A children’s charity which supports children living in Redditch, Bromsgrove and the surrounding area, the Oakland Foundation, has announced the appointment of two new trustees.
Ron Whitfield brings to the board over 35 years of experience encompassing leadership development, business change management, coaching, mentoring, information management and professional standards; 30 years of which have been at senior operational and strategic level. Ron also brings his experience as a Trustee of other charities, including as past Chairman of Kemp Hospice in Kidderminster.
Ron Whitfield commented: “It’s a great honour to join the Oakland Foundation as a Trustee and I’m looking forward to working with my fellow Trustees to continue the success of the charity and to help it through its next phase of growth.”
Founder of Evopr.com and a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and Chartered Management Institute, Kathryn Watts has over 25 years’ experience of senior operational and management roles; 18 years of which within the PR and communications sector, working with a variety of industries including education, supply chain logistics, IT and professional services.
Kathryn Watts stated: “I feel privileged to be invited by the Oakland Foundation to join them as a Trustee, and I look forward to working with the Foundation Board and the many businesses supporting the work of the Foundation to further promote the opportunities and educational programmes available for children living in Redditch, Bromsgrove and surrounding communities.”
The Oakland Foundation supports children, young people and their families, by providing help and support through educational projects and activities based on Health and Nutrition, Education and Sport. Oakland Foundation Trustee, Pete Vaughan, stated: “On behalf of the Board I am delighted to welcome Ron and Kathryn to the Foundation’s Board of Trustees, and they bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience to support the Foundation as we further develop our engagement and charitable offer within the community.”