our trustees

Fiona Merritt - Chair


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I am the Chair of the Trustees of Susan's Farm CIO. I was a senior social worker in London before moving to Cumbria over five years ago. I also Chair the Management Committee and line manage the staff.



Joe McGarry - Trustee



I am a retired Bank Manager and provide support on the charity's finances. I am involved as a Trustee and volunteer with a number of other local charities and my son is a beneficiary of Susan's Farm attending weekly. 


Julia Aglionby - Trustee


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I am Susan's daughter and live with my family at Susan's Farm's Armathwaite base. I look after the cattle and sheep there at the weekends. My day jobs are as a land agent, running the Foundation for Common Land and a Professor in Practice at University of Cumbria. 


 Lindsey Slater - Trustee



For the last 10 years I was the Head Teacher of Houghton School whose pupils have benefited from regular visits to Susan's Farm. I have watched the educational provision grow and am supporting the continuing development. I am now in the educational advisory team at Cumbria County Council.