1981 – date  Self employed. Part time foreign language teacher at TCat in Telford and North Shropshire College, Oswestry. Part time interpreter for the police
1979-1981  Michelin (Nigeria) Ltd  Bi lingual PA to the Factory Manager, Port Harcourt
1978-1979  The Offshore Company, PA/Shorebase PR in French Congo and Valencia Spain
1976-1978  Neddrill Offshore Drilling, PA/Shorebase Admin in Rotterdam and Yokohama
1974-1976 Crane Fruehauf Containers Ltd, North Walsham Norfolk. PA to CEO
1970-1974 The Felixstowe Dock & Railway Co.,  Bi-lingual PA to the CEO
1970-1970  Language Studies Ltd., Oxford Street, London. Admin Assistant to Executive Director, Foreign Language Division

1983 onwards 
Increased involvement with Riding for the Disabled.
Member of National Coaching Committee
Chief Examiner and Assessor
1995 Founded Perry Riding for the Disabled Group
1997  Founded Perry Carriage Driving for the Disabled
1998 Founded Perry Equestrian Vaulting Group
1998 Certificate in Education for Further, Adult, and Higher Education
Open University Degree Course ongoing
1998  Visited Hong Kong as Examiner for local coaches affiliating to Riding for the Disabled
2001  RDA Senior Instructor
2004 Visited Cluj Napoca in Rumania to assist small group setting up for disabled riders
2008  Attended North American Riding for the Handicapped Association National Conference at Hartford Connecticut
2010  UK Coaching Certificate Level 3 – Assessor and Coach Educator
2012  Delivered a paper at International Congress for Therapeutic Riding at Munster
2011 onwards –  delivering 2 – 3 Coach Training Courses annually for RDA National, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England
2015  RDA Fellow
2015  Visited Dubai to assist voluntary group Al Marmoom Therapeutic Riding setting up strategies for taking disabled riders
2016 Visited Dubai to assist coaches and volunteers with training towards opening up the centre

Mrs Lynn Aucott
I have been a volunteer on the Cavalier Centre fundraising committee since 2015, helping with among other things the Race night’s, open day at Kingswood Equestrian Centre, Mfest 300 and the zip wire challenge.
I have a particular interest with RDA as my daughter Lydia has arthogryposis and I have seen the wonderful experience riding horses has given her and in particular para dressage. We now share a horse for every day enjoyment.
I work alongside my husband Simon in our independent financial adviser company Fox Whittle.

Mr Trevor Benyon
Retired Chief Engineer for Müller UK based in Market Drayton. During the time there he managed through his team all of the development that has made it one of the largest and most technically advanced plants in the business. At peak the team was 116 strong and the total investment was in excess of £250 million. They had a significant maintenance and energy budget which also came under his remit.
They dealt with all facets and disciplines including construction, utilities and services, effluent treatment as well as plant and equipment. He is therefore familiar with many forms of procurement and the subsequent management of the relevant contract. He also had responsibility for dealing with the local authority with regard to planning and environmental issues. Living in Baschurch he has over the years (not currently active in any) been involved in a variety of community activities including Parish Council (period as Chairman),Chairman of the Conservative Association, Chairman of the Tennis Club and a Governor of the Corbet School being nominated Responsible Financial Person when it moved to Academy status.

Mr Danny Budd
Danny is a highly motivated 18yr old and has been involved with community projects since he was 11. Currently studying BA Management at University of Leeds. Member of the Wenlock Olympian Society and organiser of the Equestrian Event for their annual games. In 2011 he formed the Wenlock Events Group to organise a Street Festival & the revival of the Athletes procession. In 2013 by invitation from Jane he joined the Cavalier Centre Steering group with a special interest in fundraising, organising the Christmas cards and the Mud Run. Also sits on fundraising board to provide link with Trustees.

Ms Deb Daniel BSC (Hons) Open: .
Retired through a paralysing accident from a 16 year career in the police force. She learnt to drive a carriage in one of the Group adapted carriages and has gone on to having her own driving pony and carriage and to being a member of the British Para Carriage Driving Team for several years. She is currently British Para Carriage Driving Champion.

Mrs Selina Graham
Got a law degree from Durham University, qualified as a lawyer, practiced as a solicitor for 4 years in London then moved to Zimbabwe.
She ran a farm of 10,000 acres in Zimbabwe largely cattle ranching but also grew paprika and tried ostrich farming. Mrs Graham employed about 30 people and whilst there she fund raised for and built a school, and served on the Wildlife society charity. She also set up a company doing painting holidays and had people to stay on the farm and learn to paint for about 6 years. She married and had two children whilst out there and returned to England
after 8 years in 2002.
She returned to the family business and has been working here in Shropshire for the past 14 years, initially part time letting houses, and for the past 4 years as Chief Executive.
Mrs Graham has done quite a lot of fund raising since she has been back – the Memories Art Exhibition raised money for the Alzheimers Society and the Brook Weld
Project – about £115,000 total, we built the extension on the Day care centre in Broseley for which about £100,000 was raised, She helped to organise a
lunch for Help for Heroes which raised about £50,000 locally and latterly has raised over £100,000 through the K12 challenge for the RDA and many other smaller amounts for other charities. She is currently County President of St John Ambulance. 4 years ago, she helped to set up the first primary free school in Shropshire and she continues as Chair of Governors there, and sits on 9 charities at the moment, as well as most importantly being a wife and mother.

Ms Susie King
Rural Chartered Surveyor , Partner Balfours LLP ,New Windsor House, Oxon Business park. Shrewsbury.  She has been working in private practice since 1989,advising clients on all aspects of Rural Estate Management.  Susie manages the Equestrian Department at Balfours LLP, providing professional equestrian related property advice to clients
She has a particular interest in the renovation of property, adding value and conservation of listed buildings. Outside work she has been involved with horses since the age of 7.  She competes with her own horses in British Eventing Horse Trials, and brings on young and inexperienced horses.

Mrs Elizabeth Lawrence: CHAIR PERSON
Experience and knowledge of the equestrian industry: Long time role as Regional Carriage Driving Rep. Previous employment: 25 years in HM Forces, Senior Church Warden of Morton Church.

Mrs Madeline Stoner TREASURER
Madeline has been working as a volunteer for Friends of the Cavalier Centre since it was set up.  For the last 6 years she has  been Auditor for Camping and Caravanning Club, Shropshire DA and prior to that she was Treasurer for them for 6 years.  When she took on the position the accounts were manual, she  computerised them with the help of the club and put into place all the admin and relative systems.

Professor Richard Taylor PhD
Is an Honorary Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at The University of St Andrews,

A Distinguished Visiting Professor at the China University of Geosciences Academy of Gem Sciences, and a Director and Consultant at Taylor & Co Ltd
His experience includes directorships within several successful SME companies operating within both the UK and internationally within manufacturing, design and service industries. Over 20 years’ experience as a director, senior consultant and expert witness within an international consultancy practice. He designed and commissioned a time resolved XEOL detection system for the I18 microfocus X-ray beamline at Diamond the Uk’s national synchrotron facility.  He has extensive experience within HE as a lecturer and PhD supervisor and has authored numerous international research papers.

Linda Thomas

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