Principals & trustees

RABI 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 up to 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 the chairs of each of our county committees that 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.


Interested in becoming a trustee?

RABI is fortunate to have a strong, influential and enthusiastic Council of Trustees to govern the charity. We would welcome expressions of interest in this voluntary role from interested people who are linked to agriculture and support the objectives of RABI.

Click here for a full description of the role of trustee.

If you are interested in becoming a trustee of RABI and/or would like further information about this voluntary role and its responsibilities, please email or call 01865 724 931.