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CAAV Secretariat

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

Jeremy Moody - CAAV Secretary and Adviser

Jeremy Moody

Jeremy Moody 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 Soer


Main areas of work include:-

  • Current schemes, including: Basic Payment Scheme, Countryside Stewardship and Environmental Stewardship, Countryside Productivity Small Grants
  • Cross compliance
  • Farm Inspection and Regulation Review
  • Direct payments (phasing out and delinking), "public money for public goods" and productivity scheme aspects of the Agriculture Bill
  • The new Environmental Land Management Scheme (ELMS)
  • Natural capital and ecosystem services
  • Livestock matters, including: bovine TB, grazing arrangements, livestock identification and movements
  • Welsh matters, including: Basic Payment Scheme, Glastir, Farm Business Grant, cross compliance, future domestic agricultural policy and schemes, and livestock matters
  • Common land and uplands issues
  • CAAV Young Valuers’ Conference

Kate Russell BSc(Hons) MRICS FAAV

Kate Russell


Main areas of work include:-

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

Flossy Freeman-Inglis

Email: -  assists Jeremy Moody.

Elaine Neades


  • Runs the office
  • Organises meetings, events, briefings and conferences
  • Manages diary
  • Handles job advertisements.

Abigail Jones

Email: - provides administrative support (part-time).

  • Handles membership matters
  • Administers sales of CAAV publications/ merchandise.

Samantha Marfell

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

Charlotte Haddock

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

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