Board of Trustees

Ian Franklin
Ian and his family have lived in Totnes since 1982. For the majority of his career Ian worked in the commercial property development and investment industry first in London and then in the South West. He was a director of a construction group, a public company based in Exeter and MD of its property development and investment subsidiary. Latterly he was the Director responsible for a team in Taunton whose responsibility it was to deliver physical regeneration projects on behalf of the District and County Councils and the Homes and Communities Agency. He is also Chairman of Totnes Trust and a Trustee of Totnes Caring.

Jeremy Logie OBE
Retired senior executive in the hospitality industry. Past Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association

Louis Victory
Louis Victory chaired an NHS Trust in Bristol, after retiring as the chief executive of a County Council. Prior to that he managed a range of public services including architecture, Town and Country Planning, highways and transportation, economic development, land management, and business transformation services. At the start of his career he worked in private practice as an architect.

Matthew Higgs
Matthew is a Chartered Surveyor and Registered Valuer, and a Partner with Michelmore Hughes. He manages a large portfolio of residential and commercial properties primarily in the Westcountry. He has a special interest in Totnes having lived and worked in the Totnes area for more than 25 years.

Richard O’Connell
Semi-retired and married with two grown up children. Studied mechanical engineering. In 1971 together with his brother John started Bandvulc Tyres which has evolved into a tyre management company employing 340 people with a turnover of £54 million and manages many large European tyre contracts.

Robert Vint 
Devon County Councillor; South Hams District Councillor.

Richard Mitchell
A Totnes resident for 40 years and currently is the Chair of Bridgetown Alive! He has an MSc in Healthcare and his careers span the Royal Navy and the NHS, in which Project management, personnel management and a good dose of common sense prevailed. He is married with three sons and 5 grandchildren.