Tameside in 2013 and was appointed Chair in 2019. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the Governance of organisations, which is of great value to the Charity. He is delighted to support Age UK Tameside to improve the lives of many older people in Tameside.

Jackie has been a trustee since 2021 and is the current Treasurer. This is a role which she believes is valuable in helping to ensure that people in her local community are able to enjoy social interaction, physical activity, and access current information as they get older. As a partner in a local commercial building company, she hopes her experience of running a reactive and demanding business will benefit the role. Her main aim is to support the hard work and commitment of the staff and volunteers at Age UK Tameside.

Julie has only recently joined the Board of Trustees, having been introduced by a fellow member. She has been involved with much fundraising over the years with several organisations and having been a carer for a family member with dementia feels she can put that experience to good use to help others.

Peter has lived and worked in Tameside for over 20 years, he is a retired Physical Education and Mathematics Secondary School Teacher and the proud father of three children of the 90's. Peter feels that older people of today and tomorrow should be at the heart of Age UK Tameside, and wishes to invest his time, skills, experience and energy fulfilling this ambition, because he truly believes that "No one should have no one".

Rita became a mum on 1965 and since then has volunteered for older people’s services, this first began with the Women’s Royal Voluntary Service, she is also a Founder Member of the Richmond House Lunch Club, where she had a hands on role cooking and serving meals. Rita joined the Age UK Tameside Board in 2006, she was introduced to the Charity through friends. Rita feels that being a Board Member for Age UK Tameside is another way for her to fulfil her long standing commitment to Tameside older people.

Chris has been a trustee since 2020, it’s a role he believes is valuable in helping create the best opportunities for the local older community to be supported in their lifestyle and journeys being helpful and enjoyable! Chris has experiences of working for Blue Chip Manufacturing as a Director and Engineering with roles in the North West of England and America. Chris feels his overall aim is to add value to board discussions and support better outcomes through teamwork and synergy

If you are interested in becoming a Board Trustee, CLICK HERE for more information and to download the Trustee Information Pack