Who are GHAC?

The Greig Hall Action Committee is made up of local active and committed citizens, professional local residents, and Town Council members.They were concerned that the Community were not being heard and they knew there was an alternative way forward to that proposed by the Trust. They have volunteered their time and expertise to help save this important building and land for the Community and to ensure the Covenant is upheld to secure it for future generations.

Lennox Cumberbatch - Chairman (Resident)

  • Mayor of Alcester 2011-13 and Town Councillor.
  • Career as a Healthcare Manager and Local Government Social Care Director.
  • Worked in voluntary organisations and on community development programmes.
  • Past High Bailiff – Court Leet, Alcester

Darren Gough – Past Chairman 2010/13 (Lifelong Resident & Retail Landlord)

  • Skilled in the restoration of Historical Buildings.
  • For the past 15 years has been running a successful production company, working throughout the UK within the live music and entertainment industry.
  • Freelance Artist and Illustrator

Rachel Danks (Proprietor & Resident) 

  • Experienced food, beverage & events professional
  • Proficient in budgeting, financial controls and sales
  • Proprietor of The Lord Nelson Public House, Alcester and The Frog Public House & Restaurant, Bidford on Avon
  • Previously Partner in Billy Cook Associates, Conference & Events Agency
  • Various line management and consultancy roles within the Hospitality and Private Healthcare industries
John Mattocks (Resident 37 years)
  • Forty year career in the Aerospace Industry as an Engineer.
  • Experienced in sales, marketing, negotiating with large companies, for example, Boeing, Airbus and airlines worldwide.

Nick Dearling (Resident)

  • Member of Vision for Alcester
  • Town Hall Treasurer
  • 20 years as Business Development Manager with Castrol – M.B.A.
  • Present High Bailiff- Court Leet, Alcester
  • Former Alcester Town Councillor

Professor Clive Neal-Sturgess (Resident)

  • Jaguar Professor of Engineering, Birmingham University
  • Experienced in fundraising 
  • Experienced in Project Management
  • Alcester Town Councillor

Charlotte Gray (Resident & Retail Landlord, Alcester)

  • Self employed Graphic Designer, 2D/3D Autocad Technician
  • Partner in a successful production company, within the live music and entertainment industry
  • Experienced in the deployment of teams of consultants for Agric./Eco. advisory projects in the Third World funded by the Worldbank, E.B.R.D, European Commission, etc.

John Bunting (Lifelong Resident & Retail Landlord, Alcester)

  • User of the two main Grieg Hall user groups, Historical Society & U3A
  • Alcester Town Councillor
  • Experienced in Retail Trade
  • Family had the first wedding reception at the Grieg Hall in 1958

Professor Chris Brannigan (Resident)

  • Advantage Alcester
  • Vision For Alcester
  • Experienced in fundraising
  • Experienced in Project Management
  • Director of Research NCaP, Derby University

John Bond Evans (Resident)

  • Experienced in Event Development
  •  Professional Financial Consultant

Chris Wright (Resident)

  • Town Clerk
  • Past High Bailiff
  • Vision For Alcester
  • Experience in Engineering, Management and Local Government

Roger Jackson (Resident)

  • Retired Chartered Accountant
  • 20 years in industry / commerce
  • 25 years in charities, including 3 years as Charity Commission Administrator
  • 10 years as Greig Trustee, including 9 years as Treasurer
  • Director - Worcestershire Wildlife Trust and Trustee/Treasurer/Financial Advisor/auditor of 11 regional or local voluntary organisations