Our Staff

Monica Tyler, Chief Executive

As Chief Executive of Vauxhall City Farm, Monica brings more than 20 years experience of leading voluntary sector organisations to the farm. Skilled at community engagement and managing community facilities, Monica enjoys the challenge of leading one of London’s hidden treasures.

Ashley West: Operations Manager

For over 35 years, Ashley hase worked in retail. Gaining experience in both a commercial environment and an operational post. For some time he had been looking for an opportunity to use his skills in an area where he feels he can give something back to the team and the local community. Vauxhall City Farm feels like the perfect fit. He was born on a farm and says that “it’s great to be back.”
 

Raffaella Cartledge: Marketing Communications Manager

Chris Platt: Education & Partnerships Manager

Chris is a passionate educator and has worked as a primary school teacher in the UK, before venturing into corporate education. He’s worked in many different locations including UK, Australia, South Africa and Finland, as well as volunteering for several environmental organisations.

For the last few years Chris has been merging his love of writing and conservation by creating the Agriculture Vulture blog, which focusses on the intersection of education and environment.  

Sophie Howard: Stock & Farmyard Coordinator

Sophie is responsible for the care, welfare, and management of all animals on the farm, as well as the maintenance and day to day running of the farm. 

She also trains and supervises volunteers and work experience students on the farmyard, teaching them how to muck out, groom animals, hoof and nail trim, and complete health checks, so they can learn from her vast experience, go on to do this interdependently, and gain new skills.

Stanford Manduna: Finance Manager

A CIMA trained accountant, Stanford has worked as Finance Manager in various industries for a long time. His last six years working in South Sudan alongside international charities made him appreciate the important role of organisations that focus on making an impact on people’s lives. He feels motivated to work for Vauxhall City Farm and deliver on his new found passion to work for an organisation focused on creating a change in people’s lives.

Hannah Lebon: Education Officer

Hannah has joined our Education Team as an Intern, thanks to The Jack Petchey Foundation. After graduating, Hannah became engaged with environmental education as a volunteer. As part of her role on the farm, Hannah creates and implements a variety of educational initiatives, including Holiday Clubs, Wellbeing Programmes and further training opportunities for young people.

Rhiannon Carr: PA and Administrator

Rhiannon is a writer, performer and musician from South East London. Last year she published her first short story collection and is currently working on her first solo, self-produced music project alongside working at the farm. She has two dogs and a cat, and in the absence of space in her home for more animals, began volunteering on the farm during lockdown. She now works as the PA to the CEO & Administrator at VCF, after almost fifteen years experience in similar roles across the creative industries.

Rachel Seddon: Riding Manager

Rachel is a BHS qualified stable manager and riding coach with 15 years of experience working in riding schools, and was the manager of Lee Valley Riding Centre in East London where she was responsible for up to 90 riding school and livery horses. She is looking forward to rebuilding Vauxhall City Farm Riding School’s team of horses and staff, and creating a programme to make riding and horse care accessible to everyone.

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