West Berkshire Training Consortium
Board of Directors
WBTC is fortunate to have a strong and active Board of Directors/Trustees made up of experienced individuals with a wide range of capabilities. This, combined with both their dedication and passion, is helping WBTC lead the way forwards in creating opportunities for local businesses looking to expand the capabilities of their workforce and helping individuals start and develop their careers.
Matt joined WBTC October 2000. Born and bred in Birmingham, he graduated from Southampton University and now lives in Basingstoke. Matt has over 17 years experience in further education and work-based learning.
A founder member of WBTC, Colin joined WBTC as a member of Thatcham Chamber of Commerce. Colin has a strong business background having worked as an accountant before establishing his own accountancy practice in 1974.
Colin maintains an active role in the local Round Table and is a Governor at Kennet School in Thatcham.
Tammera joined WBTC in1987 having previously been a Training Manager with a national training provider. A Graduate in Leadership and Management and Strategic Management of Equality and Diversity, she has over 33 years' experience in education and work-based learning in both the charitable and commercial sectors.
Tammera is also a volunteer for the Dogs Trust Newbury.
Chris joined the WBTC Board in 1985. A retired Chartered Surveyor he worked in the Berkshire area for 45 years, mainly in private practice. His last position was as consultant to Haslams Surveyors LLP of Reading.
Chris served as Chairman and then President of the Newbury Chamber of Commerce in the 1980’s. He lives in Newbury and enjoys gardening, dog walking and sport and interests include wildlife and the environment.
Ian joined the WBTC Board in May 2014. He worked for the Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service for 35 years and became the Chief Fire Officer during the period 2003 to 2013. He is a Graduate of the University of Reading and the University of Central Lancashire with a BSc (Hons) and an MSc.
Iain currently chairs three national networks and councils covering fire and sprinkler issues and is a volunteer with the local Cats Protection branch and the RNLI.
Sally joined the WBTC Board in May 2014. Formerly she was employed as Human Resources Manager - Training with the West Berkshire Council, since April 1998. Prior to this, she worked as an Admin Support Manager at Berkshire County Council, giving Sally a total of 27 years Human Resources experience.
Sally Graduated as a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development. She is an avid reader and writer of fiction, having published short stories and two novels.