Who We Are
Dominique spent five years traveling and interviewing people as part of a humanitarian documentary project. During these travels she spoke to former child soldiers in Uganda, communities in Kenya, refugees in Palestine and along the Jordanian border, "untouchables" in India, and veterans in Oklahoma. She also volunteered for a year at Mants'ase Children's Home in Lesotho. These travels and experiences were her inspiration in establishing The Village. Dominique is also an award-winning theatre director, writer, and producer.
Board of Trustees
Edward Parker; Chairman
Edward served in the Royal Green Jackets in the 1980's and 1990's seeing active service in Northern Ireland. On leaving the Army he worked in the City at Cazenove and Salomon Brothers where he finished as a Managing Director running the Asian equity business in Europe. In 2009 his nephew was injured in Afghanistan while serving with The Rifles, as a result Edward set up Walking With The Wounded, where he is CEO. He has skied to Poles, ran the largest maritime archaeological project ever and sits on the board of the Endeavour Fund, part of the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
Lt. Col. Patrick Jackson
Eliza graduated in history from the University of Edinburgh and then became a Chartered Accountant whilst working in the Audit Department of KPMG. She then worked for Tate & Lyle in their London, Chicago and Amsterdam offices. She then spent three years advising smaller companies on growth strategies and process efficiencies, prior to taking on the role of Head of Special Projects at The School of Life. She is a School Governor and has been a regular volunteer at the charity Rugby Portobello Trust.
Patrick has completed two tours of service with the British Army in Afghanistan and is the recipient of the NATO Meritorious Service Medal. He is a media and communications expert, currently advising high ranking members of the British defense. Patrick was also a Safari and outdoor adventure guide in Zambia and Zimbabwe with a background in conservation. He is the proud father of two.