Plant for Peace Foundation (UK) is a registered charity no: 1148602 and is leading the Plant for Peace development strategy 2007 - 2027 in Afghanistan. Plant for Peace Foundation (UK), as the lead Foundation, will establish Plant for Peace Foundations in target areas (such as Afghanistan) and additional independent Foundations, supporting Plant for Peace from other countries. The main aim of all of the Plant for Peace Foundations is to financially support the realisation of Plant for Peace initiatives in selected recipient territories (now Afghanistan).
Roddy Gow is the Founder of Canongate Partners, an international executive search consulting firm, specialised in solving human and financial capital challenges for clients seeking to enter Asia and the Emerging Markets.Read More
Roddy Gow is the Founder of Canongate Partners, an international executive search consulting firm, specialised in solving human and financial capital challenges for clients seeking to enter Asia and the Emerging Markets . He has handled senior appointments in the UK and Europe as well as Asia and Africa and worked on the provision of advice on doing business in those regions. Roddy is also the Chairman and Founder of the Asia Scotland Institute in Edinburgh, a new pan Asian NGO, with the mission to equip Tomorrow’s Leaders in Scotland with the knowledge and skills to engage effectively with the Asian markets and improve links between Scotland and the Asian region. He was previously the Chief Executive of Asia House in London, a pan Asian not for profit institution , where he drove its mission to educate and inform the people of the UK about a region extending from the Gulf in the West to Japan in the East.
An international business leader who has successfully built and led global practices and developed clients at the highest levels, he has also been active in volunteer leadership positions and as a speaker in business forums. He has lived and worked in the United States for many years and travelled extensively in Asia, Africa and South America. During a career spanning service as an Officer in the British Army, several years as a banker in the UK and the US and over thirty years working at the highest levels of global executive search, he has always been interested in the challenges of understanding and embracing the skills needed to function effectively across national boundaries. He has worked on expanding understanding of where the art of leadership intersects with the science of management. He was awarded the OBE in 2002 for his services for British Trade in the United States.
A member of the Business Advisory Council of the Said Business School, Oxford University, he is a Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University and a member of the Advisory Council for the Welsh National Opera. He holds an MA degree from Trinity College, Cambridge University
The highlights of General Denaro’s 35 years as a soldier were commanding his Regiment in the first Gulf War, being Chief of Staff of some 44,000 multinational troops during the Balkans conflict, and then becoming Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for 3 years.Read More
The highlights of General Denaro’s 35 years as a soldier were commanding his Regiment in the first Gulf War, being Chief of Staff of some 44,000 multinational troops during the Balkans conflict, and then becoming Commandant of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for 3 years. Until December 2002 he was also the Middle East adviser to the Secretary of State for Defence, a position he held for 6 years.
Born in 1948 and raised in County Donegal, he was educated by Benedictine monks at Downside and commissioned from Sandhurst in 1968 into the Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars. As a young officer he spent the majority of his time commanding tank troops with the British Army of the Rhine or involved in operations worldwide with UK Special Forces. He took command of the Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars in 1989.
Other military appointments have included commanding an armoured brigade in the transition period following the end of the Cold War, being Chief of Staff British Forces Cyprus and running the Artillery, Air and Special Forces assets within the Ace Rapid Reaction Corps in Germany. His final job was as General Officer Commanding the West of the UK until his retirement in February 2003.
He was awarded the OBE in the Gulf War Honours List and the CBE in the Operational Honours List for the Former Yugoslavia. Since leaving the Army, he has been an adviser to the Crown Prince of Bahrain (2003-2008), and currently advises the courts of HM the King of Jordan and the Heir Apparent of Qatar. He assists a number of British companies involved in the Middle East, and sits on the Middle East Advisory Board in the MoD. He is an Ambassador for the AMAR International Charitable Foundation and a trustee for Plant for Peace, a charity focussing on rebuilding Afghanistan. He is chairman of the board of governors at Moor Park School.
He was a Council member of the Prince’s Trust for 10 years and is an Extra Equerry to HRH The Prince of Wales. He is Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Herefordshire.
Sherilyn is a social entrepreneur and is passionate about enabling people to be the best they can be. Sherilyn became a trustee of Plant for Peace in 2012.Read More
Sherilyn is a social entrepreneur and is passionate about enabling people to be the best they can be.
In 2010 Sherilyn founded the Marketing Hall of Legends of which she is Chairman and created The Marketing Academy a unique non-profit organisation dedicated to the development of emerging talent from the world of marketing & advertising. The Marketing Academy identifies nurtures and develops exceptional talent in the field of marketing, advertising and communications and is a forum for CEO’s, CMO’s marketing experts, business leaders and coaches to inspire, develop and mentor an entire generation of future leaders.
In 2011 she received the CIM Women in Marketing ‘Special Award for Contribution to Marketing’ in recognition of her work with The Marketing Academy.
In her commercial life Sherilyn is a leading figure in the world of Executive Search & Talent Management. As owner and CEO of Executive search firm Highfield Human Solutions she has enjoyed a 20 year career as a head hunter regularly consulting Boards on attracting, retaining and developing the very best leadership talent across all board functions and industry sectors. Sherilyn spent 8 years as a Board EVP for IMD International Search Group a global role which included responsibility for brand, comms, PR and events across 23 countries and is a Non Exec Director of leadership development company The Living Leader.
Sherilyn became a trustee of Plant for Peace in 2012.
Chris Garforth is Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development at the University of Reading where his main research expertise is in the analysis of agricultural information and innovation systems, and of farmers demand for and response to information and knowledge.Read More
Chris Garforth is Professor of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development at the University of Reading where his main research expertise is in the analysis of agricultural information and innovation systems, and of farmers demand for and response to information and knowledge. Chris has 35 years experience of research, training, and policy advice in rural contexts in a wide range of countries in Africa and Asia. His high level of drafting and synthesis skills have been demonstrated in both research and consultancy assignments, and in the provision of policy advice. He has managed and coordinated several multi-partner, multi-location research projects. His research, including fieldwork with PhD students, has given him a good level of awareness of issues in the key commodity sectors, ranging from tree crops, to grain staples and livestock. His skills include management of research projects, workshop facilitation and reporting, development of communication strategies, monitoring and evaluation, stakeholder analysis, capacity building, and writing concise reports for different audiences. His most recent project experience includes delivering training in consultancy skills for staff of two large development programmes in Nigeria, developing a communication strategy for addressing iodine deficiency disorders in Tanzania, and researching farmers perceptions of climate and farming system changes in China. His experience ranges across a number of different donor groups including World Bank, FAO, DFID, SIDA, DANIDA, and GTZ. He is currently (2010 - 2013) co-ordinating an EU consortium to develop formal and non-formal professional education for rural extension in the Western Balkans.
Richard has been involved in agriculture his whole life. Initially graduating in agricultural marketing, he has maintained an abiding interest in the challenges of guiding consumers to premier soft fruit products ...Read More
Richard has been involved in agriculture his whole life. Initially graduating in agricultural marketing, he has maintained an abiding interest in the challenges of guiding consumers to premier soft fruit products as well as understanding retailers merchandising approaches and customers' buying behaviours and patterns.
Ulrich's research vision is to effectively use interdisciplinary research, including agroecology and ecological economics, to share the planet's limited resources in a fair and sustainable way.Read More
Ulrich is an agricultural and horticultural economist, based at the research charity Garden Organic, UK. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Agroecology at Coventry University, UK. Ulrich has many years experience in academic research, policy and working within practical farms of any size and complexity. He also worked as a Professor at the University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy, lecturing organic farming in the School of Economics and Management, and as a farm business consultant during the transition in East Germany and Eastern Europe. Previous academic research was in tropical and subtropical horticulture with projects in Israel and the Philippines.
With a background in investment banking, Nick wanted to do something that he felt was more self-fulfilling. Nick has visited Afghanistan on numerous occasions contributing to the Plant for Peace Foundation Pomegranate training programme and ...Read More
With a background in investment banking, Nick wanted to do something that he felt was more self-fulfilling. Nick has visited Afghanistan on numerous occasions contributing to the Plant for Peace Foundation Pomegranate training programme and helping with ingredient preparation as a hands-on team member working closely with his Afghan counterparts. A supportive member of the team and a key investor in Plant for Peace Nick is now managing the Plant for Peace family members group and is responsible for the Plant for Peace quarterly newsletter that all our family members receive. If you would like to become a family member of Plant for Peace and receive the Plant for Peace quarterly newsletter then please email Nick@plantforpeacemembers.org to join us on our journey.
Felicity currently holds the voluntary role of Administrator for Plant for Peace. In addition to her work for the charity, Felicity is an Executive Assistant at Highfield Human Solutions and is responsible for the running of the Executive Search business including office management, finance and all administration.Read More
Felicity currently holds the voluntary role of Administrator for Plant for Peace. In addition to her work for the charity, Felicity is an Executive Assistant at Highfield Human Solutions and is responsible for the running of the Executive Search business including office management, finance and all administration.
Prior to joining Highfield in 2007 Felicity was Office Manager ReMaDe Kernow, recycling market development organisation based in Cornwall. Earlier positions include Sales, Accounts and Administration for Field GB and e-drive. Felicity has a Diploma in Business Studies from Mid Kent College. F
elicity currently lives in Wiltshire, she is a keen traveler. Recent adventures include learning to ski in France, wine tasting in Australia, Zip trekking in New Zealand, soaking up the sun in Greece & Cyprus and snorkeling in the Maldives. She is also passionate about saving the polar bears.