Governance & Organisation

Our Trustees:

Mr David Wood,  Chairman of Trustees, Joint CEO, Director of RASE

Mr Andrew Nelson, Vice Chairman of Trustees, Joint CEO, Director of RASE

Mr Rupert Mayo, Trustee

Mr Mark Aitchison, Trustee, Director of RASE

Mr Jonny Baker, Trustee, Director of RASE

Mrs Sally Brook Shanahan, Trustee

Mr Andrew Brown JP, Trustee

Mr Alastair Leake, Trustee


The trustees usually meet quarterly, and, in addition, there is an Annual General Meeting. Beside the full trustee meetings, there are several sub committees (both formal and informal) to enable the operation of the Society. The main ones are the show committee, RAS Enterprises (Rutland) Ltd and the operations committee. These committees will generally meet monthly or as required. Individual trustees also have individual responsibilities, for instance David Wood, as chairman of trustees. He has day to day responsibility for running the charity working with the executive team.  In March 2018, the Trustees agreed to formalise his day to day responsibilities by appointing David as Chief Executive Officer while still remaining Chairman of the Trustee Council.  This enables closer control and accountability in managing the affairs of the Society.  In order to ensure strong governance the Trustees have set up an Oversight Committee to oversee the performance of the CEO in his role.

The trustees are responsible for maintaining proper accounting records which disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the charity and enable them to ensure that the financial statements comply with the Charities Act 2011, the Charities (Accounts and Reports) Regulations 2008 and the provisions of the trust deed. They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the charity and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities.

Forthcoming Events

9th - 13th April - James Richards Circus - Cancelled

2nd May - "For Rutland" Run - Cancelled

6th May - RAS Members' visit to Daylesford Organic Farm - Cancelled

31st May - Rutland County Show - Cancelled

12th - 14th June - NSRA 

20th & 21st June - Guildhall Antiques Fair - Cancelled

16th - 19th July - Empingham DTC Show

30th July - 2nd August - European Open Agility Championships

6th - 9th August - Kennel Club International Agility Festival

13th - 16th August - Young Kennel Club Camp

21st - 23rd August - British Vespa Days

12th & 13th September - Guildhall Antiques Fair

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