Our Trustees

Esther Morley

Esther Morley

Chair of Trustees

What made you join TAG?
Being someone who has been lucky enough to have been supported and given opportunities throughout my career, I wanted to use my skills acquired to support others and give back. TAG resonated with me as I have personal close family experience of young people with autism. I believe the work and support TAG provide to families is vital to helping them navigate through what can be, a tough and confusing diagnosis.

When I’m not working I’d rather be…
Playing Golf and spending time with family and friends, preferably with a cold glass of beer!

When I need some head space I…
Do something active like going for a run or digging something up in the garden (normally flowers as I mistake them for weeds – I am not particularly green fingered!).

My super power is…
Organisation! I am a bit obsessed with there being a place for everything and everything being in its place (that doesn’t mean my house is always tidy though!).

Gary Admans

Gary Admans

Treasurer Trustee

What made you join TAG?
After working in finance for near 30 years, I decided to try and use my skills to help others in society. TAG is a great local charity and does such important work that I was delighted to hear about the opportunity to join them as Treasurer and help them continue to provide the services that are so valuable to children and parents in the Thames Valley.

When I’m not working I’d rather be…
Playing football, watching football or out with my family!

When I need some head space I…
Find somewhere quiet – normally in the garden or walking/jogging around the Cookham area.

My super power is…
Staying calm no matter the situation and thinking about the future rather than going over the past.

Bridget Mcleod

Bridget Mcleod

Trustee

What made you want to join TAG?
Working as a teacher and latterly head teacher in the primary sector I often heard parents with children on the spectrum say they wished there was more support available for families like theirs. I believe TAG offers that support, providing opportunities to talk with other parents, to share knowledge and learn from others while at the same time providing opportunities, outside school, for the young people to develop interests and friendships.

When I’m not working I’d rather be…
Outside: Either cycling in the hills around Cookham with my husband on our electric bikes or walking our Labrador dog (Poppy) in the fields. Inside: Designing and making quilts and wall hangings for family and friends.

When I need some head space I….
I love a good deep clean or immersing myself in a good book. I also enjoy the peace and tranquility of camping in new places in the UK.

My super power is…
Remaining calm every Thursday when my husband and I look after our two granddaughters. It’s a ‘full on’ day with two lively toddlers but we love every minute.

Rachel Lucas

Rachel Lucas

Trustee

What made you join TAG?
My son really benefits from attending GAP club and I have seen first -hand how hard everyone works for the benefit of the young people. I wanted to add to that if possible from the perspective of being a parent of someone who uses the service. I am also a solicitor, and have an understanding of principles of effective governance.

When I’m not working I’d rather be…
With my children or in water – swimming – badly, looking at water, on water…there is a theme here!

When I need some head space I…
Try and find my cats for a good stroke – there are four of them – sadly none of them are proper lap cats, but the thought is there!

My super power is…
I should say ‘I am dreadfully disorganised on a daily basis, but I am very good in a crisis.’ The truth is that I have an encyclopaedic knowledge of the London Underground map, and will tell anyone who will hear all about it.

“Trainers so knowledgeable and friendly – thank you”

“An amazing service”

“Help at last – thank you”