Meet The Team

RABI is made up of teams in welfare, finance, fundraising, HR, operations and residential care. Some staff are based at our office in Oxford and some are out in the field across the regions. Meet some of us below.

Dan Whitbread

Director of Operations


"The charity has a huge amount of potential to help people who are so important to the UK. Farmers are facing unprecedented challenges at the moment and I’m keen to help RABI grow to better meet the needs of these people. I oversee HR, compliance, IT, facilities and office management."

Find out more about RABI's history

David Locke

Director of Finance


"It’s our privilege at RABI to be trusted by our many beneficiaries and loyal supporters around the country. With this privilege, it is imperative that we deliver the highest standards of stewardship with the gifts that are given to us, whilst delivering the best possible care to the farming community. As Director of Finance my responsibility is to oversee our finances and to support the Chief Executive as we implement our forward-looking strategy. It’s my honour to serve the farming community as we face up to the challenges together, both now and in the future."

Find out more about how we raise funds.

Kris Band

Head of Governance


“Good governance is fundamental to a charity’s success and RABI has a Council of Trustees and senior management team who recognise this. Alongside the chief executive, trustees and staff, I work to build on our strong 160 year foundation so that our fantastic charity can best provide relevant support to the farming community it was set up to serve. ”

Find out about our Organisation & Governance

Suzy Deeley

Corporate Partnership Manager


“The support of the agricultural business community is vital to us. We love what we do and the difference that we can make to people’s lives. We hope that by working with us you will gain much enjoyment and satisfaction too."

Find out about supporting RABI

Wendy Dawson

Director of Services


"I’m delighted to join RABI and to be part of a charity whose ethos is focused on the transformational changes required to continually meet the needs of farming communities and our charitable objectives. At this time of unprecedented changes, RABI is best placed to work in partnership to develop a range of interventions, projects, support programmes whilst helping to inform and influence policy."

Carole Smith

Head of Home, Manson House


"We take great pride in the care we provide and work hard to respect and promote residents’ independence, dignity and choice. Residents are encouraged to lead active lives for as long as they are able - there is never a dull moment!"

Find out more about Manson House

Paul Wright

Head of Home, Beaufort House


"We are committed to delivering the highest quality support possible to all who live here."

Find out more about Beaufort House