Meet The Team
Barbara King, The Shops at Dartington. Chair
With many years’ experience and several directorships with major retail companies, Barbara relocated to Devon as
Managing Director of The Shops at Dartington and has developed a popular extensive Food Shop with an emphasis
on Devon produce in addition to establishing the annual Food Fair at Dartington every May. Passionate about local
produce she has been a director of Food Drink Devon since 2012 and became Chair in 2016.More Info
Michael Young. Vice Chair
Mike is a partner at Peplows Accountants and head of their Corporate Service Department. He has detailed knowledge
of a wide variety of sectors and a particular expertise in corporate finance. Mike attends our board meetings and keeps
a close eye on the FDD finances to make sure money is spent wisely for our members benefit.More Info
Chris Jones. Board Director
Chris, General Manager of Exeter Golf & Country Club, brings a wealth of hospitality and leisure experience from some
of Devon's premier hotels and country clubs and is passionate about consistently delivering excellence throughout his business.
He was delighted to join Exeter Golf and Country Club in 2013 and his promise to the 5000 members was to use his 20 years
of hospitality management experience to help make improvements from day one. He also managed at two of the largest four star
hotels in Torquay and spent 13 years in Dartmouth managing the Royal Castle Hotel and the Dart Marina Hotel and Spa. Many of
his proudest achievements came at the Dart Marina, overseeing a full refurbishment, being awarded a fourth AA star for the hotel,
achieving two AA rosettes for his restaurant, purchasing the Floating Bridge Inn and the opening of Wildfire Bistro. Chris has sat
on the Board for over seven years whilst managing the Dart Marina Hotel in Dartmouth, the Grand Hotel in Torquay and
Exeter Golf and Country Club.More Info
Mark Bury. Board Director
Mark, of Eversifield Organic, farms 400 acres near Okehampton and is proud of his Native heard of Aberdeen Angus cattle and
Poll Dorset sheep. The farm is the home of Eversfield Organic Ltd which provides the highest quality Organic fresh produce to
the home kitchen through its national box scheme as well as retailers such as Ocado, Waitrose and Wholefood market. Mark joined
the FDD board in November 2013 and has a keen interest in helping to promote Devon businesses as well as promoting Devon to
the rest of the country.More Info
Tom Chartres-Moore. Board Director
Tom attends the Food Drink Devon Board Meetings as a representative of Stephens Scown LLP, with a view to assisting
with and advising on any matters of a legal nature that arise and has been on the Board of Directors since 2016..
Tom Chartres-Moore is an Intellectual Property Specialist at Stephens Scown with particular specialism of working with
businesses in the Food and Drink sector, particularly in the field of brand protection and exploitation.
Stephens Scown are longstanding supporters of the Food and Drink sector in the South West and are very pleased to
be able to support Food Drink Devon wherever possible.
Annette Hunt, Board Director
Annette studied Food Production with Marketing & Management at Harper Adams before heading to Tesco Head Office to
undertake a marketing role within Chilled Convenience. Having spent four years working in sales and marketing at Samworth
Brothers before returning to the family business of Hunt's Cider she has a skill set of retail and manufacturing on both large
and small scale.More Info
David Page MBE. Board Director
David has very recently joined the Board of FDD having relocated to East Devon some 2 years ago. David has nearly 30
years experience within food manufacturing having progressed via HR and Operational Management to become Managing
Director for Campbell Soups, Patak's Indian Foods, Jamie Oliver's Retail Ventures and S&A Foods. He currently undertakes
Non Executive Director and Strategic Advisory roles within a number of family owned, private companies. David is keen to help
and support local businesses who are growth orientated and have a real desire to succeed. His background in building and
growing nationally and internationally recognised brands aligned with first hand experience of own label requirements will,
hopefully, be relevant to FDD members.
Hayley Reynolds, Board Director
Hayley Reynolds is founder and director of RAW Food and Drink PR and co-director of South West Wine School with
her husband Jonathan. Hayley has over 20 years PR experience, a Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Diploma and
a huge interest in locally produced food.More Info
Ali Neagle, Office Manager
Ali has a background in the Financial Industry having worked in the Banking World for over 20 years with her last job
there being a successful Regional Business Risk Manager. She joined Food Drink Devon in 2014 and is responsible for
all the administration work and organising the annual Awards. She will be your first point of contact by email and phone.
Hanna China. Events Organiser & Social Media
Working with a range of leading South West producers to provide a mix of PR, marketing and design support, Hanna is
passionate about all things food and drink. With first-hand experience within the hospitality industry, after completing a
Graphic Communication degree at Plymouth University she worked as a freelance Graphic Designer in Sydney whilst travelling.
Upon settling back in the UK, she has worked with a number of brands and agencies including RAW PR, experts in food & drink PR,
whose clients include Luscombe Drinks, Salcombe Gin and Warrens Bakery. With experience in both traditional PR, social media,
design and events, Hanna continues to grow her knowledge and passion for the industry working alongside the Food Drink Devon team.