BMC National Council

National Council acts as a representative body of the members, consulting with and constructively challenging the Board of Directors, and holding the Board to account on behalf of the members.

It represents the interests of the members to the Board, and provides an intermediary forum between the Board and the members, being consulted upon decisions by the Board in relation to membership and ensuring effective communications between the Board and the members.

Its voting membership comprises members of the Board of Directors and locally elected area representatives. Specialist committee chairs and independent directors can attend as observers, along with representatives from organisations who work closely with the BMC. National Council meets at least three times a year. 

The current members and observers are:

Voting members

BMC Board of Directors

Lynn Robinson President
Emma Flaherty Vice-President 
John Roberts Vice-President
Graham Richmond Honorary Treasurer
Dave Turnbull Chief Executive

BMC Area Representatives

Anthony Eccles & Dan Lane Cymru North Wales
Will Kilner & Steve Quinton Cymru South Wales
Mike Parsons & Fiona Sanders Lakes
Rik Payne & Chris Stone London & South East
Roger Fanner & Claudia Sarner Midlands
Mark Anstiss & Jon Punshon North East
Bill Beveridge & Carl Spencer North West
David Brown & Alison Cairns Peak
Helen Wilson & Philip Wilson South West
Andy Syme & Mick Green Yorkshire

Observers

BMC Specialist Committees

Dave Musgrove Access Management Group
Peter Salenieks Clubs Committee
Iain McKenzie Competitions Committee
Cressida Allwood Equity Steering Group
Iain Dickinson Finance & Audit Committee
Ian Carr Guidebook Committee
Iain McCallum Huts Group
Ian Parnell International Committee
Martin Wragg Land Management Group
Phillip Tootill Technical Committee
Andy Newton Training & Youth Committee

Other BMC Observers

Gareth Pierce Chair, BMC Board of Directors
Simon McCalla   Senior Independent Director
Matthew Bradbury Independent Director
Amanda Parshall Independent Director
Nick Colton BMC Deputy Chief Executive
Emma Flaherty / Lynn Robinson Women's Development Group

Other Organisations

Rich Emerson     Association of British Climbing Walls
  Mountain Training 
Jackie Bryson Plas y Brenin

Paper members

John Cousins Mountain Training UK
Mike Rosser Mountain Training Cymru
Guy Jarvis Mountain Training England

 

READ: National Council minutes & summary notes

 



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