I’m currently the registered manager for Tablehurst Farm Cottage, a small residential care home for three adults with learning disabilities.The care home is an integral part of Tablehurst Farm, a community-owned biodynamic and organic farm in Forest Row, East Sussex, where I’m also an executive director. Earlier in life, I worked in various branches of education for around 30 years, in both employed and self-employed roles. Before that, I was the arts and entertainments officer for one of the London boroughs and before that I trained as an actor at the Mountview Theatre School. I’ve had an interest in the work of Rudolf Steiner for many years and spent several years as the education facilitator in a Steiner school. I’ve also been the trustee of another Steiner school, have worked as a member of the executive group of the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship and have been a lay inspector for Ofsted inspections of Steiner schools. Biodynamic agriculture, another of Steiner’s initiatives, is a huge interest of mine and I’m a shareholder of the Tablehurst & Plaw Hatch Farms Co-op. I’m also a trustee of two anthroposophical charities, the Hermes Trust and St Anthony’s Trust.