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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 

Richard Purchase (Chair)

Richard has extensive non-executive experience having chaired organisations in health, social care, housing and leisure. He is passionate about putting customers/service users at the heart of service delivery and listening to feedback is essential. Richard has owned and run a number of businesses including a large HR consultancy operating across the UK, a helicopter charter business, farming and a holiday letting business - all concurrent!

Using his commercial skills he strongly believes organisations must maximise their commercial opportunities to fund charitable objectives. I this respect he has been very successful in helping organisations he has chaired achieve.

Richard is married with two married children and 2 grandchildren. He lives just outside Marlborough.

Sally Fox 

Sally worked in the NHS for 35 years. She has experience as a Board level HR Director in a number of Trusts and has worked in acute, mental health and community services. She has a particular interest in organisational development and currently works as a senior independent OD and HR practitioner. She graduated from Bristol University with a degree in English Literature and is a Member of the Chartered Society for Personnel and Development.

She is looking forward to making a contribution to Age UK in support of local services for older people in the community.

Sally is married and lives on a farm in Lacock. She enjoys travel and walking.

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

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Warren Finney

Warren has extensive experience of working in care and housing. In his current role as Director for Community Development at Prospect Hospice he is responsible for the development of the hospice’s community development, retail, communications and marketing activity. Along with other members of the executive team he is responsible for the organisational and staff culture, and is the exec lead for the audit and risk committee.

In the past he has worked for the National Housing Federation and as a trainer for Shelter. Warren has board experience with three other organisations, Equal People, Synergy Housing and Black and Blue.

Warren lives in Calne and is a keen supporter of Stoke City FC.