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Our board of trustees volunteer their time to the charity to help govern and direct the activities of Age UK Wiltshire and ensure that the organisation is well managed and operates within the law.

You can contact our trustees by contacting our office 

Pauline Oliver

Pauline Oliver (Chair)

Pauline has over thirty years’ experience of strategic and operational and management in public sector social protection and care for vulnerable people. She has developed partnership working with health, voluntary sector and private sector organisations, and advised on policy development and implementation of good practice at regional, national and international level.

Pauline has held chairperson, trustee and honorary secretary roles in various organisations and was Vice Chair at Age UK Salisbury before taking up the same position with Age UK Wiltshire in 2016.


David King

David was previously a board director for computer chip world leader Intel Corporation specializing in Sales and Marketing assignments around the world. He joined Intel in 1981 and retired his position in 2009. Subsequently he has been a Non-Executive director for community services company Seqol in Swindon and the Isle of White NHS Trust, at both organizations he chaired the audit committee. David also served for four years as a charitable trustee at UKSA a sailing charity based in Cowes.

David lives in Marlborough and originates from Warminster so has an extensive knowledge of the county and the challenges that its older people face.

He is married with two children and two grandchildren.

Melissa Hillier

Melissa has over 18 years’ experience of working within the voluntary and public sector in both communications and management positions. She has extensive experience of communicating with a variety of audiences involved in healthcare, including patients and families, support group staff, health and social care professionals, industry representatives, academia and policy makers.  With a master’s degree in Public Communications and Public Relations her most recent roles have been in senior management within the voluntary sector.

She is currently Director at We Hear You (WHY), a charity that provides counselling and emotional support to patients and families affected by cancer and other life- threatening conditions living in Wiltshire as well as Bath and North East Somerset and Somerset.  

Melissa lives in Chippenham with her young family and is looking forward to helping to support older people locally to access the support and services they need.

Stewart Ruston

Stewart has over 40 years’ experience of working in Adult Social Care, initially qualifying as a Social Worker before moving into senior operational management posts in several local authorities (including Wiltshire). He has been involved in developing partnership working through creating integrated Health and Social Care teams, thus he has a particular interest in effective collaborative working to provide best quality services for older people in the community.

Stewart has previously been a trustee for a small charity (Guildford Besom) and is currently a trustee for Downton Link. He has been a volunteer for AUK Wiltshire in the Information and Advice service since 2018.

Stewart loves running, and lives with his wife and two cats in Downton. He has two grown up daughters and one grandson.


Keith Johnston

Keith was previously a Board level Director in a variety of NHS organisations with a particular interest in organisation development, people management and occupational medicine. Between 2010 and 2018 he was a Trustee on the Board of a large Wiltshire Charity and held the position of Chair between 2015 - 2018. 

Keith lives with his family in Wingfield and has two grown up children. Outside his charitable interests, he also enjoys local football, motorcycling and spending time with his grand daughters