BERA Council is supported by a number of standing committees and steering groups who are tasked with actioning the decisions of BERA Council.
BERA Council is made up of the following:
The President who is elected for a period of two years as President, and two years as Vice-President on either side of their presidency.
The Vice-President. who is elected for a period of two years as President, and two years as Vice-President on either side of their presidency.
The Treasurer works with the Executive Director in ensuring that the Association is financially compliant with all responsibilities pertaining to Companies House, Charity Commission and HMRC. The Treasurer’s role is important in helping to set and guide a long term financial strategy, and mitigating any financial risks posed to the Association.
Elected members: Each year, the Association invites members to consider standing for an elected position to the Council: there are up to twelve positions available and six co-opted vacancies for specific responsibilities. Once elected to Council, successful applicants also take on the responsibilities of acting as a Trustee of the Association. Elected members are encouraged to choose a standing committee for which they feel they could bring their skills and expertise to, these are:
- Conference & Events Committee
- Engagement Committee
- Finance & Operations Committee
- Publications Committee
Each committee has specific authority to manage various activities of the Association as delegated by BERA Council and the strategic priorities set by Council.
In March 2017, the membership elected four following new members to BERA Council: Mhairi Beaton, Gabrielle Ivinson, Erica Joslyn and John Leach; they join Paul Connolly and Viv Baumfield who were co-opted on to Council in January 2017.
BERA would like to thank the following members who stepped down in 2017 for their many contributions and efforts in sustaining the strategic goals for the Association: David James, Felicity Wikeley, Mark Priestley, Liz Todd and Marilyn Leask.
If you would be interested in joining BERA Council, please email firstname.lastname@example.org