ENRYCH Berkshire Trustees

Board of Trustees

Martin Jeffery (Chair and Treasurer)

Martin originally qualified as a Mechanical Engineer in 1965 at what is now the University of Portsmouth. He then trained as a computer programmer at Rolls-Royce Aero Engines working on the design and development of the RB211 (now Trent) family of engines powering the very largest aircrafts. Career progression within the IT sector meant that he retired from full time employment in 2002 having been a senior executive in a large software house for many years.

For nearly 30 years he was a volunteer in the Royal Naval Reserve, retiring as a Lieutenant Commander. Shortly after Enrych Berkshire was formed, he became a Trustee with the specific role of Treasurer and IT manager. Martin took over the role of Chair of Enrych Berkshire in March 2020. He is a volunteer licensed Boatmaster on the Kennet and Avon Canal, where he skippers the trip boat Rose of Hungerford, and also crews for RiverTime, a trip boat for disabled and disadvantaged people on the River Thames. He is the Treasurer and Trustee of the Woodcote Charitable Association, raising funds for local organisations through the annual Woodcote Rally, a veteran transport event.

Martin is married to fellow trustee Sandy Jeffery, and they have 2 children and 3 grandchildren.

Sandy Jeffery

Following a varied career in television, PR and the Post Office, Sandy has been involved as a volunteer in a number of organisations including the Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Samaritans, Kennet & Avon Canal Trust and Woodcote Rally. During the summer months, Sandy also volunteers as an Assistant Lock Keeper on the River Thames. From 1998, Sandy worked as the Programme Manager for Ryder-Cheshire Volunteers, later to be rebranded Enrych, having gained her Hons Degree at University of Reading. Together with the late Alan Fleming, Enrych Chair of Trustees, Sandy and Alan set up Enrych Berkshire as an independent registered charity. Sandy is married with two children and three grand-children.

Paul McCarron

Paul is originally from Glasgow. He is a fellow of Chartered Management Accountants and an Associate of the Tax Technicians. He worked for a number of blue chip companies (IBM, DEC, Sony, Hitachi and Motorola) during his paid employment, a total of 41 years, and has lived in Reading since 1982. He retired in 2015 and volunteered at CAB (general advice), Lauchpad (homelessness) and Frontline (debt management) in Reading and became a Trustee at Enrych Berkshire in 2020.

To contact any of our Trustees please email berkshireinfo@enrych.org.uk.