A qualified engineer who also has a Master’s in Business Administration, Charles started at Sport England in 2008 as Property Director, where he is responsible for the Capital Investment Programme for public sports facilities.
He began his career at Jaguar before joining Sainsbury’s where he progressed to become Director of Construction and Facilities.
In addition to his involvement with Foal Farm, Charles is also a trustee on the London Marathon Trust, Royal Albert Docks Trust, and the Manchester Velodrome Trust.
Paul retired in 2009 following a 35 year career in the Supermarket industry, where he had a variety of positions in the fields of Supply Chain Strategies, Planning, Forecast Management & Retail Operations. His last role was Head of Global Logistics for J Sainsbury plc.
He sponsors several animals at FOAL Farm and visits on a regular basis. He has a passion for the Farm and all of the animals. He joined the Board of Trustees in March 2015 and became Honorary Secretary in September 2015.
Lydia was elected to the Board of Trustees for FOAL Farm in June 2015. She is a Chartered Accountant and works at the Financial Conduct Authority managing the operations of the Supervision Division.
Lydia has always had a strong passion for animal welfare and environmental issues having been a member and supporter of many related organisations over the years.
Lydia is a local Councillor in the Borough of Bromley and lives close to the farm in Pratts Bottom. As part of her Council responsibilities she is currently the Executive Assistant to the Portfolio Holder for the Environment and the Chair of a Planning Committee. Lydia is also a school governor at the local village primary school.
Liz took early retirement in 1999 following a 32 year career in teaching. Her last post was Headteacher of a Lambeth primary school.
Liz has been involved with FOAL for many years and volunteers as a home checker, runs outside events and runs the on-site Pet Shop at FOAL Farm.
She has given a home to many animals from FOAL Farm including her 10 year old dog.
Ian has been a Trustee of FOAL Farm for 20 years including three years as Chairman and has always taken an active role in the charity, including being magazine editor, website guru, helping with HR, IT and general management.
Ian lives locally and has adopted a number of cats from FOAL Farm.
Carole joined FOAL Farm as a volunteer dog walker 20 years ago. She later became involved with the on-site Tearoom, which she now runs.
Carole became a Trustee in 2011 and lives locally in West Wickham.
Pat has been involved with FOAL for the last 15 years. Staring out as a volunteer dog walker, Pat later became a trustee, a position she held for five years and after retiring she was made president in 2013.
She loves all animals but dogs are her special love.
Pat used to be a florist and also worked in a local garden centre. She now tends the gardens at FOAL Farm, which she says is like painting the Forth Bridge!!
She has lived in Keston for the past 40 years.
Stephen is a lawyer with a large international law firm in the City of London. He is originally from Melbourne, Australia, where he advised the boards of some of Australia’s largest companies on corporate governance and regulation.
Stephen has also worked extensively with charities, including advising boards and management on their duties and obligations. He is also a qualified teacher and university lecturer.
Above all, Stephen is passionate about the well-being of all animals, and is an active member in campaigns for the better legal recognition and protection of animals as sentient beings. He has a cat named Biscuit, and has recently made the shift from vegetarian to vegan! Stephen was appointed to the Board of Trustees for Foal Farm in August 2016.
Ross is Director of Fundraising and Communications at the national charity Missing People, leading an award winning team to raise vital funds and awareness, including helping to find vulnerable missing children and adults. Missing People is a Sunday Times ‘Top 20 Charity to work for’.
Ross is also a trustee of two charitable trusts awarding funds from the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery (the third largest private charity donor in the world).
A lifelong animal lover and vegetarian, Ross lives in Oxted with his rescue cat, Tinx.