The Board of Directors give their time voluntarily to ensure good governance, set the strategic direction of the company and hold the management accountable for the effective running of its trading business.
Julian House is always looking to enhance the board’s breath of experience and welcomes offers of support from potential new members.
David McDonald (Chair)
David is a Finance and Operations professional with sector experience in large utilities, property development and renewable energy. He is passionate about sustainability, renewable energy, cycling, family and people development.
As a qualified management accountant, he has broad-ranging experience of strategy and business planning, sustainable development, CSR, cost management, project appraisal, management reporting and control, investment management and start up situations. He holds various executive and non-executive board memberships. Born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, but having lived in the Chew Valley since 1999 he is married to Suzanne and has three sons aged 21,18 and 16.
Voluntary roles include many years with the Scout Association, and also coaching and managing junior rugby. He has been a school governor, and has previously worked with a Bristol-based charity, The Converging World.
Philip established a successful wine company which he then sold in 2010. He now sits on the board of a number of charities, and businesses including Julian House Trading, The Theatre Royal Bath, a rapidly growing wine company in South Wales and a vineyard project based near Bordeaux. He has also consulted to a number of small and growing businesses. Interests include running, rowing, supporting Bath Rugby and of course wine with an emphasis on moderation.
Nigel current working at the Royal United Hospital within the laboratory as head of Haematology and Blood Transfusion. Nigel is Bath and North East Somerset Councillor representing Odd Down ward in Bath since 1996, before that he was a Bath City Councillor. Currently he is the Council’s Cycle Champion.
Philip is a partner and head of the Bath office of Carter Jonas property consultants. His background is within the commercial property sector and he has worked in Bath since the late 1980s. He has held a number of external roles within the city and wider business community and is currently Chairman of the Initiative for Bath & North East Somerset – a public/private sector business partnership with Bath & North East Somerset Council. Philip’s outside interests include cycling, motorcycles and mountaineering.
Catherine was a partner at Bristol law firm Burges Salmon from 1990 until April 2017, where she worked as a family lawyer and in management. After growing up in Bath, she now lives in Bristol. She is a governor at Redland Green Academy.
Catherine has a keen interest in gardening and wildlife, and in long distance cycling.