Stewart Harrison, Chair of Trustees. A former Royal Marine Commando, Stewart worked in Education for 15 years before taking on his current role with the Ministry of Justice. He also runs his own business which helps young people excel at whatever they want to achieve. Stewart is passionate about the parallels between business and personal goals, physical activity and productivity. He’s also a determined wild swimmer and one of the few people on the planet who can say they’ve completed the treacherous swim from Alcatraz Island to the California mainland.
Grania Phillips, Trustee. Grania is both a prize-winning Devon beef farmer and a former High Sheriff of the county. Both her contacts and expertise in the farming industry have proved vital to our recent successes.
Nick Griffiths MBE, Trustee. Nick served for 26 years in the Royal Marines before retiring in 2016. He has intimate experience of the military medical system and is a trained coach and SSAFA mentor. He has provided a sympathetic ear, guidance and advice to dozens of veterans who have transitioned successfully to civilian life after physical and mental injury.
Jamie Rossiter is Client Director for the Sedgwick Agriculture and Rural Network. A graduate of Seale Hayne Agricultural College Jamie is a successful operational and strategic manager with extensive experience of the rural insurance sector.
Penny Connorton- Founder. A former dairy farmer and counsellor, Penny retired from the charity in 2020. She founded it in 2013 after seeing the impacts of foot and mouth on the farming community and then becoming a carer for a serviceman with PTSD. A former director of Care Farming UK, Penny was also awarded the South West Farmer’s Outstanding Achievement Award for her work in 2019.