Chairman and Trustee
Ross Moon is the eighth generation of his family born in Braunton North Devon and is proud to serve the Trust Fund that his father Vivian founded in 1988. He was schooled at Heanton Braunton and then Taunton in Somerset. Moving then to London working in the city in commodities and shipping, from the age of 21 worked abroad and ran offices in Singapore, San Francisco, Kuala Lumpur and Geneva. Returning from many years trading in Switzerland, he started some twenty years ago on his own acquiring properties for development in the West Country and abroad. Over the last seven years he has been operating Ross Moon Property Search covering most of the West Country. He is also chairman of the Vivian Moon Braunton Community Trust Fund, a director of Fullabrook CIC, an honorary member of the Rotary Club of Braunton and a director of The Vivian Moon Community Centre. Ross’s hobbies are classic cars, game shooting with his spaniel Rocky and surfing.
Although having only lived in Braunton for 9 years Sue was very pleased to have been invited to join the VMBCTF which supports so many of our local organisations and charities. She was Treasurer of the David Rundle Trust a Rwanda Charity based in Bideford for 11 years as her background working in accountancy and finance came in useful. Although having lived in many places in the UK Sue has always had a strong connection with the area. She and her husband have been members of Royal North Devon and then Saunton Golf Club since the 1970's and frequently spent their holidays here in North Devon.
She and her husband Paul still enjoy their golf where they are still very active in the club. They have two adult children with their son living in Sydney Australia and their daughter in the Midlands.
Michael (Ben) Byrom MBE
Ben moved to the village in 1972. He was schooled at Caen Street and Braunton Community College now the Academy. Married with a grown up son and daughter he has run and owned his own motor mechanics business in the Centre of the village for the last 30 years. He enjoys being involved and is a doer. Committee work started as a teenager at Braunton Youth Centre before later in life spending 13 years as a school Governor at the Academy.
After the village flooding of 2012 Ben worked with the parish Council, EA and Devon County to come up with a solution to the flooding to businesses in Caen Street, for his work he was nominated for and received an MBE from Prince Charles. His hobbies include Croyde Surf Life Saving Club, Long distance Ocean Ski Paddling, Wild swimming and Night Trail running.
Jon was born and schooled in Braunton where he has worked all his life. He runs the local Newsagents and is married with two grown up sons. He enjoys football and has been associated with Braunton Football Club since he was 14 and is currently chairman. He takes a great interest in the local community and is an Honorary member of Braunton Rotary Club.