Who We Are Meet the Team Trustees Philip Coates Phil joined RAD as a Trustee in 2020. He grew up on a family farm in Derbyshire, enjoying farm life meeting local people. This resulted in joining an agricultural company, selling animal feed around Derbyshire and beyond. During this time he met hundreds of farmers all over the county and became friends with many. Sadly, BSE disease hit the industry in 1998 which resulted in redundancy for Phil. He retrained and joined a corporate insurance company before setting up his own business in 2012 providing insurance to businesses and individuals. Phil enjoys being in the countryside and his hobby is dry stone walling. He is a member of the Derbyshire Dry Stone Walling Association.