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||Penny Bryant||End of the AGM in 2022|
|Gina Lopes||End of the AGM in 2020|
|Catherine Moore||End of the AGM in 2019|
|Midlands||Peter Young||End of the AGM in 2019|
|Alan Mellor||End of the AGM in 2020|
|Tracey Broughton||End of the AGM in 2022|
|North||Adam Keppel-Green||End of the AGM in 2020|
|Helen Watson||End of the AGM in 2022|
|Michael King||End of the AGM in 2019|
|South East||Hugh Peacocke||End of the AGM in 2020|
|Val Taylor||End of the AGM in 2022|
|Steven Trice||End of the AGM in 2019|
|South West||David Martin||End of the AGM in 2020|
|Lance Allan||End of the AGM in 2022|
|Tracey Rowe||End of the AGM in 2019|
|Wales||Edward Humphreys||End of the AGM in 2022|
|Helena Fox||End of the AGM in 2019|
|Katherine Owen||End of the AGM in 2020|
In addition to the 18 Directors; the Society President, Chief Executive, as well as the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the National Forum and Honorary Vice Presidents, 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 Michael King and the current Vice Chairman is Steve Trice.