The New Forest Marque Board of Directors
Jane Overall - Chair
Jane Overall has been a member of the New Forest Marque for 7 years.
Born in the New Forest, Jane has spent the majority of her life running several of her own successful food related businesses.
Now retired from the kitchen, Jane concentrates her time supporting and promoting New Forest Marque members and their businesses wherever she can, championing the fantastic wealth of local produce we have on our doorstep, and helping raise awareness of the New Forest Marque.
Sue Cole - Vice Chair
Sue has lived in Minstead since 1983. She started her business with a couple of sheep and a house cow while her children were young and has gradually developed her smallholding into a successful little business producing some Red Poll beef and lamb, hogget and mutton from her flock of Gotland sheep, and a range of woollen products.
As a long standing member of the Soil Association Sue strives to work as sustainably as possible and is committed to producing and promoting local food.
Phil worked in the New Forest for over 25 years as Countryside Manager for the National Trust. He was responsible for the National Trust acquiring Ibsley and Rockford Common and more recently in purchasing Foxbury Plantation and restoring this site to heathland.
He currently works for Broadlands Estate, Romsey, as its Landscape Manager. He is also a council member of the New Forest Association.
Phil lives in Lee near Romsey with his partner Debbie, two
dogs, two cats, three sheep and lots of chickens and his interests include
photography, history, golf and fishing.
John is a parish councillor in Woodgreen, where he has lived since 1982, and his three children were educated in local Forest schools. John has considerable experience representing the parish viewpoint and negotiating with local authorities, winning recognition for the parish voice to be heard on issues such as planning, housing, transport and tourism.
John was invited on to the board as a representative of the New Forest National Park Authority, who support the New Forest Marque. He has been visiting New Forest pubs for 40 years.
Like many others Catherine began her journey into the world of local produce purely by accident.
In a quest to become more self-sufficient she became the proud owner of three goats, and lots of excess goat’s milk. Following much processing into puddings and cheese she decided she needed to find another way to use the excess milk and came up with Goat’s milk soap – and so Cyril’s Soap Shed was born.
Catherine can be found at a number of local events and markets selling her handmade soaps and championing local produce.
Rebecca Wade is passionate about supporting small local businesses.
She recently set up her own digital marketing company Purple Dog after witnessing too many of her friends being misguided by other digital marketing companies and ending up with a website costing more far more than the original quote.
Rebecca has already worked with a number of New Forest marque members and is now proud to be a board member and keen to actively support the promotion of the New Forest Marque and its members.