Rebecca has been a charity Trustee for over 30 years with a charity she helped to found – the Basotho Educational Trust. She is a passionate campaigner for environmental causes and a Governor of the local FE college. Her expertise is in education, business skills and relationship development – she taught business strategy and leadership to senior managers at Henley Business School for many years devising original programmes of development from scratch for a wide range of organisations. Rebecca holds a Doctorate in Business Administration. As Director of Business Development at Bucks New University she brought in grants and new business through developing close relationships with local organisations and the NHS. Supported by The Clare Foundation she developed the Retail Academy for the Charitable Sector, a highly successful development programme for managers of charity shops.