ENRYCH Berkshire Trustees

Board of Trustees

Alan Fleming (Chair)

Martin Jeffery (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. He is a volunteer licensed Boatmaster on the Kennet and Avon Canal, where he skippers both the trip boat Rose of Hungerford and the Bruce Trust holiday boats for disabled and disadvantaged people. He is also one of the trainers for the Kennet and Avon Canal Trust volunteers as well as treasurer of the Gloucestershire Disabled Afloat Riverboat Trust (DART). 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. He also volunteers to assist people new to IT at Reading Central Library as part of the Reading Voluntary Action Get Online scheme.

Martin is married to Sandy Jeffery, and has 2 children and 3 grandchildren. He can be contacted directly at martin.jeffery@enrych.org.uk.

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 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.

Sandy can be contacted directly at sandy.jeffery@enrych.org.uk

Andy Cecil
Andy Cecil is a trustee of Enrych Berkshire and joined Enrych in 2015 as a volunteer. Sport and outdoor activities have been central to Andy’s life and he is passionate about people making the most of every opportunity afforded to them. His passion for sports led him to see the potential value of Enrych in supporting people with a disability and enabling them to access leisure, social and learning activities.

Andy has spent 23 years running his own business providing him with the experience to develop and mentor a wide range of people from varying backgrounds. In 2014 he became a business coach which provided the opportunity to follow other interests such as charity work. Andy has a wife and one daughter aged 24 and live in West Berkshire. His main hobbies now are badminton and cycling and spending time with family and friends.

Andy can be contacted directly at andy.cecil@enrych.org.uk

Cathy Smith
Cathy joined Enrych Berkshire as a Trustee in June 2016 and helps with our social media. Cathy’s career has been in HR, leadership and organisational development in various global and regional roles mostly within blue chip and international organisations. A key part of Cathy’s work has been ensuring a strategic focus on diversity and inclusion, promoting the removal of barriers to the workplace for people from diverse backgrounds, including supporting people with disabilities.

Cathy developed a passion for improving social inclusion, in particular for people with disabilities, after being involved in community activities in her younger years and seeing the positive impact that organisations such as Enrych Berkshire can have on people’s lives. Cathy lives in Reading and in her spare time enjoys kick-boxing, walking, catching up on village news at her local book group, as well as helping local charities.

Cathy can be contacted directly at cathy.smith@enrych.org.uk