Eoghan Cameron, BASC Chairman

The role of Council member is a demanding one in terms of time and responsibilities. While it is a significant undertaking, you can be assured that it is challenging and rewarding in equal measure.

Council is the board and strategic decision-making fulcrum of BASC. It is charged with setting strategy and policy, while operational execution is delegated to the chief executive. Ultimate responsibility for the direction and sound running of the association resides with Council.

At a time when shooting and the inextricable conservation benefits face threats on multiple fronts, Council is a hot, fast-paced kitchen for cool, strategic heads.

As the UK’s most broad-shouldered shooting and conservation organisation, BASC leads from the front on a sector-wide basis. We do, however, recognise the great value of strategic alliances. No single voice, however loud, has the same potency as multiple voices with shared strategic goals. Thus, Council members have a unique opportunity to shape not only the direction of BASC, but that of the entire sector.

BASC is committed to safeguarding the continuation of shooting for generations to come. This is a formidable task towards which Council members have the privilege to make a lasting contribution. We do not take this lightly, but it is certainly one of the most rewarding aspects of the role.

Elections are held each year for one or more seats on Council and seats are also reserved for representatives of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Council meets ten times a year and elected members serve a five-year term and may be elected for an extra term. There is also scope to co-opt Council members.

Each elected Council member is a de facto non-executive director (NED) of BASC. The NED skills and experience to be gained by serving a term on Council are of considerable value in business and in the eyes of many employers. In this regard, BASC Council’s requirement for skilled, high-calibre individuals is no different to that of any other top-tier organisation and vice-versa.

Eoghan Cameron,
BASC Chairman

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BASC Annual review 2020

Officers and Council

Officers of the Association

Council Members

Elected Members

Ex-officio members

Minute Secretary

BASC Committees 2019-2020

Executive and Finance Committee

Chairman
Oliver McCullough (BASC Council member)

Members
Ann Mortimer (BASC Council member)
Alasdair Mitchell (BASC Council member)
Robin Marshall-Ball (BASC Council member)

Ex-Officio members
Ian Bell (Chief Executive)
Angela Davies (Executive Director of Business Management)
Eoghan Cameron (BASC Chairman)
Claire Sadler (BASC Vice Chair)

Minute secretary
Sandra Forkin

England Committee

Chair
TBC

Members
Ian Bretherton (North West based)
David Hildrith (North East based)
Robert Lock (Sussex based)
Robin Marshall-Ball
Charlie Parkes (Derbyshire based)
Martin Price (Shropshire based)
Sean Adamson
Stuart Woodward (Central)

BASC staff member
Dan Reynolds (Director, England)

Ex-officio members
Eoghan Cameron (BASC Chairman)
Ian Bell (Chief Executive)

Secretarial support
Dan Reynolds (Director, England)

Minute secretary
As delegated by the Director, England

Northern Ireland Committee

Chairman
Oliver McCullough (BASC council member)

Members
John Thornley
John Hetherington
Alan Morrow
Rosemary Fleming
Trevor Rushe
Jim Buchanon
David Campbell
Andy Owens

BASC staff member
Tommy Mayne (Director, Northern Ireland)

Ex-officio members
Eoghan Cameron (BASC Chairman)
Ian Bell (Chief Executive)

Secretarial support
Tommy Mayne (Director, Northern Ireland)

Minute secretary
As delegated by the Director, Northern Ireland

Scotland Committee

Chair
TBC

Members
David Stewart
Alisdair Troup
Graeme Dalby
Mike Holliday
Mike Hardy
Alan Marshall
Mhairi Morriss
Calvert McKibbin

BASC staff member
Dr Colin Shedden (Director, Scotland)

Ex-officio members
Eoghan Cameron (BASC Chairman)
Ian Bell (Chief Executive)

Secretarial support
Dr Colin Shedden (Director, Scotland)

Minute secretary
As delegated by the Director, Scotland

Wales Committee

Chair
TBC

Members
Elena Allen
Robert Croft MBE
Richard Garner Williams
Dr Kent Hill
Matt Holloway
Harry Legge Bourke
Pam Morris
Mike Sherman
Helena Venables

BASC staff member
Steven Griffiths (Director, Wales)

Ex-officio members
Eoghan Cameron (BASC Chairman)
Ian Bell (Chief Executive)

Secretarial support
Steven Griffiths (Director, Wales)

Minute secretary
As delegated by the Director, Wales

Deer stalking Committee

Chair
Carl Woodall

Members
John Thornley

BASC staff member
Martin Edwards (Head of Deer Management)

Ex-officio members
Eoghan Cameron (BASC Chairman)
Ian Bell (Chief Executive)

Secretarial support
Martin Edwards (Head of Deer Management)

Minute secretary
Martin Edwards (Head of Deer Management)

Wildfowling Committee

Chair
Alasdair Mitchell

Members
Ian Coghill (Co-opted BASC Council member)
Robin Marshall-Ball (BASC Council member)
Peter Catling
Craig Jenkinson
Matt Holloway
George Downing
Graham Downing
Jon-Paul Humberstone
Terry Neill
Brian Johnson
Allen Musselwhite
Glyn Cook
Mike Sherman
Roy Hodsdon
Robin Owen
Grant Evans
William Wykes
Paul Culley
Allan MacDonald
Richard Playle
Peter Nichols

BASC staff member
James Green

Ex-officio members
Eoghan Cameron (BASC Chairman)
Ian Bell (Chief Executive)

Secretarial support
James Green

Minute secretary
Jo Hughes

Report of the executive and finance committee and financial statements

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