FIONA HORTON (CHAIR)
Fiona Horton has spent around 30 years working in the marketing and communications sector, where she is currently MD of four businesses based in Manchester and Yorkshire. She’s also the Trustee of The Sophie Lancaster Foundation and also Team Rise in Burnley which enriches the lives of adults with learning difficulties (who currently have some 70 plus active members). In her spare time, she works closely with two dog rescues – where she fosters dogs, transports dogs in need around the country and home checks potential fosterers and adopters. She’s also an accredited dog behaviourist and trainer.
Whilst she doesn’t work within Hate Crime, her long standing relationship with Sylvia, Adam and Sophie (including being at the murder trial alongside Sylvia every day), means she has a deep and intrinsic interest in the Foundation’s current and future success. And had a brief spell as acting Chief Executive as Sylvia’s health started to deteriorate.