HOTV Management Committee

A Community Benefit Society like Heart of the Village is run by a Management Committee. Initially this committee consisted of those who signed the application for registration and others appointed by them, but from June 2020 the Management Committee has been elected by the Members. According to the Rules of the Society (10.4), those elected at the first election will serve for between one and three years depending on the size of their vote, with an election being held at the Annual Members’ Meeting each year to elect (or re-elect) members of the committee on a rolling basis.

These are the members of the first elected Management Committee.

Graham Gleed (Chair)
A former senior executive with a major Swiss company, Graham and his wife moved to the village when they returned to the UK in 2012. Graham hopes to bring his skills and experiences to the successful delivery of this project.

Mike Blair (Vice-Chair)
Mike is a retired data architect. Having consulted with various businesses in sectors such as banking, local and central government, retail and hospitality, he hopes that his experience of evaluating and influencing business projects will benefit HOTV.

David Crabbe (Treasurer)
After many years of corporate life, primarily involved with international energy and UK retail, David and his wife moved to Stoke St Gregory in April 2012 to live in a converted cowshed. Keen to see the village remain vibrant, they now enjoy their smallholding and finding new and exotic names for the chickens, sheep and geese.

John Davison (Operations Manager)
John has lived and worked in Stoke St Gregory for nearly forty years. He set up and ran a successful group of businesses in the village for thirty years employing many local people until his retirement four years ago. He is committed to HOTV and hopes to be able to bring some of his experience to the project.

Chris Reah (community Liaison) co-opted 20 July 2020
Chris and his wife Louise moved to their “forever home” in Stoke in 2018. He works to design, develop and market surgical implants, while working at house restoration in any spare time. Chris quickly became involved in HOTV as an active member of the interim management committee, and will be your first point of contact on

Nick Sloan (Secretary)
Nick has lived in the village for about 20 years and has no intention of moving. He is a letter-cutter and graphic designer by trade, as well as being a member of the Parish Council which helped to set this project in motion.

Dave Evans resigned from the Management Committee  on 11 July 2020, and Heather Venn on 15 July 2020.