Management Committee

Please do get in touch and tell us a bit about yourself if you want to get involved:

  • James Mallick moved to Bladon in 2015 with his wife and two daughters. Having grown up in a small village in Norfolk, James values the importance of having a focal point for the community to meet, socialise, engage and most of all, enjoy each other’s company. James is Commercial Director for an international Recruitment Business, an England capped Touch Rugby player, and is often found braving the elements to cheer on his family in their various sporting endeavours.
  • Julie Bignone worked for many years in Planning and Operations for several luxury Tour Operators. Travelling the world proved more difficult with a young family, and she now works from home in Bladon doing the accounts for five local companies. She is an active member of the primary school PTA, sits on the board of an Intensive Care Unit charity, runs a Young Enterprise Activity each year in Bladon school and applies her event planning skills to organizing regular nights out for the Bladon Mums.
  • Clare Edwards lives in Bladon and usually works as a Registered Midwife at the John Radcliffe hospital but has just taken a step into the world of research and is currently managing a large multi-centred neonatal trial sponsored by the University of Oxford. When not working full time she spends the rest of her time supporting her daughters at swimming and gymnastics as well as volunteering at Witney & District Swimming Club as a Team Manager, poolside official and committee member. Lover of all sport, plays netball and a fully paid up member of England cricket’s Barmy Army.
  • Robin Jones is a retired Managing Director. He worked in public transport, primarily in buses, but also undertook evaluation projects on various option for diversification into air, sea and light rail. Since moving to Bladon in 2017 he is involved in bridge, golf and immersing himself to help save the White House to become the focus of village life. 
  • Vicki Davison has spent the past 20 years working in education. This includes being a senior leader for many years and helping to devise and realise a vision for positive change and success for all. She is passionate about access and inclusion for everyone. When not cheering from a touch line, she can usually be found running, walking or cycling in the local area!
  • Mike Edwards, despite being Welsh, managed to marry fellow pub rescue team member Clare, and lives in Bladon with his two daughters. When legal his worlds of aviation, heritage and pubs overlap. Mike set up, and runs, the heritage operations for the Indian and Jordanian Air Forces, including training the Indian Test Pilots. Mike, as tech advisor and assistant screenwriter, is hindering a major production company with the adaptation of his book into a film whilst working on his 2nd historical biography. Due to clerical error in the Palace he was awarded the MBE in 2011. As long as Wales are not playing rugby he flies as a long haul Captain for British Airways.
  • Henry Webster has spent most of his life living in Oxfordshire. A Bladon resident since last Christmas, having moved all the way from neighbouring Long Hanborough!  He’s passionate about having a focal point for the community and the part a vibrant community pub could play.  At work he manages a large software engineering team for the BBC. Outside of work, between enjoying real ale and good food, Henry is slowly renovating his house and occasionally competes on off-road rallies in his Land Rover.
  • Tom Davison grew up in Oxfordshire and moved to Bladon with his family in 2011. As well as the doorstep opportunities for walking, running and cycling, Bladon appealed for its sense of community and local amenities of village pub and primary school. Tom works as an International Director for a Cyber Security software company. When not working, he is part time Uber driver, head cheerleader and staff sports photographer for his two teenage daughters.
  • Ruth Chaloner is a Psychotherapist working from her home in Bladon and has a particular interest in working with the homeless. Ruth was Chair of the Bladon Village (pop up) shop for a few years and worked alongside The Plunkett Foundation to develop it. She worked in fundraising and conservation on the island of South Georgia for two years, often lecturing with National Geographic. On her return Ruth helped to develop a Commission within Oxford University to promote International Legislation to save the Ocean.
  • Rachel Guest lives in Bladon with her husband and two daughters. She’s a freelance marketing and communications consultant working in the science, technology and medical (STM) sectors with global publishing houses and universities. In previous lives, she has worked as a part-time barmaid, on vineyards and for a microbrewery in New Zealand (there appears to be a theme) and on business development bids for rural community projects. She’s a keen runner, cyclist and open water swimmer.