About Berkshire Youth charity

Berkshire Youth has been serving the young people of Berkshire, delivering excellent and efficient youth support services for more than 80 years. We are proud of our track record and committed to building on it over the coming years to support young people make successful transitions to adulthood.

Chair - Sarah Atkinson

Sarah was elected as Chair of Berkshire Youth in March 2023, after serving as a trustee for four years. Sarah brings a wealth of not-for-profit and industry experience. She also serves as a board director at the Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) where she chairs the Nominations & Governance Committee, and is a member of the Skills Advisory Panel, as well as the lead for Diversity & Inclusion for Berkshire.

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Armelle Boisset

Armelle has worked in the Telecoms industry for over 20 years, and brings to the Board corporate governance experience and senior programme leadership skills.

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Wendy Austin-Bush

Wendy took voluntary redundancy at the end of January 2020 and is currently unemployed, looking for an opportunity in the Non For Profit sector, to utilise her commercial and leadership skills. Before COVID-19, Wendy spent at least one day per week volunteering in a British Heart Foundation shop.

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Gillian May

Gillian is an experienced leader, having held senior roles in both education and industry. Her key professional achievements, in her roles as FE Principal and CEO, include:

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Beata Felmer

During her business career, Beata has held a number of board and FD positions across a range of industries, both in commercial and not-for-profit sectors in the UK. Beata worked in motor sports for 17 years and in education for six years.

By profession, Beata is a qualified accountant (FCCA).

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Alan Law

Alan has been a chairman, non-executive director, CEO, senior executive, with 30+ years’ experience of the computer, telecommunications and related high technology industries, 20 of which were spent in various worldwide / international roles.

Most recently, Alan retired after 16 years as a local district councillor, including a number of executive lead member roles and acting as chairman of key committees.

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Clive Williams

Clive is a retired solicitor who has had long associations with youth work in Berkshire. His experience includes running a youth club and chairing the Adventure Dolphin Charity in Pangbourne, in addition to acting as Company Secretary to Berkshire Youth.

Treasurer – Martin Deaves

Martin is a retired financial executive who has acted as Berkshire Youth Treasurer for over 11 years.

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President – Roger Smee MBE

As President of Berkshire Youth and a former member of a Berkshire club, Roger writes: “I know from first hand experience how positive activities can play a vital role in the development of young people. That is why I am proud to continue to support and invest in the young people of Berkshire.”

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