The FCLI Board members

A vital part of the Fordhall model is of course its fantastic board members. Each and every one of them brings something different to Fordhall and ensures that the project is moving forward in the right direction. They are elected annually from the membership and carry out their duties completely voluntarily.

Chairperson, Christine Tate

Social Citizenship Consultancy

Vice Chair, Sarah Knowles

CEO, Blackburn with Darwen Healthy Living

Vice-Chair and Head of Governance, David Holton

Retired Finance Director, NHS

Lesley McNeil

Retired Minister of Religion

John Hughes

Retired Development Manager (Shropshire Wildlife Trust)

Jack Tavernor

Estate Manager, Powis Castle Estate

Kathryn Rhodes

Retired Headteacher


Department for Education

Tim Reeves

Small Holder / Land-based Education

Lucy Dowley 

Head of Land Strategy

Dominic Pinto 

Skipper and Inland Waterways Instructor

Paul Austin 

Retired – Lloyds Bank Regional Manager

Benjamin Hollins

Farmer and Tenant

Are you a shareholder and fancy being on our board? We are always looking for people to put themselves forward as board members for the next AGM (must submit by January for the AGM in April). Please contact Charlotte on 01630 638696 for more details or email

Thank you.