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Trustees
Ian Pigott 

Ian Pigott (Chair)

Ian Pigott runs a diversified 1800 acre farming business in Hertfordshire which includes The Farmschool, an on-farm food and farming education facility for school children. Ian is Chairman of FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) he is a Nuffield Scholar, the founder of Open Farm Sunday, Chairman of the Sentry Farming Conference, and a columnist for the Farmers Weekly. Ian is married to Gilly and they have two children, Gracie and Henry.

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David Canty

David Canty is a partner of Strutt & Parker, based in Hertfordshire David leads the farming team in St Albans covering Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire primarily. David is passionate about farming and agriculture despite not coming from a farming family and is keen to encourage young people into the agricultural industry and to better understand how and where their food is produced. David became a Trustee of FACE in September 2015.

Alison Capper 

Alison Capper

In Partnership at Stocks Farm, Suckley, Worcestershire with her husband Richard and his father Mark, the Cappers are horticulturists that specialise in growing hops and apples. They farm 82 hectares of top fruit (dessert & cider apples) and hops. Ali’s former 15 year career was in Advertising & Marketing, running an agency that was sold to WPP in 2001. Today, in addition to numerous roles at the farm, her work includes various work on the boards of The British Hop Association, The Hop Industry Committee, The NFU's National Horticulture Board and the Norton Cider Growers Association. Ali is a Trustee of FACE (Farming & Countryside Education) and The Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust. As a Nuffield Scholar Ali reported in November 2014 on the “The export of Great British Hops and niche Apple varieties”.

Helen Cox 

Helen Cox

Helen is a geography teacher at Sir John Lawes Secondary School in Harpenden and also a Leading Practioner for global learning and sustainability. She is passionate about children experiencing the countryside and believes strongly that children should grow up with an understanding of where their food comes from. Helen has been a FACE trustee for one year and hopes that she can effectively represent the priorities and interests of her fellow teachers on the trustee body.

Neil Hughes 

Neil Hughes

Neil is a cattle and sheep farmer from Herefordshire. Before moving back to his family farm in 2011 Neil worked for Defra, covering amongst other things, policy relating to education on farming, food and the countryside.

 Des Lambert

Des Lambert

Principal of Plumpton College in East Sussex. Represents Landex the organisation of land-based colleges on FACE trustees.

 Guy Smith

Guy Smith

Guy farms a mixed and diversified family farm in north-east Essex. He served for eight years on NFU Council as the Essex delegate. Other NFU positions include four years as a member of the Governance Board and six years as Chair of the NFU Communications Group. Guy is now Vice President of the NFU. Guy is also a Trustee of FACE (Farming and Countryside Education) and a past Chairman of the Landskills New Entrants Committee. He has also recently served on the Board of the HGCA (Home Grown Cereals Authority), retiring in March 2014. Guy is a Fellow of the Royal Agricultural Society and recipient of an Honorary Doctorate for services to Agriculture from Essex University.

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Edward Venmore

Edward Venmore is a solicitor at Foot Anstey Solicitors and is based in Exeter. Foot Anstey are one of the National Farmers Union’s panel firms. For many years the main focus of his work has been with agricultural clients. Through that Edward has gained an understanding of the challenges facing the agricultural sector.

Edward has a young son and strongly believes in the need to ensure that all children have a good understanding of the countryside and how food is produced

Kathy Winrow

Kathy Winrow

Kathy has wide experience of leadership in secondary education and is passionate about providing the best opportunities for young people. She was Headteacher of Ranelagh School, Bracknell for over 20 years – taking the school through four outstanding OFSTED Inspections.

She has been Executive Headteacher in an all through Comprehensive school (3-18) and has supported schools in difficulty as a National Leader of Education.

She currently Chairs the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust.

Kathy became interested in the work of FACE through her work on the food industry with the Centre for Universities and Business.

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Andrew Wolfe

Andrew farms in Leicestershire in partnership with his wife Anna as well as running Willows Farm Village, a diversified farm based business in Hertfordshire. Willows operate a large farm attraction, a children's nursery, a day ticket fishery along with a number of other operations within the 500 acre holding.

Andrew is Vice Chair of the Governors at Brooksby Melton College, where he trained, met his wife and then returned to run the estate leaving in 1997 to move to Hertfordshire.

Andrew is a Director of the National Farm attractions Network and Chairman of Meadow Quality Ltd, a large farmer owned livestock marketing organisation.

Passionate about the need to get more children onto farms, Andrew was involved in working with other stakeholders to set up the Industry Code of Practice for Preventing or controlling ill health from animal contact.