The Executive Committee of U3A in Kennet consists of a group of members who are responsible for setting general policy and for providing administration, management and control of the affairs and property of U3A in Kennet. U3A in Kennet is registered as a Charity and is affiliated to the national U3A organisation, the U3A Trust. Members of the Executive Committee are Trustees of the Charity and subject to the rules of the Charity Commission.
Chair & Charity Commission Contact
Jill joined U3A in Kennet in January 2017. She joined the Executive Committee in February 2017 and took over as Charity Commission Contact in October 2017 and also has responsibility for Compliance and is now Vice Chair as well. Jill is a member of the Flora & Fauna, Science Technology & Engineering and History Groups. Jill worked in the public sector in corporate governance, management, planning and service improvement. Jill lives with her sister Susan in Lockeridge.
Vice Chair & Events Coordinator
Jeff’s professional careers have been in the police service and in law. He had been in charge of a police Training School and a police prosecutions office. After retirement he was instrumental in creating a new firm of specialist solicitors, retiring from legal practice in 2011. With his wife, Jacquie, Jeff had moved to the City of Ely in Cambridgeshire where they joined the U3A there. He held a number of official positions in regional boating organisations and in Rotary International.
Jeff and Jacquie moved to Marlborough in 2018. Jeff is Vice Chair and Events Coordinator on the Executive Committee. He is Group Leader for the Music Maestros and Petanque 2 Groups. He also belongs to Local History, Day Trips, Controversial Group 3 and Classic cars groups.
Annette has been a member of the U3A since 2017 and joined the Executive Committee in 2020 as Secretary. She is a member of the Theatre, Human Science and Neuroscience groups as well as the Thursday walking group. Annette moved to Marlborough with her late husband in 2016 after working for 25 years as a teacher at the European School in Luxembourg. firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Secretary & Beacon Coordinator
Mike joined U3A in Kennet in April 2018 and is currently a member of the Science Technology & Engineering, Wine Appreciation and Jazz Appreciation Groups. He is also an associate member of the Aviation Group at Devizes U3A. He came to Wiltshire in 1986 with his wife, Gay, and three children when he was in the RAF. He moved to Preston, near Lyneham, in December 1991. His whole career was spent in aviation, finishing at the Army Aviation Centre (AAC) at Middle Wallop in Hampshire instructing Army Apache helicopter pilots.
Alastair joined u3a in January and the Executive Committee in April 2023, having moved to Marlborough from Bedfordshire with his wife Judith, in December 2022. He belongs to the American History, Classic Car, Monday Walking, Table Talk Luncheon and Really Usefuls groups but thinks he needs to do more!
A Chartered Banker, Alastair has spent 25 years preventing, detecting and investigating Credit and Debit Card Fraud for an international bank. He has a son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren living in Hampshire and another son and daughter-in-law living in Texas. He swims 2-3k a week and also curates a growing collection of gins from around the world.
Jill moved to Marlborough in February 2020 and joined U3A in March 2020. She belongs to the Monday Walking Group, a Book Club a Controversial Discussion Group and also takes part in the Quiz group. After a varied career starting in publishing and including running a building company, she remains an active director of a family agricultural and property business.
Alison joined u3a for physical exercise, branching out into aviation, book and quiz groups. For several charities, she has championed and fundraised for ‘difficult causes’. She has also developed services, impact and people in other organisations. This includes teaching sailing and 20 part-time years with another Michael Young organisation (like the u3a!) – The Open University Business School. When not sailing, she lives in Great Bedwyn, at the cinema and on stage.
Georgie has been a member of U3A in Kennet since late 2018. She is a member of the Thursday walking group, the Theatre group and the Table tennis group. In addition she belongs to the French and German conversation groups. Georgie taught French and German in a number of schools throughout the UK for over thirty years. She has lived in Marlborough since 2006. Her other interests include travel, reading and music and she is a member of Marlborough Community Choir.