The Trustees

Who we are

Simon Beckett

Trustee, Director and Chairman

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

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.


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 the England/Wales 'Parents & Friends of Camphill' in 1993. 


Peter Bateson


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

Rainer Reinardy

Trustee and Director

A long-term Camphill coworker and trustee of the Foundation, Rainer lived and worked  for many years in the Camphill Rudolf Steiner Schools in Aberdeen and now in Newton Dee Community. A former Chairman of Camphill Village Trust.


Helen Cherry

Trustee and Director

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

Gillian Brand


Gillian is a long-term Camphill coworker with over 40 years experience in the UK and South Africa, and co-founder of The Mount Community in East Sussex.

Nicola Swaffield


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