Rebecca is currently Head of Growing Systems at Haygrove, Haygrove is a dynamic international horticultural business committed to sustainability. Previous to this, having graduated from Oxford University, Rebecca moved into accountancy as is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. She has previously prepared and audited small and medium sized Charity accounts.. Rebecca is in her element outdoors. She is a keen walker, allotment holder and roller hockey player. As well as being a trustee, Rebecca is Chair of the Finance Committee at Caplor Horizons.
Matthew has over thirty years experience in International Development. Currently he is the Representative of Dhaka Ahsania Mission UK; this is a charity that enables work to reduce poverty in Bangladesh. Previously, Matthew held different senior leadership roles in United Purpose, an international development organisation, including Chief Operating Officer. Matthew has two master degrees. He lives with his family in Herefordshire, UK. He has a wide range of interests. Matthew has been involved with Caplor Horizons in various ways since it was started,
Deputy Chair of the Board
Until recently, Laura was the Global CSR Manager for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). She provided strategic leadership and led JLR's Global CSR programme, Laura has over fifteen years’ experience as a CSR and Sustainability specialist and has held previous roles at PricewaterHouse Coopers and The Co-operative Group. She completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains in 2017 – a course run by the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership. Laura is Deputy Chair of the Caplor Horizons board.
Chair of the Board
David is Leader of the Herefordshire Council. Before this he was a solicitor and chartered secretary. He has worked in private practice in the City of London and Birmingham. He worked as an in house lawyer for international companies for over 25 years with a wide brief which enabled him to remain a legal generalist as well as developing an interest in corporate governance, finance and general management. As well as being Chair of Caplor Horizons he has been involved with a number of other charities.
Faaria has spent her career in the not for profit sector. She first came into contact with Caplor Horizons when working previously with an international charity called INASP. Specifically, she was involved with a programme, focused on sub-Saharan Africa called 'Leading in the Library' which involved a collaboration between INASP and Caplor Horizons. Faaria holds a Geography BSC (Hons) from Kings College, London. During her time as a trustee at Caplor Horizons she has been involved with various work-streams, such as a capacity development programme in The Gambia
William is a Co-Founder of The Commitment.
He has a background in private equity as a Senior Partner of Graphite Capital. Also he has held two hands-on chair roles in the services and manufacturing sectors with TMP Worldwide and U-POL. In more recent years, William has concentrated his time within the not-for-profit sector, focusing now on conservation and climate change. William was previously an Advisor with Caplor Horizons before becoming a trustee.
Gareth Williams has a deep rooted passion for the sustainability agenda. This has led him to develop from family farming roots into creating a diversified rural business based at Caplor Farm in Herefordshire, UK. This includes a renewable energy, Caplor Energy. Three generations of the Williams family have lived at Caplor since 1923. Gareth has a degree in Agriculture. Alongside his practical business activities, Gareth is very involved with advocacy about climate change and the environment at local and national levels and holds a range of leadership and advisory roles. He has been a Board Advisor with Caplor Horizons since it was established.
Professor Sharon Turnbull is a leadership development specialist and academic who has published widely in the field of leadership, and whose interests include organisational culture and change. Sharon has a PhD in Management and an MBA. She is currently Cycle Director of the International Masters Program in Practicing Management, and she has experience of being a Visiting Professor at various academic institutions. She was also Research Director at The Leadeship Trust. Sharon has been actively involved with Caplor Horizons since it was established.
Peter works with NGO boards and senior teams on governance and strategy, primarily in international development. He is based in London and has worked in 24 countries. Peter’s direct Board experience has been mainly with ActionAid. He achieved a PhD at Oxford University and worked in various senor roles in BP for many years, including as Head of Recruitment, before focusing on the not-for-profit sector. Peter has been involved with Caplor Horizons since it was established.