Meet The Trustee Board

The Management Committee is composed of members of the community with knowledge, experience and an interest in  youth volunteering:

Keith Smith OBE
Honorary President
Keith Smith OBE, founding Chair of Aylesbury Youth Action, is our Honorary President.
Jason Burton
Interim Chair
Jason is an account director at the IT research and advisory company, Gartner. He is passionate about helping young people to realise their potential, through volunteering. As a trustee, he has a particular focus on AYA’s strategy and fundraising activities
Jason Burton
Simon Garwood
Vice-Chair Safeguarding Officer
Simon works in the Community Engagement and Development Team at Buckinghamshire County Council and is passionate about volunteering and helping young people reach their potential. Simon was previously manager of Aylesbury Youth Action for more than seven years.
Simon Garwood
Maryam Mansoury-Edstrom

Maryam is passionate about youth development and inclusion, as well as community service. With 25 years’ experience in the financial industry Maryam would like to apply her skills in finance and management to benefit the growth and direction of AYA.

Stacey Barry
Stacey has been involved with AYA for 10 years - firstly as a volunteer, then as a summer project worker whilst at university. Stacey has been a Trustee for two years, recently becoming Secretary. She is training as an Architect, currently studying a Masters at the Royal College of Art, London.
Stacey Barry
Martin Oliver
Business solutions analyst and financial planner. Previous charitable experience as trustee and fund raiser for young people with severe disabilities in Aylesbury and disadvantaged in Kenya. Delighted to now be involved with AYA for enablement of life opportunities for and positive contributions from young volunteers of all abilities & backgrounds.
Howard Goodall

Howard is a medical doctor who has now worked in the pharmaceutical industry for over 10 years. Through becoming a trustee of AYA he hopes to use the expertise he has developed in the public and private sectors to help young people of all backgrounds enjoy the benefits of volunteering and gain skills that they can carry into adult life.

Emily McGill

Emily began volunteering in 2017 as she was very keen to get involved in wider aspects of the community to make a difference. Emily became a trustee aged 16 as she was the chair of the MAC and was keen to further develop her investment of ideas and suggestions into the charity and broaden her involvement in the management of AYA.

Jade Clarke
Jade started volunteering at the age of 14 as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award, and was soon getting involved in every project she could. Becoming a Trustee aged 17 allowed her to see behind the scenes of AYA, and she love being able to add a volunteer's perspective.
Pat Shelley

Pat spent 25 years in Local Government managing a range of services for young people including youth, Connexions and teenage pregnancy services. He has a passion for working with and developing opportunities for young people. In his spare time he likes walking his cocker spaniel, watching Brentford and running.

Rianna Mistry

Rianna has been volunteering on a variety of projects with AYA for a few years now. The experience as a volunteer has made her want to do more for her community and she believes that the role as a trustee will help to do so.

Dermot Kennedy
Stuart Parker
Stuart is the current Community Development Manager for BCC Youth Service and have been with the service for 8 years now after qualifying as a Youth Worker due to his passion of wanting to help and improve young people’s lives. As an AYA Representative he looks to build a stronger partnership between AYA and BCC.