The Board is the main policy-making body of the Society and sets and monitors the Society’s budgets. It receives reports from the Chief Executive, other officers, and National Forum, and takes action as appropriate. It supports the Chief Executive and issues instructions to the Chief Executive including any delegated powers.
The Board comprises of 18 directors who are directly elected by members. Three directors are elected from each of six regions to ensure that all geographic areas are represented.
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The role of the Directors is to represent, protect, and further the interests of the Society. They should engage with members in their region and reflect the views of those members at Board meetings. Directors must be full members of the Society and must be employed in the region from which they are elected.
The normal period of office is four years, but to provide an overlap in future, the term of office of the initial Directors has been staggered over two, three and four years.
|Region||Director||Term Expiry Date|
|East||Carol Smy||Jan 2021|
|Gina Lopes||Jan 2019|
|Catherine Moore||Jan 2020|
|Midlands||Peter Young||Jan 2020|
|Alan Mellor||Jan 2021|
|Tracey Broughton||Jan 2019|
|North||Adam Keppel-Green||Jan 2021|
|Alan Blakeley||Jan 2019|
|Michael King||Jan 2020|
|South East||Linda Hedley||Jan 2021|
|Val Taylor||Jan 2019|
|South West||David Martin||Jan 2021|
|Paula Heath||Jan 2019|
|Tracy Rowe||Jan 2020|
|Wales||Edward Humphreys||Jan 2019|
|Helena Fox||Jan 2020|
|Katherine Owen||Jan 2021|
In addition to the 18 Directors, the Society President, Chief Executive, plus the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the National Forum may attend Board meetings in a non-voting capacity.
The Board elects its Chairman and Vice Chairman each year at the first meeting of the Board after the Society’s AGM. The Chairman and Vice Chairman may not hold the post for more than two consecutive years.
The current Chairman of the Board is Katherine Owen and the current Vice Chairman is Michael King.