Our Trustees

Welcome to our Board of Trustees, the people behind the scenes!

At People to Places, we are proud to have such an array of expertise on our board with each Trustee bringing a set of skills that is invaluable to People to Places and all of our lovely service users. Why don’t you come and get to know a little bit more about each of them, what they do at People to Places and maybe even a little bit about who they really are when they are not a Trustee at People to Places!

Chair of Trustees

Jane Basley

After a long career in corporate HR Jane changed career paths to become a movement specialist and set up a new business, Bodymanoeuvres.

After a long career in corporate HR Jane changed career paths to become a movement specialist and set up a new business, Bodymanoeuvres. The goal of Bodymanoeuvres is to get people to move more as they get older – it provides a huge boost to helping people retain their independence as well as helping their mental wellbeing.

Jane has always had a goal of remaining active, however it was seeing her parent’s health decline through not moving enough that made her realise just how important it is that we all keep active.

So when Jane was introduced to People To Places through her local business network, and learnt that they were looking for additional trustees, it made complete sense to be able to offer time and support for a cause that is at the heart of what she does. If it is possible to keep people independent, in whatever way they are able then it is possible to reduce loneliness and isolation too.

In her spare time Jane enjoys walking her two Labradors, meeting friends, watching TV crime dramas and reading as widely as possible to understand the progress we are making in caring for people as they become older.

Trustee Maidenhead
Trustee

Helen Berg

Helen has a great range of expertise, specialising in finance and governance. Helen was a partner in a major firm of accountants, specialising in tax, and specifically for the not for profit sector.

Helen has a great range of expertise, specialising in finance and governance. Helen was a partner in a major firm of accountants, specialising in tax, and specifically for the not for profit sector including social housing, after qualifying as a chartered accountant. After retiring, Helen joined People to Places as a trustee in November 2018 where her expertise has been invaluable to the organisation.

Helen is married to her husband, who also works in the charitable industry as the Chief Operating Officer for The Lord’s Taverners. When Helen gets the time, she enjoy travelling, music and theatre, reading, cricket and rugby. Over the last year She has really loved being able to walk in some of the lovely local areas, which she didn’t fully appreciate before!

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Treasurer

Bruce Adams

Bruce is a qualified accountant, and has spent over 30 years in industry, latterly as Finance Director with Barton Willmore, a national firm of Architects and Town Planners of which he then retired in 2013.

Bruce is a qualified accountant, and has spent over 30 years in industry, latterly as Finance Director with Barton Willmore, a national firm of Architects and Town Planners of which he then retired in 2013.
Bruce was a local Councillor for 20 years and he is now our Treasurer, having joined and been appointed Treasurer in 2016.

It is important for any company to have a firm financial base, and through donations and the RBWM People to Places has that firm base to continue its good work specialist services for Local people with disabilities and mobility issues.
Bruce has been married for over 40 years and outside his family, his main interest is Bowls, where he is his local club’s single’s champion, plus he loves cooking and gardening.

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Trustee

Gill Godbold

When Gill retired from her role as Assistant Director of Education at RBWM, she was looking for a role in a charity where she could make good use of her skills and experience.

When Gill retired from her role as Assistant Director of Education at RBWM, she was looking for a role in a charity where she could make good use of her skills and experience. A friend introduced her to People to Places and she joined the then Management Committee in September 2008, became a Trustee in January 2009 and then became the chair of Trustees in March 2017. Although her career as a secondary school teacher and in local government was centred around children and young people, she found that much of her background was very relevant and useful as a Trustee at People to Places. In addition, the personal experience of having supported her elderly parents through some difficult times gave her valuable insight into the issues many of our members experience.
In her spare time, Gill enjoys sport, especially hockey, and outdoor activities. She is learning Spanish in a bid to keep her brain active and also enjoys reading and music.
Trustee Maidenhead
Trustee

Scott Macrae

Originally, as the name suggests, Scott is from Scotland but has lived in the area now for over 45 years. Scott worked in electronics and more specifically semiconductors.

Originally, as the name suggests, Scott is from Scotland but has lived in the area now for over 45 years.
Scott worked in electronics and more specifically semiconductors before starting his local home care agency, Right at Home in Maidenhead 8 years ago.
He is very proud that it is rated Outstanding by the CQC and hopes that some of the skills he has learnt in homecare in combating loneliness for clients with mobility challenges can be transferred to help People to Places.
Specifically he has skills in fundraising, compliance, marketing and training which he hopes can enable People to Places to continue to be strong now and in the future and be able to deliver services in the local community in the long term.
Scott in his spare time enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, cycling and supporting Chelsea FC.
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Charlie Dixon

Charlie trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance, after graduating in 2011 Charlie worked as a freelance choreographer and teacher around the UK.

Charlie trained at Trinity Laban Conservatoire for Music and Dance, after graduating in 2011 Charlie worked as a freelance choreographer and teacher around the UK. Charlie spent time teaching English in China and has also work with Epic Arts in Cambodia.
After finishing university Charlie started teaching for 4Motion CIC specialising in creative dance for young people with special educational needs teaching for Dance Unite.

More recently Charlie is a Senior Project manager for Transitions UK, working with young people at risk of criminal exploitation and offending. Mentoring young people to support positive change and promote wellbeing and next steps in to training, education and employment.

In her spare time Charlie likes cooking, going to art exhibitions and see live shows as well as walking and training her new puppy Otis.