Chief Executive, David Gluck
David has worked in the rural development sector since 1987, in the public, private and voluntary sectors. He has worked for a wide range of clients, from Local Authorities through to the European Commission. His expertise ranges from market town regeneration through to neighbourhood planning and community development.
At a community level, David currently Chairs the management committee of Aberford Village Hall and is a Governor at Tadcaster Grammar School.
Since 2011 David has worked in Tadcaster and its surrounding villages, providing community development services to the Community Engagement Forum. This work led to the establishment of Tadcaster and Rural CIC which he has managed since 2013. Tadcaster and Rural CIC has built up a formidable track record of achievement since then and has become the ‘go-to’ organisation in the town to deliver community level projects successfully, in budget and with added value.
Our Board of Directors is comprised of:
Chairman – Mr Graham Webb
Graham’s initial career was in finance and corporate banking before he moved into Higher Education. Graham retired in 2013 after 22 years as Head of the School of Languages at Leeds Beckett University. He therefore has significant experience in recruiting, budgeting, finance and strategic management in both public and private sector enterprises.
Since retirement, Graham has established his own successful company, Promoting Communication Ltd, delivering translations and language related services. Graham was a Member of the European Advisory Panel advising Leeds City Council on its bid to become European Capital of Culture in 2023. He is also Clerk to Towton Parish Council coordinated a bid to the Heritage Lottery fund to refurbish local amenities for residents and visitors.
As a Director of TRCIC Graham takes a particular interest in the company’s Financial and Strategic Management and is particularly committed to expanding all forms of education locally.
Mrs Avis Thomas
Avis spent most of her working life at the Post Office. Her roles centred around finance including counter clerk; wages/salaries clerk; budget holder for both small and large teams for pay and running costs; auditing work in the sub post office network and later as Regional Customer Service Helpline Manager for the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland).
Avis took early retirement from the Post Office and became the Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer to Tadcaster Town Council and later to Ulleskelf and Newton Kyme Parish Councils.
She also undertakes audit work for parish and town councils and is actively involved in the Yorkshire Local Councils Associations (YLCA) and the North Yorkshire branch of the Society of Local Council Clerks (NY SLCC). She is now a Councillor on Ulleskelf Parish Council, a member of the Tadcaster & Villages Community Engagement Forum Partnership Board, a Trustee and the Secretary of the Riley Smith Hall, Treasurer of the Yorkshire & Humber Regional Training Partnership, Treasurer to Ulleskelf Methodist Church Guild and Treasurer and Membership Secretary to the York Tuesday Ladies Luncheon Club.
Mrs Fiona Greig
Originally from Glasgow, Fiona is a retired TV producer whose career has included work for YTV, BBC and many other broadcasters. She has lived in Tadcaster with her husband Charlie Flynn for 34 years. Tadcaster is a great town and known for the friendliness of the people, the loveliness of the River Wharfe (and bridge!) and for an impressive community spirit.
With more time on her hands since retirement five years ago, Fiona has taken on a range of volunteer work, notably as a Tadcaster Town Councillor and a member of the Tadcaster & Rural CIC board. Through these roles she hopes to help improve the opportunities and facilities for the town and make Tadcaster, where she is proud to live, an even better place to be.
Mr Gareth Vicary
Gareth lives just outside Tadcaster and is currently working as a self-employed consultant. He has previously held managerial and director roles at companies such as Dyson and Hargreaves Services plc and was an equity shareholder and Managing Director of one of the largest specialist logistics companies in the UK.
He has most recently been working with the owners of smaller businesses on both strategic and operational projects.
Alongside this work Gareth has been undertaking voluntary work within the local area and, in addition to his role at the CIC, is a member of All Saint’s Church (Bolton Percy) Steering Group (raising funding for the refurbishment of the 15th Century church) and a member of the Tadcaster Scout Group Executive Committee.
Mrs June Lancaster
June has managerial experienced in both public and private sector organisations. Initially trained as a nurse she worked for many years in Health service management at Director level as Operations, Nursing and Learning and Development Director.
She then worked for 10 years as a senior clinical advisor to NHS Estates advising on PFI developments and environmental issues. June also worked for 5 years as a director of the NHS University. She then worked as the HR Director of the NHS Sustainability Unit, the key role to develop the people management strategy to support Sustainable Development across the NHS.
Since leaving the NHS, June has worked with major companies developing learning and development strategy and e-products to support the role of Asset Management Strategy and implementation of ISO 55000.
June established the Business Network Group for companies around Sherburn, aimed primarily at the SME community. She is president elect of the Osgoldcross and Elmet Rotary Club, volunteers for a medical Education Charity and is a Board member of the Chartered Management Institute in NEYH and chair of the Women in Management group.