The Board of Trustees
How The Audley Foundation is managed
The Audley Foundation is currently made up of four Trustees, an Administrator and supporting staff from The Audley Group.
All need to act independently of Audley and are volunteers. The Foundation is currently looking to recruit external more Trustees to join the Foundation’s Board.
Trustee and Chair
John has worked for Audley Group since 2007 and has been primarily responsible for acquiring the sites for our retirement villages. Prior to that he worked for several surveying practices including Bidwells, Colliers International and DTZ.
He joined the Audley board in 2015. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Institute of Directors. Candlelighters, a local Charity fighting children’s cancer, and the Epilepsy Society are charities he regularly supports.
After graduating from Nottingham University, Anne spent a life-time in education at many levels. She taught in secondary schools and at evening classes, gave private tutoring and lectured at the University of Birmingham.
For many years Anne represented the University of Birmingham as Schools Liaison Officer. This role required her to visit schools nationwide, to talk to students, staff and parents about the wide range of educational opportunities available at all levels after leaving school.
Since retirement, Anne has regularly visited a local primary school to help pupils with individual learning issues.
Anne served on the committee for British Standards for Children’s playground equipment. She acted as Leader for the Friends of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust and is currently Chairman for Chalfont Fine Arts Society.
Fortunate to have enjoyed a long and happy marriage, Anne is now widowed but continues to play a significant part in the lives of her 3 children and 7 grand-children as well as offering time as a Victim Support volunteer.
Anne moved into Audley Chalfont Dene village over 5 years ago and settled happily, right-sizing quickly into her new surroundings. She has organised monthly quizzes in the village and made a positive contribution to village life by acting as Secretary to the Owners’ Forum. She has represented Audley owners many times by giving talks and presentations at functions arranged for prospective purchasers, offering a glimpse into life at an Audley village and giving her experience of choosing to move there.
Anne endorses and thoroughly supports the Audley brand ethos; she continues to enjoy to the full the opportunities of Audley village life and looks forward to helping in the promotion of The Audley Foundation.
Tanisha comes from a marketing background having worked in various sectors including charity, education, retail, property development and leisure.
An alumna of Henley Business School, University of Reading, Tanisha has a MSc. in Marketing and International Management and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. Grenadian by birth, Tanisha enjoys travelling and learning about new cultures with her young family.
Jason Shaw is a Chartered Accountant and has achieved Fellowship status of the ICAEW. Jason brings a wealth of experience following two Trustee and Chair of the Audit Committee appointments at two large charities, the last being Whiteley Homes Trust where he served six years completing two terms.
Both roles involved enhancing key area’s such as risk management, financial reporting, board reporting and measuring charity impact. Jason is also a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Jason has an extensive track record working as a Chief Financial Officer across technology, media and creative services and is currently working with emerging high growth businesses at the CFO Centre.
Marketing and Fundraising Support
Claire comes from a charity and hospitality background and has worked for Audley Group since June 2022 within the Marketing Team.
Before this, Claire worked for 6 years at a housing charity that supports the health and wellbeing of older people and so felt it was a perfect fit to offer marketing and fundraising support to the foundation when the opportunity arose.
In addition to the foundation, Claire volunteers and offers support to her local hospice with fundraising and events.
Social Media Support
Lauren is the Social Media Manager at Audley Group and offers her support with managing the Foundation social media channels.
Lauren has 7 years of experience and brings that experience to the Foundation to ensure the fantastic work of the charity is being shared.
Harshil is the Group Management Accountant for Audley Group and supports the Foundation by ensuring it is financially compliant as a charity and managing all the income and donations.
Having seen the difference that Audley Group makes to the lives of older people, he was keen to be involved in the Foundation and make a difference to those less fortunate.