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Board Of Trustees

2017/2018 Board

Our current board, elected by the members of Norden Farm at the 2017 AGM are:

Martin Kaye - Chair

Martin, a Maidenhead resident, has 40 years’ experience as a chartered accountant. He was previously a senior tax partner in accountants and business advisors BDO LLP where his management roles included being Head of Risk Management and having Profit & Loss Account responsibility for two large business units of the firm. Martin's current interests outside Norden Farm include being Chairman of a Pension Trust Company and he was previously a Chairman of an international charity that promotes economic empowerment for women in countries where they lack equal opportunities. He has an MA in Art History from The Open University.

He was appointed as Chairman of the Trustees in July 2015.

Tony Stock - Board Secretary

Tony is a retired Chartered Engineer with a background in informatics and general management in the private and public sectors. He has experience in developing results orientated cultures in organisations large and small. His voluntary and community activities have included roles as school governor, chairman of Windsor and Maidenhead Voluntary Action, board member of a national housing association and NHS Non-executive Director. He has a broad interest in the arts including theatre, film, music and visual art. He enjoys choral singing, and has recently revived an interest in watercolour painting.

John Seymour - Chair of Finance Committee

John has lived in Maidenhead since marriage in 1963. After a degree in History, he did National Service in the RAF, training as a Russian interpreter. He started as a tax inspector in the Inland Revenue, then worked for 15 years in IT. For 15 years he ran various industrial businesses, and then spent 15 years in international marketing and business development, including setting up joint ventures in China and Russia.

Since retirement he has been active in various voluntary roles, including school governor, churchwarden, the CAB, and the Bray Society.

Clifford Perkins - Honorary Treasurer

Clifford has a professional background in Finance, working for major companies and consultancies predominantly in taxation. He has a wide range of interests including rugby, football (QPR) and cricket, as well as dogs, travelling and garden design. He brings special expertise in risk management and financial planning. For eight years he was Finance Director for Marlow Rugby Club.

Norma Herdson - Vice Chair of Long Barn Catering Ltd

Norma worked in education in the Borough for 20 years full-time including Deputy Headship – subsequently staff training in local schools. As a former RBWM Councillor,she worked with and represented residents and was involved in decision-making on various Council committees.

She has been Chair of Maidenhead and District Arts Council for 10 years – an umbrella organisation for 45 local arts groups, working together to support arts in the community. The arts – music, drama and visual arts – take up her spare time, often playing in concerts with friends to raise money for local charities.

Iain Donaldson

Iain has lived in Maidenhead for 28 years and has been involved with Norden Farm since opening. He organised sponsorship for the Courtyard Theatre for the first 3 years. His career has been in the Telecommunications industry in the Thames Valley and he has held senior positions in a number of companies including Nortel, Vodafone and Cisco Systems. He is now Chief Engineer of MusicQubed delivering mass market digital music services.

He has created and maintained the Norden Farm website since opening and provides regular IT support to the technical team.

Clifford Joseph

Clifford has lived in Maidenhead for over 48 years and has been involved in many voluntary activities including thirty years on the Parish Council and 18 years as the founder Chairman of the Maidenhead Housing Association (now Housing Solutions). He also chairs the Knowl Hill Steam Rally Trust and has been a Trustee of Windsor and Maidenhead Crossroads. He is a lawyer by profession and specialises in Town Planning, property and setting up charities. In all these activities, both voluntary and professional, Clifford has had close contact with the local Council, both Councillors and officers. He has always been interested in all the Arts and wishes to continue supporting Norden Farm as a Trustee.

Nick Winton

Nick was born and brought up in Maidenhead initially in the Altwood area then in Pinkneys Green where his father, Sir Nicholas Winton, built the family home. During his 40 year career he built up a successful company before selling it and returning to study at Imperial College London for a MBA. Subsequently he ran various organisations as Interim CEO, has also been sought after as a business “trouble-shooter” and continues to advise Boards of Directors covering a variety of sectors in both the private and not-for-profit arena. He has a passion for guiding organisations so they perform more effectively and with less stress.

Following in his father’s footsteps he has a commitment to making a difference in the community.

about 7 hours ago Southern Soul duo James & Black return to Norden Farm for an evening of music from Texas, New Orleans and Memphis! The foundation of their music is the voices and stories in their songs! James & Black will be in our Studio on Saturday 3 August --> https://norden.farm/events/james-black

about 8 hours ago Epic Adventure Godzilla: King of the Monsters crashes onto our big screen from Fri 26 Jul --> https://norden.farm/events/godzilla-king-of-the-monsters-12a Crypto – zoological agency Monarch face off against a battery of ancient super-species. Godzilla collides with his ultimate nemesis the three headed King Ghidorah!

about 8 hours ago Start the summer holidays right - Why not come and make a Kite at our Grand Opening of The Maidenhead Beach from 11… https://t.co/GyVkYGC9fo

about 15 hours ago This Thursday Tiny Light Theatre will be joining us with their brand new show The Paper Moon – designed specifically for babies and young children ages 0 - 3 years. The inhabitants of Blank Page take you on a scrinchy scrunchy papery journey of their town! More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/the-paper-moon

1 day ago 4 days until The Maidenhead beach at #nordenfarm - why not make a kite while your there?

1 day ago Pull some shapes at the Grand Opening of the Maidenhead Beach on Wed 24 Jul at 10.30am. Join our class tutor Parveen Chana for a free Bollywood Dance taster session! ⛱ Children will get to learn some simple Bollywood steps – ready to dance the summer away! --> https://norden.farm/events/the-maidenhead-beach-at-norden-farm-78

1 day ago We’re excited to be at Maidenhead Festival today! Come say hello, enter our prize draw, take part in free craft session and play with our fun photo booth props - phew! There’s also fabulous live music and family entertainment throughout the weekend! See you there!

1 day ago Feel like a Super Trooper as you become the Dancing Queen at this Winner Takes It All of a tribute to ABBA! Join, Gimme ABBA - 20th Anniversary Tour on our main stage for a night of costume changes, dance routines and of course great music! See them live on Fri 16 Aug --> https://norden.farm/events/gimme-abba-20th-anniversary-tour

2 days ago It's mandala central here at the Farm - our Goan Chill Out gallery exhibition is looking incredible - we can't wait… https://t.co/qGWcSKe2hZ

2 days ago It's mandala central here at the Farm - our Goan Chill Out gallery exhibition is looking incredible - we can't wait for you to see it on Wed 24 Jul 10am --> https://buff.ly/2O2qeEm

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