The Governance Team
Who we are
Corbenic Camphill Community is situated in Perthshire, Scotland, four miles from the town of Dunkeld. The Community was established in June 1978, and is set in 100 acres of land.
At present, the Community is comprised of 120 people which includes 44 adults with learning difficulties, volunteers and employees. Within the Community there are seven households, each household is home to approximately six adults with learning disabilities, two house coordinators and five co-workers. We have a variety of Therapeutic Workshops such as bakery, craft, pottery, woodwork, biodynamic gardening, estate work, and a farm. In addition, we have a number of non-residential day care participants.
Sally studied piano and singing at the Trinity College of Music in London and went on to work for HRH the Duchess of Gloucester, Glyndebourne and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
She moved to the Borders and now farms in partnership with her son.
Having been involved with Camphill since her son first went to the schools in 1984 in Aberdeen, she completed the parents’ seminar in 1987 and became a trustee in 2019.
Sally would like to help the continuity of the good work the Camphill Movement has made in ensuring a worthwhile life for all those residents in Corbenic.
Graham has been a Board Trustee since 2019. He is a retired GP, father of Mark , the youngest of his 5 children who became a resident of Lindisfarne House in 2017, when aged 26
After 30 yrs on Isle of Arran, Graham and his wife Barbara have relocated to Perthshire and live only a 10 min drive from Corbenic. This helps Graham to to be an available and easily accessible Board Member.
He is happy to have conversations with anyone interested in knowing more about Corbenic ,or wishing to become involved with the Community as a Friend, volunteer or employee.
Gordon joined the Board of Trustees in 2019 and brings valuable experience of working as a company director in organisations large and small in the UK and overseas.
His association with Camphill dates from 1987 when his daughter Kirsten first attended Ochil Tower School and later Camphill Blair Drummond before joining the Corbenic community as a day student in 2015.
Gordon has previously served on the boards of Ochil Tower School, Camphill Blair Drummond, Camphill Central Scotland Trust and Camphill Central Scotland Social Fund.
Since retiring in June 2019 he has joined Camphill Corbenic as a Trustee and is particularly keen to offer his support for major projects within the Corbenic Development Plan.
Peter joined the board of trustees in October 2020, having previously volunteered in the estates team and as a storyteller at Corbenic. Peter has worked in education for thirty five years. He retired from his post as a head teacher In Perth and Kinross in 2016 and is now working as a coach and mentor with young people in Dundee. Peter and his wife Maggie live in Dunkeld.
Peter was elected to the chair of the trustees in April 2021.
Maurice has worked in IT as a developer, teacher, and manager in both academic and business settings. He has wide experience of working in voluntary organisations over many years. His son Ben has lived in Lochran House since he was 21, in 2014.
Maurice is particularly interested in further enhancing communication between Corbenic families
Gerry has been a trustee at Corbenic Camphill Community for 6 years, with a particular interest in the development of the Day Service. He is Chair of the Development Sub Committee with responsibility for the Capital Development Programme at Corbenic.
Gerry has worked at Camphill Blair Drummond for 15 years, is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and is responsible for the Business Development, as well as other activities in the community. He has worked in Social Work/Social Care for 40 years Managing Day Services, Contracts & Commissioning and Service Developments across the Central Belt. Prior to working at Blair Drummond, he worked in the Private Sector as a Business Development Manager, all this giving him the experience to make a real difference as a Trustee at Corbenic Camphill Community.
I am so delighted and honoured to join the Corbenic Community Board this summer. Having lived and worked in London and South East England for many years, Phillip and I decided to retire and relocate back to Scotland last year which has been amazing. Highland Perthshire is a beautiful place to live, we have been enjoying walking and discovering the ever changing landscape usually with our two dogs in tow! Being close to my family is such a joy and I now have the opportunity to spend so much more time with them.
I do need a city hit sometimes so visiting my son Harry in London is always fun as well as catching up with friends in Glasgow where I was brought up.
I love words and have read for as long as I can remember. I am the chair of the Birnam Book festival Committee and am having great fun with that. I also have a passion for photography, finding it very calming to see our world in a different way, connecting people and telling their stories. I go to exhibitions as often as I can.
Following a varied and extensive career in the NHS, I wanted to get involved in something really meaningful where I could make a difference and continue to learn and grow as a person which is why I am very excited to be working with the Corbenic Community. I look forward to meeting you all over the coming months.