R.A.B.I is honoured to have Her Majesty The Queen as our patron and His Royal Highness The Duke of Gloucester as our president.
Our role and remit are set out in our Royal Charter and by-Laws and our work is governed by a council of 12 trustees. Trustees meet at least four times a year and have overall responsibility for running the charity. Reporting to members at our annual meeting, trustees normally serve for four years but may be re-elected for a further term.
Membership of the charity includes up to three officers from each of our county committees who work at local level across England and Wales to raise awareness of our work and funds to support it.
The charity’s day to day work is carried out by our team of full and part-time staff, led by chief executive Alicia Chivers. Based in Oxford, 21 office employees provide welfare support or raise funds and awareness in the regions. A further 80 employees work in our two residential care homes.
Her Majesty The Queen
HRH The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO
Malcolm Thomas MBE ARAgs
Jeremy Lewis BSc (Econ)
John Stanley FRAgS
Jeanette Dawson OBE
Richard Binning MRICS
Chris D'Olley MRICS FAAV
Interested in becoming a trustee?
R.A.B.I is fortunate to have a strong, influential and enthusiastic Council of Trustees to govern the charity. In May 2019 we will need a new trustee to join the Council and we would welcome expressions of interest in this voluntary role from interested people who are linked to agriculture and support the objectives of R.A.B.I.
In order to achieve an appropriate balance for our Council, we would particularly welcome interest from people who have relevant experience in welfare, social or residential care and are in or near the Cheshire/Staffordshire/Shropshire part of the country.
If you are interested in becoming a trustee of R.A.B.I and/or would like further information about this voluntary role and its responsibilities, please contact Alicia Chivers, Chief Executive, on email@example.com