The GDCC is managed on a day-to-day basis by an elected management committee and has the support of a group of other members.  These people have been selected for their ability to provide core skills drawing on their hands-on local experience.

John Taylor
John TaylorPresident
John has been in Godalming since 1980 and has run the CORNMETER since that date.
He was a previous President for 3 years and managed to make a impact in working with
Godalming Town Council and Waverley Council.
He now has two shops in Godalming Hardware in Church Street and Blinds & Curtains in the high Street.
His aim is to unite all Retailers and Business people to work to together in making Godalming the Town to be in!
Tim Ostle
Tim OstleCommittee Member
Tim is Commercial Director for Charterhouse responsible for all non-academic commercial activity at the School covering the highly successful Charterhouse Club, the School’s events and lettings business and onsite retail outlet. Tim has worked at Charterhouse and lived locally for over 25 years and has been heavily involved as a volunteer in the management of both Sport Godalming and Godalming Chamber at various times throughout that period. An avid sportsman throughout his life and still rowing competitively aged 56, Tim believes in using the skills and expertise learnt on and off the pitch (or water) and those of others around him to great achieve results.

A member of the Chamber since 2011, Tim subsequently joined the management team in 2012 and went on to be President from 2015 to 2017. He is passionate about the quality of life in Godalming and believes the Chamber should be central to local policy making and the local business community, be that retail, B2B or B2C.

Tim would love to see more people get involved in the Chamber. “We are a voluntary organisation with very limited time and resources led by people leading busy lives with full time jobs. A voluntary organisation like the Chamber needs a regular input of new blood to share the load and bring new ideas, expertise, drive and enthusiasm to the table. I know committees aren’t for everyone but the more people that get involved, whether as a member or by joining the management team, the stronger the organisation would be and the greater influence we would have over local matters. It can also be fun with a social side to the Chamber that makes the whole experience more enjoyable. I have made friends that I wouldn’t otherwise have met!

Kevin Depree
Kevin DepreeVice President
Kevin is the owner / managing director of the Godalming Food Company (GFC) an artisan Delicatessen which offers unique and local products from suppliers in Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. It is located in the historic part of Godalming town, opposite the Pepperpot at the top of the High Street. Having worked in the retail and hospitality industry for some 20 years as a chef, manager and numerous head office roles Kevin left the corporate world to follow his foodie dream. Over the last two years the GFC brand has grown and is now well known in Godalming and the surrounding areas for great coffee, beautiful hampers and numerous deli delights.

Kevin became a member of the Chamber Management team in January 2017. Kevin is passionate about supporting local businesses and wants to give something back to the local community by using the skills, experience and knowledge gained over the years, in particular growing the membership from a small independent retail base.

Stefan Reynolds
Stefan ReynoldsCommittee Member
Stefan Reynolds is the publisher of Godalming-based VantagePoint magazine, which is a Royal Mail delivered community magazine that goes out to more than 118,600 local homes every month. He is a Godalming Town Councillor and Chairman of the council’s main Policy & Management committee. He is also a Waverley Borough councillor and is that council’s representative to the Chamber of Commerce.
Elizabeth Campbell
Elizabeth CampbellAdministration Coordinator
Matthew Pactat
Matthew PactatTreasurer
Matthew is a Chartered Accountant and previously worked for KPMG in the Audit and Corporate Finance Departments. After leaving KPMG, Matthew co-founded a telecoms business which helped to build the 2G, 3G and 4G mobile phone networks. He was the Financial Director for 15 years before it was sold to a large US company in 2014. He now has a number of part-time business interests including commercial property in Godalming and the surrounding area.

Matthew has lived in Godalming all his life and his Father and Grandfather were previously retailers in the High Street.

Jenna Hopkins
Jenna HopkinsCommittee Member
Jenna is a Senior Associate Solicitor at Downs Solicitors LLP, with over 10 years’ experience specialising in private client matters, such as the preparation of Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, administering Trusts and Estates and advising on tax and estate planning. Downs Solicitors LLP prides itself on offering a bespoke service to individuals and businesses and focuses on creating and maintaining long lasting client relationships. As a local firm Downs is keen to support our local community and Jenna joined the chamber’s management committee two years ago to ensure we play an active role.
Adam Boshoff
Adam BoshoffCommittee Member
Adam is the Sales Manager for Seymours Estate Agents, a local firm who pride themselves in being the market leading estate agency. He has worked in the local area for over 15 years and provides a wealth of knowledge from the property industry. Since joining the Godalming Chamber of Commerce in 2016, he has remained an active member throughout and on behalf of Seymours, is proud to be the primary sponsor for a majority of the main events arranged by the chamber. When not engrossed in the world of property, Adam continues his community support as a local school governor and can otherwise be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen, transfixed by a game of rugby or spending time with his wife, two daughters and the family dog.
Alison Daniels
Alison DanielsCommittee Member
Formerly Managing Director of Hughes Waddell who have been based in Godalming for almost 30 years.

Hughes Waddell joined the Chamber in 2010 and I joined the Management Team as Treasurer in January 2012.

I continued as Treasurer until 2016 when Peter Conneely of Shipleys took over the role. During my time on the Management Team I enjoyed assisting with the Food Festivals, Networking Events and the liaison with Waverley BC and other Chambers. Since 2017 I have been the Chamber’s representative on Godalming’s Dementia Awareness Alliance committee. In November 2019 I was asked by the Management Team to rejoin the Committee to assist with the Food Festivals and the relaunching of the Godalming Business Network , together with any other adhoc tasks within my skill set.

John Taylor – President – The Cornmeter

Kevin Depree – Vice President – Godalming Food Company

Matthew Pactat – Treasurer

Adam Boshoff – Seymours Estate Agents

Jenna Hopkins – Legal – Downs Solicitors

Stefan Reynolds – Council Liaison

Alison Daniels

Elizabeth Campbell