Camphill Foundation Trustees

The Foundation currently has a management committee composed of three director trustees. In addition, it has six trustees who help to inform and guide the decision making processes.

We are currently looking to expand our membership. If you are interested in helping the Foundation with it’s objectives please do contact us for further information and a chat. Who are we looking for? – keen supporters of Camphill who have a background in finance, law or entrepreneurship.

One of the central roles of a trustee is to get to know the beneficiaries. We do this by holding each (bi-annual) meeting at a community the Foundation has recently supported. In this way we see how projects develop and meet the people on the ground.

Simon Beckett

Chairman, Director, Trustee

A Camphill co-worker since 1982, Simon lives in Newton Dee Camphill, Aberdeen, is active in the Camphill Scotland Neighbourhood and has been a Foundation trustee since 1992.

Helen Cherry

Director, Trustee

Helen is the parent of an adult resident in Loch Arthur Camphill. She has nearly 50 years of experience in the voluntary sector in Scotland, previously employed by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) as director for rural affairs.

Rainer Reinardy

Director, Trustee

A long-term Camphill co-worker and trustee of the Foundation, Rainer lived and worked in the Camphill Rudolf Steiner Schools in Aberdeen for many years and now in Newton Dee Camphill. He is a former Chairman of the Camphill Village Trust (CVT).

Sandra Armstrong


A trustee since 2005, Sandra with husband Alan has been involved in Camphill since 1986, first as a parent and later in management committees and international board meetings, including founding Camphill Families and Friends in 1993.

Peter Bateson


Peter joined Camphill in 1975 and lived and worked in the Sheiling School Thornbury for thirty-three years in education, care, training and management roles, and later in St. Albans and as Development Co-ordinator for the Foundation 2011-2017. He has been Secretary of the Camphill Movement Group and also of the Association of Camphill Communities UK & Ireland (AoCC).

Gillian Brand


Gillian is a long-term Camphill co-worker with over 50 years experience in the UK and South Africa, and co-founder of The Mount Community in East Sussex, England.

Sally McCorquodale


Sally has an adult son with special needs who grew up in Camphill communities in Scotland. A faithful and active supporter of Camphill for many years, she is the Edinburgh & Borders visitor for the Henry Smith Charity and is a recipient of the honours LVO and CVO.

Nicola Swaffield


Nicola is the parent of a young adult son who has been a student and resident in Camphill communities in England.

Jacob Woods


Jacob grew up in Camphill at The Grange Village and Orchard Leigh.  He is a playwright, director and actor living and working in Bristol.