Branch officers

Nick White

Deputy Chairman, Membership & Finance
Branch Chairman - Chard & District

Nick White moved to Chard in the early 1970’s, returning there in retirement in 2018 after thirty-seven and a half years with a London and international law firm. Nick is Deputy Chairman (Membership & Finance) of the Association and Chairman of the Chard & District Branch He can be contacted on or by phone via the YCCA office.

Nigel Wylie Carrick

Hon. Secretary (Elect)
Branch Chairman - South Petherton & District

Nigel Wylie Carrick is a retired Regular Army Officer who served with Gurkhas in the Far East, Middle East and in Nepal. He lives in Shepton Beauchamp where he is Chairman of the Parish Council and Chairman of the newly formed South Petherton District Branch.

Rod Jones

Distribution Network Officer
Branch Chairman - Cokers

Rod Jones has lived within the Parish of East Coker for the past eight years, having relocated to the area where his wife grew up, and where they have chosen to raise their family. Rod has a training and consultancy business operating across the UK and is a director of two other training companies. Previously, he served with the Royal Air Force for 26 years throughout the world.

Huw Lawford

Branch Chairman - Yeovil

Huw Lawford was born in Reading and went to Durham University, where he read Politics and Economics. He attended Sandhurst and had a rewarding first career in the Army, spending many years in sub-Saharan Africa. He retired from the Army and formed his own company, which provides training support to NATO in complex decision-making and strategic communications. He is married to Trisha and they live in Yeovil. Huw is Chairman of the Association's Yeovil Branch.