David Medlock’s professional interests involve chairing Sitec Group Ltd, Hebron and Medlock Ltd and Anglo Welsh Ltd. David’s community and charitable interests include the Medlock Charitable Trust and the Coles-Medlock Foundation. He is also a Governor at King Edward’s School, Bath, Pro-Chancellor at Bath University, a trustee of Wells Palace Trust and sits on Wells Cathedral Council. He was High Sheriff of Somerset 2007/08 and is currently Vice Lord Lieutenant for Somerset. He is an active Somerset Mason.
Membership is by invitation to men and women who are prominent in the business and commercial life of the greater Bristol area, and who are prepared to give their time and skills in support of the Merchant Venturers’ objectives.
All the members meet together four times a year at what is known as Quarterly Hall, and again on Charter Day in November.
The Merchant Venturers are governed by the Master and two Wardens. They head a 15-strong Standing Committee of members who are elected annually on Charter Day, 10th November.
Day-to-day administration is carried out by the Treasurer, who is effectively the chief executive. He is advised as necessary by the Clerk, who is a lawyer.