Meet our Trustees: John Pickford

We love our Connect Reading Trustees and we wanted to give you a chance to get to know them too. 

We were delighted to welcome John to our Trustee Board earlier this year. John has over 25 years’ experience in a variety of commercially focussed roles, and has enjoyed working in a range of different companies, including utility and membership based organisations. Always looking to develop and deliver new products and services, John is keen to keep the customer at the heart of the organisation whilst delivering for internal and external stakeholders. 

We asked John a few questions to get to know him better and find out a bit more about why he decided to join us at Connect Reading. 

Why did you decide to become part of Connect Reading?

I think the concept and idea behind Connect Reading is entirely brilliant – bringing together the different sectors from across Reading to deliver the best outcomes for both commercial and non-profit organisations – efficiently and effectively matching needs and resources for the benefit of all.

What is one thing you love about Reading?

Having lived here for over 20 years, and raised 2 children here, I love the proximity of town, city and beautiful countryside – all within easy reach

Can you tell us about your working experience so far?

So far, I’ve been lucky to work in a range of commercial environments – but broadly the focus has been the same… to understand customer needs and work with the assets and capabilities of the organisation to design and deliver new or improved products and services.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

We live right on the edge of the Chilterns, so I’d have to say spending time outdoors with the family is absolutely my favourite spare time activity.

You can connect with John on LinkedIn and you’ll probably meet him if you come along to one of our events. Thank you John, we love having you as part of the Connect Reading team.

Meet our Trustees: John Pickford
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