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CAAV Secretariat

Jeremy Moody

Jeremy Moody
CAAV Secretary and Adviser

The Secretariat, based in Gloucestershire, administers the Association and supports its technical and policy work.

It is run by Jeremy Moody, who has been Secretary and Adviser to the CAAV since 1995.  He was closely involved with the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995, several rounds of CAP reform and now the Brexit process. He handles the many issues covered by the CAAV across the United Kingdom including agricultural tenancy and land occupation issues, taxation, valuation and telecommunications, liaising with government at all levels and writing widely on both policy and practice.  He is an Assembly member of the European Group of Valuers’ Associations (TEGoVA) and Vice Chairman of the European Valuation Standards Board.

Contact information

The CAAV’s Secretariat may be contacted at:
Harts Barn Farmhouse, Monmouth Road, Longhope, Gloucestershire, GL17 0QD
Tel: (01452) 831815 Fax: 0800 124 4093
General email: – please see below for specific email contact details.

Staff responsibilities are listed below to assist members in directing their enquiries to the relevant person:

Alice De Soer BSc(Hons) MRICS FAAV

Alice De SoerEmail:

Main areas of work include:-

  • Common Agricultural Policy including direct payments, agri-environment schemes and cross compliance
  • Post-Brexit future scheme design
  • Livestock matters
  • Welsh matters
  • Common land and uplands issues
  • CAAV website
  • CAAV Young Valuers’ Conference



Kate Russell BSc(Hons) MRICS FAAV

Kate RussellEmail:

Main areas of work include:-

  • Agricultural, residential and commercial tenancies
  • Planning and development
  • Compulsory purchase and compensation
  • Telecommunications and utilities
  • Compiles and edits annual CAAV publications:
    • Agricultural Land Occupation Survey
    • Fees Survey
    • Costings of Agricultural Operations
    • Members' Handbook
  • Edits the CAAV Quarterly News Letter

Elaine Neades

Email: -  runs the office and organises briefings and conferences.

Dorota Szmid

Email: - handles membership matters, examinations and sales of CAAV publications/ merchandise.

Donna Phipps

Email: -  assists Elaine and provides administrative support (part-time).

Abigail Jones

Email: -  assists Dorota and provides administrative support (part-time).

Charlotte Haddock

Email: - carries out research and provides support for publications and surveys.

Please see the relevant areas below for further contact information.

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