Board of Directors

Ralph Rudden
Ralph is the Chair of VCAT, as well as Chair of his local Community Association. He sits on the Board of Irwell Valley Housing Association and is also the Vice Chair of the Trafford Partnership.

Joan Ball
Joan has lived in Sale for most of her life. Her professional background was in nursing and during this time she was involved both locally and nationally with Royal College of Nursing activities. She is now Vice-Chair of Citizens Advice Trafford Trustee Board, and Circuit Steward in the Sale Methodist Circuit. She has been secretary of Sale Choral Society and is a member of Sale Hand Bell Ringers.

Joanne Bennett
Joanne's background is in Social Services and recruitment. She is a Governor at Lime Tree School and is a member of the Sale Moor Village Residents Association. Joanne is also a member of Employment, Environment & Community Scrutiny Committee. She was elected as the councillor for Sale Moor in 2004 and is spokesperson on Adult Social Services.

Philip Gratrix
Philip has been involved with the Sale Moor Community Partnership since it was formed by Trafford Council Area Services. He is now a member of the management committee which was formed in September 2004. Philip has a wide knowledge of the Trafford Area. He has worked as a voluntary adviser of 15 years with the Citizens Advice Bureau. He is also a member of the Fare Share Panel for the Sale Moor Area.

Victor Holding
Victor has been Secretary and Treasurer of New Way Forward (formerly Trafford Association for Mental Health) for 10 years and is also Treasurer of Sale Moor Community Partnership. He is a retired Bank Manager having had 40 years experience in banking and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers. He is also a trained counsellor dealing with families of the terminally ill.

Eddie Kelson
Eddie is a retired insurance official. He has a wide experience of committee work and is an active member of the Trafford Patient & Public Involvement Forum and the 50 + Voice Network. He is vice-chair at two Trafford schools and a Justice of the Peace. Leisure interests include an allotment and choral singing.

Jacki Wilkinson
Jacki, now retired, ended her career was in pensions, dealing with large occupational schemes. She is also a member of the newly formed Broadheath Partnership. Jacki enjoys gardening if time permits.