In order to be an effective agency, Didcot First recognised that it needed two things: Finance and Expertise.
In drawing a Board together Didcot First sought out larger businesses which have a real interest in making Didcot a more positive place to live, work and invest.
The Founder Board members bring not only vital funding but also knowledge and a desire to make things more attractive for their workers and their families. Each of the founding companies has a seat on the Didcot First Board and they are joined by others who bring specialist skills and knowledge from particular sectors such as Housing, Education and the Third Sector (voluntary, community and social enterprise).
Board Members are:
David Pryor, Chair of Didcot First, Pryor's Taxis - Pryor's website
Andrew Harrison, Diamond Light Source - Diamond website
Tom Pierpoint, Great Western Railway - GWR website
Angus Horner, Harwell Campus - Harwell website
Philip Campbell, MEPC Milton Park - MEPC website
Neil Scott, RWE Generation - RWE website
Debbie Greenfield, Science & Technology Facilities Council - STFC website
Kate Wareing, Soha Housing - Soha Housing website
Mark Edmunds, Taylor Wimpey - Taylor Wimpey website
Samantha Foley, University of Reading - University of Reading website
Piers Slater, Reef Estates - Reef Estates Website
Richard Benton, Didcot First Company Secretary
Sue Scane, Ex-Oxfordshire County Council Director
Gordon Walker, Representative of the Third Sector
Mrs Elizabeth Paris - Deputy Lieutenant
Ed Vaisey MP - Ed Vaisey's Website
John Marston, St Birinus School - St Birinus website
Rachael Warwick, Didcot Girls' School - Didcot Girls' School website