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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.

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about 13 hours ago What would you do if your next-door neighbor used to be a spy? Joan Stanley lives in contented retirement – that is until she is arrested by MI5. Joan has been hiding an incredible past; she is one of the most influential spies in history… Red Joan will be on our big screen from Friday 24 May --> https://norden.farm/events/red-joan-12a

about 15 hours ago Join an all female, bicycle powered, troupe for a production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest like no other! A shipwreck washes the court of Milan onto a mysterious desert island - inhabited by magicians, sprites and monsters! Join The Handlebards on Wednesday 10 July --> https://norden.farm/events/the-tempest-93

about 17 hours ago We have a jam-packed line up of events right on your doorstep at Norden Farm Centre for the Arts in Maidenhead this half term! With magic from Morgan & West a tale based on The Ugly Duckling in Duckie starring Le Gateau Chocolat and guareented to get you dancing - our Concertini with Check out some of our highlights below or browse all school holiday events here ➡️ https://norden.farm/events/future/school%20holiday

about 21 hours ago There are only 20 tickets left for That Blind Comedian - Chris McCausland on Friday 7 June! Make sure you don't miss out on his brand new stand up show Speaky Blinder --> https://norden.farm/events/chris-mccausland-speaky-blinder

about 22 hours ago ⚡️⚡️Norden Farm News Flash ⚡️⚡️ We are excited to be joined by Russell Howard for three dates next week - trying out some brand new material! Tickets are on sale now through the link below ⬇️

about 22 hours ago Comedian Bilal Zafar is back in Maidenhead with a brand new show on Friday 24 May at 8pm - the perfect way to kick start your bank holiday! Social media has been taken over by bots spreading hate, fear and influencing how we vote. But Bilal has made his own bots to fight back - and these bots only want to spread love and compassion! As seen and heard on BBC Three, Channel 4, MTV, BBC iPlayer, and BBC Radio 4.

about 23 hours ago ⭐️ There's just over a day left of voting in this year's Muddy Stilettos Awards - we're very proud to have made it into the finals for Best Theatre in Berkshire! ⭐️ If you have a moment to spare, your support would be hugely appreciated! You can cast your votes here ➡️ https://berkshire.muddystilettos.co.uk/vote/theatre-arts-venue You can also support our fellow Maidenhead and Berkshire business across 24 categories including Best Bar, Best Gift Shop, Best Cafe and more!

about 23 hours ago Want to bring a bit of magic to your half term? Time travelling magicians Morgan & West return to Maidenhead with a jaw dropping, brain busting, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza! Join them at Norden Farm on Mon 27 May at 11.30am and 2pm! More info and tickets --> http://bit.ly/MorganWestMagic

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