HEROS Charity is underpinned by an incredible team that bring passion, experience and professionalism to all aspects of their individual roles. We are always striving to improve knowledge, education and skills among our team and encourage openness and communication in order to achieve the excellent standards we expect.
We are also very grateful to our diverse team of professional that make up our Board of Trustees. Thank you to our Patrons, Ambassadors and HEROS Club members for every single element of their support. We quite simply couldn’t do it without them all and certainly not without the generosity of the supportive public.
Chief Executive and founder of HEROS Charity
Grace Muir grew up with horses on her father, David John (Ian) Muir’s, Fawley Stud which he owned and ran as one of the most successful studs of its time. He foaled in excess of 95 mares each year and stood up to five stallions at any one time.
HEROS Education Programme Manager
Steph has a 30 year background in health and social care, and has supported people in many different environment and settings including educational establishments. She also has a lifelong love and fascination for all things equine and has 2 of her own. Stephanie started at HEROS in 2022 and is a huge asset to The Education team. Her keen interest and passion for the Equine side of HEROS and her involvement in the strategic side of that area is also growing. For Steph the joy of working at HEROS is that it combines helping people and horses realise their personal potential and achieve success. Steph says: ‘North Farm is the most beautiful calm place, where everyone can take a breath. I just love being here and everything the Charity stands for‘.
Equine Team and Administration
Accounts and HR Manager
Office Administrator & PA to CEO
Izzy started at HEROS in 2023 as Office Administrator and PA to CEO. Her background is in competition grooming and stud work but she has a passion for owning and retraining ex-racehorses especially for the show ring. Izzy says “I love HEROS values towards education and the horse and enjoy organising my end to contribute to the smooth running of HEROS and NFS”.
Hilary worked at HEROS charity for 15 years after volunteering several years before that. She retired in 2023 but is thankfully now back with us 1 day a week helping to keep things moving in the busy office. Hilary also does the home visits so people with HEROS horses on lease will continue to see her as part of our follow up procedure.
The HEROS Education Team
Forest School Lead Tutor
Al, was born and raised in Norfolk, he joined the RAF and served 13 years as a Parachute Training Instructor. He is married to Nicci and has a son called Harry. Al has been running forest schools since 2013 both in Europe and across England. He is extremely excited about this new venture and can’t wait to get started at HEROS and develop this provision.
Education Co-Ordinator and Enrichment Lead Tutor
Jenni start at HEROS in 2020 Education Co-ordinator and Enrichment Lead, she is a point of contact for new Enrichment referrals and in assessing group dynamics and training new Enrichment staff. Her background in education and working with secondary age school students makes her a great source of information. Jenni enjoys her role because every day is different, the team is a strong one and of course it is so beautiful here.
Education Tutor (Diploma Lead)
Angy has been at HEROS since 2020, starting originally in the Enrichment group. She soon moved over into Diploma (post 16) firstly supporting the programme and since 2022 leading the group. Angy also volunteers with the RDA. Angy is organised and loves her role at HEROS as she enjoys teaching and seeing the students progression.
Equine Tutor (Enrichment Group Lead)
Michelle has been with HEROS since 2022 she uses her kind and caring approach to be an effective tutor and a session lead. She also takes a lead in our arts and crafts – organising materials and activities. She takes great care to ensure this part of the programme is fulfilling and therapeutic as well as good fun. Michelle also volunteers with the RDA.
The Diploma Education Team
The Equine Enrichment Programme Team
Social Media & Sponsorship Co-ordinator
Eimear grew up in the Horse Racing industry, as the daughter of a National Hunt Trainer. Since graduating from university, she has pursued a career primarily in marketing and event planning in the Horse Racing industry. Before starting her own consultancy company, she worked for Irish Thoroughbred Marketing, Great British Racing International and Windsor Racecourse. In addition, she has experience in the Charity sector working in the Special Events team at Cancer Research UK. Eimear is now helping to make a difference in HEROS Social Media and sponsorship/marketing area.
Part-Time Fund Raising Consultant
Kate spent many years in the IT industry successfully marketing software and hardware solutions. She has always had a love of horses and owned several riding horses and racehorses herself. Horse racing is her passion, so she is thrilled to be able to combine her skills in an industry she loves to help HEROS achieve and evolve the incredible work they are doing at an especially exciting time as HEROS grows from strength to strength. In her spare time Kate is also President of a not-for-profit dog training society.
Creative Design Consultant
Jess began working with HEROS in 2023. She’s been a keen horse rider since she was a child and currently owns an ex-racehorse. Jess is delighted to have joined forces with HEROS, assisting them with the running of their website and using her creativity to design visual content.