Our Trustees:

Liz Grugeon - Chairman

Imke Wilson - Vice-Chair, HR & Personnel

Sarah Chard - Treasurer

Margaret Cobb - Secretary

Lisa Haines

Dani Durrante

Kerry Reilly-West

Joanne Anderson - Reading Borough Council; Associate member



Liz Grugeon


I was born in Reading and have lived here all my life. My grandmother lived in Cressingham Road, so I have a connection to the area. I worked for over twenty years in the legal department of Berkshire County Council and was an active member of Nalgo, now UNISON.

Since I retired I have become involved with WCDA's work; every day I learn something new and meet someone interesting. Whitley is a great place with great residents and I'm privileged to be among them.

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Margaret Cobb


I'm a local resident and immigrant with a lifetime interest in community development and social democracy. My particular area of interest within WCDA is the Whitley Community Museum.

Since March 2020, Marg is WCDA's secretary.


Kerry Reilly-West

I was born in Reading and moved to Whitley nearly 30 years ago. I have chosen to live here and with my family, as the people and community spirit is unique and is what makes it special. I am passionate the work of WCDA and would like my professional skills and interests to support the fantastic work already being undertaken. I am honoured to be a Trustee and look forward to what the future brings for this amazing charity.

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Imke Wilson


I'm a local resident. I was a chair and a vice-chair in previous terms. At the moment - I am serving as a chairman following colleague's resignation.


Joanne Anderson

Reading Borough Council; Associate member

I was born in Reading and have remained here throughout my life.  I have worked at the Council since 2003 in both community safety and community development roles.  I love working with local people and seeing the difference that we can make in our communities when we work together.