Senior Management Team
Meet The Team
Steve Sherry CMG OBE
Brigadier Steve Sherry has been Chief Executive of RBLI since April 2010. With a MBA and MSc in Strategic Studies as well as a wealth of experience in implementing change in many differing environments, including Pakistan and the Czech Republic, Steve is enjoying leading RBLI at a time of significant growth, innovation and modernisation.
DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC DEVELOPMENT
Lisa Farmer joined RBLI in October 2015 as Director of Strategic Development with over 20 years of experience in fundraising, marketing and business development. Lisa spent 8 years at Young Epilepsy as Fundraising Director before becoming Director of Development and has been involved in major commercial developments including Loughborough University’s £40m fundraising campaign and two capital fundraising campaigns at Young Epilepsy.
DIRECTOR OF CORPORATE SERVICES
Phil Defraine is a CIMA qualified accountant. Having originally worked as a trainee accountant at the Burton Group, Phil spent 20 years in a number of senior management roles including UBS, Warburgs, Deutsche Bank and LloydsTSB. Phil joined RBLI as Head of Business Services within the Employment Solutions Division in 2005. Phil was appointed Director of Finance and Company Secretary in July 2010.
DIRECTOR OF BRITAIN’S BRAVEST MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Kate Bull joined RBLI in May 2019 as Director of Britain’s Bravest Manufacturing Company. An experienced director, Kate holds a depth of commercial, financial, property and business improvement experience across both the private and not-for-profit sectors. Prior to her appointment, Kate held senior positions at the Royal Voluntary Service and Action on Hearing Loss, as well as co-founding the prolific community interest company The People’s Supermarket.
DIRECTOR OF SCOTLAND’S BRAVEST MANUFACTURING COMPANY
Michelle has held senior management positions within the media industry, television press and magazines and was a director for Scottish Sports Futures Charity. Before joining RBLI in 2018, she was Managing Director of successful social enterprise St Andrew’s First Aid Training and Supplies Ltd., leading the team as they gained Highly Commended at the UK National Business Awards. Michelle was also a Guest Lecturer at the University of Glasgow Business School in 2017.
DIRECTOR OF CARE AND WELFARE
Will Campbell-Wroe has 20 years’ experience in the housing and charity sectors specialising in designing, securing funding for, and delivering services that support people to be independent and actively contributing to their local community. Will, who holds Masters’ Degrees in both Social Research and Housing and Social Policy, has a strong track record in developing innovative services that are designed and delivered to an extremely high standard.