Chief Executive

Tim Woodward

Tim was born into an army family and went to school in the South West of England before attending the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1985. He served with 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards before joining the city working in commodity derivatives for Merrill Lynch. Tim went on to run Commodity Derivatives globally for UBS. Tim left the city in 2015 and was asked by the founding Trustees to set up The Country Food Trust. He has been its Chief Executive since inception.

Head of Operations

Karen Everett

Having started her working life at Christie’s in St James, London, Karen went on to become joint director of a successful fine art restoration studio in the South West for 25 years.   Alongside running the business and raising two sons, she is also Chef d’Equipe for the Australian Carriage Driving Four-in-Hand Team, winning three successive Gold medals at the World Equestrian Games and two at World Championships. Following a late ‘gap year’ spent travelling in Africa, Asia, New Zealand and USA, Karen joined The Country Food Trust in 2018 with her whippet ‘Ted’ and is our Head of Operations.

Fundraising Manager

Saskia Ross

Saskia spent many years in London working in the film, television and live events industries. The family moved back to Gloucestershire where she continued to work freelance on an ad hoc basis before taking a career break to bring up her children. During this time, Saskia trained in natural therapies and ran a successful private clinic in Gloucestershire.

The last few years have seen Saskia return to the live events industry working for an international events company. This was followed by helping to set up and subsequently run the London branch of an established hire company who specialised in festivals, events and parties.