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