Committee members serve for a Term of three years, some of whom then accept nominations to enter the honorary process of becoming Junior Vice Chairman, Vice Chairman, Chairman and finally returning to the committee for a final year afterwards to provide the committee and the new Chair counsel. The honorary roles of Secretary and Treasurer tend to be much longer commitments, with some past Secretaries serving for more than 30 years!

The future of the Club relies entirely on the generous time and commitment of its committee, and if you would like to lend a helping hand, please do get in touch with the Secretary Chris Hildyard via the Contact Us page for further details.

Alex Cooke

Chairman
Born and raised in Adisham then Wickhambreaux, Alex spent most school holidays working on livestock farms, gaining his HND in International Agriculture at Hadlow College. Alex spent 6 years with Velcourt across the south and has been an agronomist for the past 8 years, currently working as a soft fruit agronomist with Berry Gardens Growers Ltd. He was a member of Canterbury Young Farms and has now been a member of the Canterbury Farmers Club for 10 years....

Chris Hildyard

Secretary
Originally from East Yorkshire, Chris moved to Canterbury in 2007 for work, initially for a graduate accountant position with agricultural accountancy specialists Chavereys, before qualifying as a Chartered Surveyor with George Webb Finn a local firm of Chartered Surveyors and Valuers. He is passionate about the countryside and fieldsports....

Matthew Attwood

Vice-Chairman
Matt is a fourth generation arable farmer, farming predominantly in North Kent. Matt manages a variety of land holdings both in hand and as a contractor; he is focused on maximising the land value in the most appropriate way. When not farming, Matt enjoys playing hockey for Gore Court in Sittingbourne, travelling, and local history. He is also Clerk of the Course for Aldington Races point to point....

Katrina Devenport

Treasurer
Katrina grew up on a mixed farm in Kent and trained as a Farm Secretary. She has a keen interest in the outdoors, walking, photography and is a Cub Scout Leader....

Gareth Fulton – Junior Vice-Chairman
Gary Walters – 2019 Returning Past Chairman
Brightling & Co – Independent Examiner
Mark Chandler – 3rd Year
Verity Garrett – 2nd Year

Marcus Joy – 2nd Year
Anthony Ellis – 2nd Year
William King – 1st Year
Tom Gore – 1st Year
Katharine Boucher – 1st Year