Trustee Information and Profiles

Ron was born in 1947 in Salisbury and attended Bishops Wordsworth Grammar School before qualifying as a Dispensing Optician when he was 21. He was practice manager for Dollond and Aitchison for many years before becoming National Training Manager for Specsavers for nearly 10 years. For the last 13 years before retirement he was Customer Services & Quality Assurance Manager for a specialist software company creating software to be used in optical practices both in the UK and the USA. He has a daughter and son and three grandchildren and has been a Trustee for Community at 67 from May 2017 after becoming a member in March 2017. He updates the website for the charity and helps with all IT related requirements, including coaching in the Internet Café on Friday mornings. 

Christina Smith is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Community at 67.Christina was one of the founder members of the organisation.  She was a member of Keynsham South Forum, a resident association, that first mooted the idea that the premises which used to be the Queens Road Post Office could be transformed into a community hub.  She became part of the steering committee and has been involved since its inception over seven years ago.  She became a Trustee in 2014 and Chairman in November 2016.Christina formerly worked in the Ministry of Defence in many different guises from Public Relations Officer, to Internal Auditor to HR professional.  Her generalist background has helped prepare her for the myriad aspects involved in the running of a small charity.  After retiring early from the MoD she volunteered at Bath Samaritans where she acted as a listener, a leader and a Deputy Director.Born in Glasgow, she has lived in England for over 40 years, almost half of those in Keynsham.  She has one son who lives and works in London.

Born in Taunton I moved around the country with parents who ran hotels in Bedfordshire, Hereford, Suffolk and then Bristol. I went to Brislington Comprehensive School and was a horse mad  teenager working and teaching children to ride in a local stables.I left school to become groom for a family who breed and showed Palomino’s and Hunters. After meeting my husband we moved to Somerton, Somerset and had our first son, then moved to Keynsham where I have lived for nearly 48yrs. We had 2 more sons which kept me very busy and involved with their schools and rugby club, volunteering and helping to raise funds. I trained to become a chef, whilst working for a local Nursing Home and then went on to take my qualifications, I love cooking and hospitality and worked for Bristol Uni and The Beaches. Due to a back injury I changed course and became a Supported Housing Officer for a Bristol Charity.I really care about our community and was to become involved with Keynsham South Forum, (KSF) becoming chair for a year. KSF was where the seeds were sown for Community at 67. Retiring from full time employment I became fully involved in helping to set up Community at 67 as you know it now. Now a very proud Grandma and Great Grandma I enjoy sharing my time helping to look after my 3 Grandsons, Granddaughter and Great Grandson. I have since remarried and enjoy my time gardening (the easy bits), looking after our dog, 4 rescue bunnies and 2 small parrots (Conure), camping , music and rugby. I have a love of crafting, partially paper craft and wool felting, sharing my skills and learning from others. I’m a committed Christian and care for my community, especially in these difficult times and I’m keen to help all generations no matter what their faith or ethnicity, as we all need to feel fulfilled and hopefully they then feel that they are part of our community here in Keynsham.

Martin was born in 1958 and grew up in Lancashire which accounts for him being a lifelong Blackburn Rovers fan. He works full time as Cultural Services Manager for South Gloucestershire Council and is a church warden at St Francis Church. In his spare time he enjoys running and is a leader of a running group in Yate where he works. He has lived in Keynsham for 30  years with his wife Sally and they have three children. He has been involved with Community at 67 for seven years where he writes grant applications, is chair of the management committee and assists with publicity.

  Adrian Inker is a founder member and now Vice-Chair of
  Community at 67. He represented Keynsham South Ward on
  Wansdyke and Bath and North East Somerset Council for
  twenty years retiring in 2011. Adrian worked as a
  maintenance electrician in the print industry and was an  
  active trade unionist. He has lots of experience in the
  Trustee role having been a Trustee on Somer Housing (now
  Curo), Wellsway Multi-Academy Trust and Keynsham
  & District Dial-a-Ride.He has also served as a school Governor at Broadlands Academy & Castle Primary School and was Chair of Governors at Aspire Academy School Bath. Adrian is now a Trustee and Chair of Butterflies-Haven in Keynsham, Vice-Chair of the Keynsham Area Forum and Vice-Chair of BANES Foster Panel. He is also Chair of the Virgin Health and Care Shared Lives Panel.