John Hitchins (Chairman)
John is a Chartered Accountant and spent most of his career working for PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor and advisor in the banking and financial services sector. He is now a non-executive director of two financial services companies and is a part time consultant to the Corporate Reporting Regulator within the Financial Reporting Council. He chairs the Marsh Academy, a secondary school in Kent, whose principal sponsor is the Worshipful Company of Skinners, one of the oldest City Livery Companies. John is a Member of the Court of the Skinners Company and served as Master in 2014/5. He is also a Trustee of the Centre for the Study of Financial Information, a City based think tank.
Nicola De Pulford
Due to illness in the family she started to run the family farm in Wiltshire at the age of seventeen, soon to be joined by her youngest sister. In 1989 they moved to two separate farms in Devon.
She is a photographer and has written five books including the best-selling ‘Book of Spells’ For the last 21 years she has published the Farmers Calendar and raised over £100,000.00 for charities, including Help for Heroes, St Catherine’s School in Ventnor, Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline and Farms for City Children.
Her daughter Verity was born with a balanced genetic translocation unique in the world! She has hands on experience and the ability to support and campaign for people to reach their full potential.
In 2017 Nicola was surprised and delighted to be invited to the Women of the Year awards in London. She continues to farm near Totnes.
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