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.

Management Team

Alicia Chivers

Chief Executive Officer


Since joining RABI in October 2018, Alicia has been leading the charity through an exciting period of transition to ensure that RABI is best placed to provide enduring, relevant and accessible support. Having initially trained and worked in commercial legal services, Alicia subsequently retrained and worked in practice as a charity specialist Chartered Accountant before moving into her first direct charity management role. Bringing over 15 years of experience of senior leadership across the voluntary sector, Alicia has also served as a Trustee and Treasurer on the boards of several national charities.

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.

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

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 principals and trustees

Suzy Deeley

Corporate Partnership Manager


Suzy leads our work with partners across the agricultural sector and beyond. Partnerships are fundamental to the way RABI is evolving to provide extended services to reach even more people in the farming community. The charity seeks to build strong relationships with many associated organisations and other services providers to effectively deliver support to farming people. Partnerships with organisations across the sector are invaluable to RABI in helping to raise awareness of the charity’s work, raise funds and to reach out to those who require support.

For more info on partnerships with RABI, get in touch

Regional Managers and Welfare Officers