Representatives

Chairman

  • David Herdman

    David Herdman

    Cambridgeshire Date of re-election: 31/03/2017

    Chairman and Executive Director – Direct Milk

    David farms 1,100acres and currently has a herd of 200 cows averaging 11,00litres sold into the conventional non aligned liquid market.

    In 2003 David assisted in the establishment of the A1 milk group, and has been a farmer Director since 2004, Vice-Chairman from March 2005 and Chairman from December 2007.

    David’s period of Office has allowed him to achieve a broad range of contacts across the industry. He strongly believes that by working collaboratively will ultimately achieve the best for the membership. David led the organisation to become the UK’s first DPO during 2015, which received widespread endorsement from the UK Governement and other industry stakeholders.

    Contact:
    Mob: 07720 657163 Email: dwherdman@outlook.com

Directors

  • Richard Pearman

    Richard Pearman

    Date of re-election: 31/3/2016

    Non Executive Director – Direct Milk

    Richard farms 440 acres in partnership with his family, milking 240 homebred Holstein Friesian dairy cows, supplying milk in to the non aligned liquid market.He has 3 sons and 1 daughter with 1 son in the business currently. He was elected to the Forum in 2009, Forum Chairman from 2011, and elected as Director from April 2012. Richard also represents Direct Milk on the Dairy UK Dairy Farmer Forum.

    Contact:
    01562 730824 Mob: 07831 543194
  • Grant Hartman

    Grant Hartman

    Date of re-election: Co opted 10/08/2015

    Non Executive Director – Direct Milk

    Grant is a first generation dairy farmer from Carmarthen in West Wales where he milks 500 pedigree Holstein Cows on a housed high welfare system in partnership with his wife Debbie. The business has supplied via a standard liquid contract since 2006 and during this time, he has served as both Forum member in additional to serving a 4 year term as a Director.

    In addition to managing the farm, Grant is also a dairy business consultant with Kite Consulting providing both technical and business management consultancy to a portfolio of clients in West Wales.

    Co opted 10th August 2015

    Contact:
    07815 890072

Forum Member - Liquids

  • Rob Field

    Dorset/Hants/Wilts/Somerset Date of re-election: 31/3/2017
    Contact:
    01929 439191
  • Andrew Mallinson

    Eastern Region - Oxon, Beds, Bucks, Essex, Surrey, Sussex, Herts, Kent, NHants, Cambs, Norf, Suff Date of re-election: 31/3/2017
    Contact:
    07711 564440
  • Rob Warren

    Glos/Warwicks/WMids/Bristol Date of re-election: 31/3/2019
    Contact:
    m 07958 783344
  • John Hawkins

    Worcestershire/Herefordshire Date of re-election: 31/3/2017
    Contact:
    07734 048872
  • Peter Johnson

    Staffs, Lancs, Cheshire, Shropshire Date of re-election: 31/3/2017
    Contact:
    01746 718698
  • Stephen Riding

    Notts/Leics/Lincs Date of re-election: 31/3/2017
    Contact:
    01427 838202 m 07977 934851
  • Edward Thomas

    Wales – E Carms, Eastwards Date of re-election: 31/3/2017
    Contact:
    07894 584083
  • Gareth Richards

    Wales – Pembs/W Carms Date of re-election: 31/3/2017

    Direct Milk Forum Vice Chairman

    Contact:
    07866 880594
  • Janet Mosley

    Derbyshire Date of re-election: 31/3/2017
    Contact:
    01246 590458 m 07752 904767

Forum Member - Specialist Pool

  • William Goodwin

    Sainsbury – Dorset Eastwards Date of re-election: 31/3/2017

    Represents Direct Milk DPO Sainsbury members for the regions of Dorset eastwards.

    Contact:
    01444 482800 m 07702 273673
  • Jane Godsell

    Sainsbury – Glos/Wales/Bristol Date of re-election: 31/3/2017

    Represents Direct Milk DPO Sainsbury members for the region of Gloucestershire, Wales and Bristol.

    Contact:
    07890 103629
  • Tim Lock

    Marks and Spencer Date of re-election: 31/3/2017

    Represents Direct Milk DPO M&S members for all regions.

    Contact:
    07710 630216
  • Sue Rawlings

    Organics Date of re-election: 31/3/2018

    Represents Direct Milk DPO Organic members across all regions, and is also the Direct Milk Organic Chairman.

    Direct Milk Forum Finance Liaison Officer

    Contact:
    01666 860321 m 07848 040058
  • David Homer

    Waitrose Date of re-election: 31/3/2017

    Represents Direct Milk DPO Waitrose members across all regions.

    Contact:
    01672 870292 m 07767 667679
  • Neil Christensen

    Somerset/Devon Date of re-election: 31/3/2016

    Direct Milk – Forum Chairman

    Represents Direct Milk DPO Sainsbury members for the region of Somerset and Devon.

    Contact:
    01749 890263 m: 07710 608114

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