Meet Our Team

Lorraine Squires Shaw

Executive Director

"I have worked with children & young people with autism and learning difficulties for the last 25 years. I was previously the Principal of a successful, innovative Independent Specialist College. I am a qualified teacher with a degree in Autism and a lot of animal experience. I have completed by BHS Stage 1 and 2 qualifications."

Troy Shaw

Executive Director

"I have a life long background  with horses from playing polo  to medieval jousting. I am a former guardsman in the Household Cavalry where I took part in many renowned ceremonial duties including ‘Trooping the Colour’. At the pinnacle of my cavalry career, I was a senior instructor on the Riding Staff and was responsible for training new horses and recruits. I now specialise in training nervous riders and horses.”

Carly Steel

Executive Director

"I am a qualified teacher, with a Masters in Education (children - autism). I have taught children and adults with special educational needs at a special school and specialist college, as well as working as a Programme Coordinator and Curriculum Manager for a large specialist charity. I have a BSc in Pre-Clinical Veterinary Medicine. I love being outside in nature, especially when I am with my friend, Fred the Labrador"  

Jeanette MacGregor


“I am one of the NLT Directors since September 2019. I initially joined the team in April 2016 following early retirement from a business management career. My role included day to day administrative and bookkeeping tasks and ensuring that the rest of the staff has adequate support to work effectively. I have a life-long love of animals, particularly dogs and horses, and enjoy being out and about in the beautiful countryside surrounding New Leaf Triangle.”

Laura Jackson

Session Leader

" Growing up in the countryside myself, I have always been around animals and nature. I have loved the outdoors and enjoyed exploring the countryside on horse back or with my two dogs. Since starting at New Leaf Triangle in July 2016 I have developed a passion for alternate education in an outdoor setting. I have since gained a Level 1 forest school accreditation and love being in the woodland. My favourite thing about working at New Leaf is the fun we have each and every day! It is a pleasure to work alongside the NLT team and animals"

Laura Moulds

Session Leader

"I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Pet Behaviour Counselling and spent many years working with families who owned animals with behaviour problems. I am an exercise to music instructor, teaching classes such as BodyPump and BodyCombat. I own cats, dogs, guinea pigs and a horse. I love the oudoors and I am a keen amature gardener. I am great believer in the benefits that animals, exercise and outdoor activities can have on the mental and physical health of individuals. I feel very priviledged to work at New Leaf Triangle and consider this to be my dream job."

Emily Field

Session Leader

"For as long as I can remember animals and the outdoor world have been a big part of my life. I’ve ridden since an early age and whilst volunteering at a riding school and riding for the disabled group decided to pursue a career in equine and animal assisted learning and therapies. I have an equine degree and am also trained in Horse Boy method to level 3."

Becky Newman

Session Leader

"Since being a young girl, horses have always been a big part of my life. I've spent any spare hours doing absolutely anything to be around them. Having an autistic son myself encouraged me to research all therapies available, which has led me down a path as a mature student. Since 2013, I have been busy doing my GCSEs, a higher diploma in nursing, then eventually a BSc in Equestrian Psychology and Sports Science, from which I graduated this year. I began working as a session leader at New Leaf Triangle in April 2019 and have enjoyed becoming part of the team, having already seen the fantastic work all at NLT do."

Kath Carter


"I’ve spent 20 years working with schools and young people, mostly in administrative roles, including a manager of teacher development programmes and of school support in the Midlands with the DfE; and as director of a Teaching School in Lincolnshire. I am also a foster carer with Leicestershire County Council and coordinate our local carers’ support group. I am a qualified  proof-reader and also volunteer as an  administrator for a dog behaviour support group.

Kerry Crump

Session Leader

My name is Kerry and I originally set out my working journey within the tourism industry. I began volunteering at a local youth centre which lead me to go on to studying youth and community at De Montfort university. Since then I have worked in a variety of different settings supporting parents and young people. I have a passion for yoga, gardening and being outdoors as I feel it has great health and well-being benefits. I joined the NLT team in 2019 and feel very lucky to be part of it!

Phoebe Jackson

"I’ve always lived in the beautiful Leicestershire countryside surrounding New Leaf Triangle and I love that being outdoors and in nature is now part of my job. I have previously volunteered with children and worked as an au pair and I find working with children and young people incredibly rewarding. One of my favourite things about working at New Leaf is that everyday is different! Outside of work you’ll find me at the stables and enjoying the countryside on horseback or occasionally with cows, sheep and chickens!"

Pip Russell


"I am now retired after nearly 38 years with Severn Trent Water.  I am a keen volunteer with various voluntary roles aligned with my interests and hobbies. Horses have always been a big part of my life so it was natural to include volunteering opportunities with horses. I gained several years’ experience with a local RDA establishment before becoming a volunteer for New Leaf Triangle in 2015. As well as preparing horses and assisting during the riding sessions, I help with arts/crafts activities and support the session leaders as required. It is a privilege to be part of the team and so rewarding to see the positive impact of the sessions I support in this wonderful place."

Rosie Sandland


"I’m currently studying for my A-Levels and am passionate about animals. I have been riding for 7 years and I am a keen Tae Kwon Do competitor. I have been volunteering at New Leaf triangle at weekends and in my school holidays since April 2016. My role involves preparing horses for clients and caring for the animals, and increasingly working directly with families during horse led sessions. My long term goal is to study to become a vet. I greatly enjoy my work with animals and people at New Leaf Triangle and am excited to learn new skills and contribute even more in the future."

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