Meet The Team

R.A.B.I is made up of teams in Welfare, Finance, Fundraising, Communications and residential care. Some staff are based at head 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 R.A.B.I grow to better meet the needs of these people. I oversee HR, compliance, IT, facilities and office management."

Find out more about R.A.B.I's history

David Locke

Director of Finance

"It’s our privilege at R.A.B.I 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.

Stephen Noble

Head of Fundraising & Development

“Fundraising usually involves a lot of asking. At R.A.B.I, largely thanks to our network of loyal volunteers, we tend to make sure we’re in the right place at the right time. Then it becomes much more about showing genuine gratitude for people’s kind gifts. I’m proud that we are so good at that. The main aspect of my role is supporting our regional managers to help them be the best they can.”

Find out more about our regional teams

Kris Band

Head of Governance

“Good governance is fundamental to a charity’s success and R.A.B.I 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

Vivien Sadler

Head of HR

"The HR team is here to help R.A.B.I look after its staff in the same way that we look after those we support. Our remit covers compliance, health, safety and wellbeing, facilities and all aspects of employment."

Find out more about our vacancies

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 R.A.B.I

Karolina Bialecka-Sokol

Head of Home, Beaufort House

"Our main goal is to deliver the highest quality support possible and offer a true home for all who live here. Beaufort House is like a family."

Find out more about Beaufort House

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