Our track record

JENNIE STREET Managing Director

Jennie Street has 30 years development experience in Sheffield, Derbyshire & in Hong Kong, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Eritrea. She has worked in community action and rights, mental health, housing, gypsy action, and refugee rehabilitation. She ran a community allotments project involving residents in Rotherham, &an organic therapeutic horticultural project in NE Derbs. She has management, audit, evaluation and project management. Jennie opens her own garden each year for a local open gardens scheme and for 2 years under the National Gardens Scheme (Yellow Book).

JOHN BEAZER (Non-Executive Director)

John Beazer was formerly CEO of Yes2Work Ltd, a small social firm helping disabled jobseekers back into work and employing disabled people itself. John works on the strategic side of Rhubarb Farm, where his 30 years experience as a senior civil servant and his IT expertise is invaluable.

KATH SHARPE (Non-Executive Director)

Kath Sharpe lives in Langwith, is secretary of the Langwith Society, and a long term community activist with extensive networks in the area. Kath brings many skills of community organisation, mobilisation, local knowledge and experience to the Board of Directors.

SIMON TAYLOR (Non-Executive Director)

Simon Taylor worked in care management at a residential school for students with language disorders and autism. He then spent 12 years working in local authority economic development, managing European funding streams and developing business support schemes for social enterprises. He then worked for Shared Lives Plus, a charity and the UK network of micro and family-based providers of care services. Currently he works for Derbyshire County Council as Social Pedagogy, Senior Staff Development Officer in the Children and Younger Adults Department.

TONY DELAHUNTY (Non-Executive Director)

Tony Delahunty MA, LLM is a former Naval Officer who came ashore to go into the Legal Profession and was twelve years Head of Litigation at a firm of Solicitors.  He later became a Broadcaster covering News and Sport and served as an Editor for many years.

He is an award winning journalist and came to Mansfield 103.2 to help with the launch 18 years ago.  He is currently Managing Director.

He expected to remain for 3 months, but has stayed much longer than he expected.  He has also lectured in Journalism and Law at University for the last six years.

Tony came across Rhubarb Farm after receiving a press release and says he loved what he saw.   ‘People dedicating their time to helping others and enjoying it.'

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