WHO WE ARE
Founder & CEO
Dominique spent five years travelling and interviewing people as part of a humanitarian documentary project. During these travels she spoke to former child soldiers in Uganda, communities in Kenya, refugees in Palestine and along the Jordanian border, "untouchables" in India, and veterans in Oklahoma. She also volunteered for a year at Mants'ase Children's Home in Lesotho. These travels and experiences were her inspiration in establishing The Village. Dominique is also an award-winning theatre director, writer, and producer.
Rachel is Operations Manager for The Village. As a self confessed lover of spreadsheets and processes, Rachel works behind the scenes to support the teams here at The Village. With a wealth of experience in the events industry, excellent organisation is at her core and she always has a "to do" list close by.
Rachel also has a passion for drawing and in her spare time runs a small art business.
Lydia has a background in theatre and creative design and is intent on creating work that is accessible for all, especially in the arts. She has a particular interest in the documentation of work, how we document and record memories or experiences, linking well to the work she does for The Village. Through her work she creates a relationship and connection between the people The Village works with and the rest of the world, a global village. Lydia thrives when working on projects that strive for change and enjoys travelling and learning from new cultures and people. She is happiest outside with a sketchbook in hand.
Fundraising and Development Manager
Amy has over a decade of experience working in the charitable sector developing services and solutions that will benefit the most vulnerable in society. With a background in sport and physical activity (both professionally and for pleasure), Amy is a big champion of the outdoors, nature and in harnessing the natural environment to enhance health and overall quality of life. Given each project delivered through The Village incorporates these elements, Amy is committed to using her skills to secure vital funding to achieve meaningful and lasting positive change for people across the globe.
The Village of Solihull
Daisy is the Project Manager for the Solihull Village. Her background is in supporting vulnerable communities both in the UK and internationally. She has worked with non-English speaking women across The Midlands, refugees in Greece and young people in both the UK and Kenya. She completed a degree in Law before studying for an MA in International Development and enjoys travelling, spin classes and good food.
The Village of Lesotho
Board of Trustees
Edward Parker; Chairman
Edward served in the Royal Green Jackets in the 1980's and 1990's seeing active service in Northern Ireland. On leaving the Army he worked in the City at Cazenove and Salomon Brothers where he finished as a Managing Director running the Asian equity business in Europe. In 2009 his nephew was injured in Afghanistan while serving with The Rifles. As a result, Edward set up Walking With The Wounded, where he is CEO. He has skied to Poles, ran the largest maritime archaeological project ever and sits on the board of the Endeavour Fund, part of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Darryl Eales is currently Chairman of a number of businesses globally, having previously worked for Lloyds Development Capital for 18 years, latterly as CEO. He has been a consistent advocate for investors and businesses to play a strong role in supporting local communities - with a history of leading community initiatives that have raised considerable funds for UK, regional and international charities.
With a career spanning three decades in both the investment and business world, Pardip has invested in and worked with a vast number of businesses across the public equity and private equity markets at both LDC and Gresham House Plc. Following this, Pardip founded Voyager Capital Partners, with the aim to enable business owners and CEOs to directly benefit from her expertise to optimise business strategy, navigate the complex world of investments and maximise the value of their business.
Pardip qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG. She currently sits on several Boards as a Non Executive Director and Advisory Board member, these include Bluestone Ltd, Flexy Ltd and LMS Capital Plc. Pardip also sits on the judging panel of the esteemed AIM awards.
Lt. Col. Patrick Jackson
Patrick has completed two tours of service with the British Army in Afghanistan and is the recipient of the NATO Meritorious Service Medal. He is a media and communications expert, currently advising high ranking members of the British defense. Patrick was also a Safari and outdoor adventure guide in Zambia and Zimbabwe with a background in conservation. He is the proud father of two.