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Management Council

The Guild is managed by a Council of 11, who are apppointed Directors of the Guild by Members at the Annual General Meeting (usually held in March), and are supported by the President and General Secretary.

The Directors are elected to represent the interests of Members, Friends and Retired Members of the Guild, deal with routine management matters and organise events of interest and value. The full Council typically meets four times a year at The Farmers Club in London in addition to holding one or more online meetings and attending the AGM.

The legal basis of the Guild as a Company Limited by Guarantee is detailed in the Articles of Association, which can be inspected here.

In addition, the Byelaws that define additional rules concerning membership and management of the Guild are available here.

The Guild Council's senior officers are the Chairman and Deputy Chairman, who each serve a two-year term, and the Honorary Treasurer.

Each Director/Council member serves a term of no more than three years before they must either stand down or seek re-election at an Annual General Meeting. Under a rule introduced in 2011, they may serve for another two years before compulsorily standing down for 12 months, after which they can seek re-election if they wish. Members can be invited to attend Council meetings in an advisory, non-executive role.

Honorary Members

The Council can bestow Honorary Membership on anyone who is not a Guild member but has been of special service to the Guild, such as President.

Fellows

A Fellowship (FBGAJ) honours members who have given the organisation outstanding support and service. The five longest-serving Fellows of the Guild are appointed Senior Fellows; they are entitled to receive Council meeting minutes and to attend Council meetings if they wish.

Senior Fellows Godfrey Brown, Denis Chamberlain, Eddie Gillanders, Peter Ryder, George Thomson

 

Council Members

Catherine Linch

Chairman
Telephone
: 01568 617620
 

Clive Rainbird

Treasurer and Charitable Trust liaison
Telephone
: 07971 119950
 

Mike Abram

Special Projects
Telephone
: 01223 226621
 

Ben Briggs

CPD Secretary
Telephone
: 01772 799429
 

Olivia Cooper

Events & Sponsorship
Telephone
: 01392 840009
 

Jane Craigie, FBGAJ

IFAJ Representative / Scottish Region Organiser
Telephone
: 01466 780078
 

Jamie Day

Awards Secretary
Telephone
: 01727 836924
 

Peter Hill, FBGAJ

Subscriptions Manager (non-executive member of Council)
Telephone
: 07739 287268
 

Liz Snaith, FBGAJ

Membership Secretary / Midlands Region secretary
Telephone
: 01743 344986
 

Caroline Stocks

Member Communications - Social Media
Telephone
: 07792 726487
 

Johann Tasker

Member Communications Secretary
Telephone
: 07967 634971
 

Ex-Officio

The work of the Management Council is supported by:

 

Nikki Robertson

General Secretary
Telephone
: 07584 022909
 

Lord Curry of Kirkharle CBE

President
 

Adrian Bell, FBGAJ

ENAJ Representative
Telephone
: 020 3637 6636
 

Geoff Dodgson, Reader in the Diocese of Ely

Honorary Chaplain
Telephone
: 07710 379561
 

Enquiries?

Nikki Robertson

07584 022909

gajsec@gmail.com

 

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