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

Officers and Council

President Lord Dear KT QPM DL
Chairman Eoghan Cameron
Vice Chair Claire Sadler
Chief Executive Ian Bell
Registered Society Secretary Angela Davies
Legal Adviser, England & Wales Lachlan Nisbet
Legal Adviser, Scotland Peter Misselbrook
Legal Adviser, Northern Ireland R Gilmore
Elected Members:
Eoghan Cameron Chairman
Claire Sadler Vice Chair
Robin Marshall-Ball
Dr Al Gabriel
Ian Grindy
Oliver McCullough
Alasdair Mitchell
Professor Ann Mortimer
Cara Hutchens
Paul Shaw
Carl Woodall
Ian Coghill (Co-opted)
Ex-officio members:
Lord Geoffrey Dear President
Ian Bell Chief Executive
Christopher Graffius Executive Director of Communications & Public Affairs
Angela Davies Executive Director of Business Management
Steve Bloomfield Executive Director of Shooting & Operations
Caroline Bedell Executive Director of Conservation
Dan Reynolds Director, England
Tommy Mayne Director, Northern Ireland
Dr Colin Shedden Director, Scotland
Steve Griffiths Director, Wales
Minute secretary:
Sandra Forkin

BASC Committees 2019-2020

Chairman:  
 Oliver McCulloughBASC Council member
Members:  
 Ann MortimerBASC Council member
 Alasdair MitchellBASC Council member
 Robin Marshall-BallBASC Council member
Ex-Officio members:  
 Ian BellChief Executive
 Angela DaviesExecutive Director of Business Management
 Eoghan CameronBASC Chairman
 Claire SadlerBASC Vice Chair
Minute secretary:  
 Sandra Forkin 
 To be confirmed 
Members:  
 Ian BrethertonNorth West based
 David HildrithNorth East based
 Robert LockSussex based
 Robin Marshall-Ball 
 Charlie ParkesDerbyshire based
 Martin PriceShropshire based
 Sean Adamson 
 Stuart Woodward Central
BASC staff member:  
 Dan ReynoldsDirector, England
Ex-Officio members:  
 Eoghan CameronBASC Chairman
 Ian Bell
Chief Executive
Secretarial support:  
 Dan ReynoldsDirector, England
Minute Secretary:  
 As delegated by the Director, England 
Chairman:  
 Oliver McCulloughBASC Council member
Members:  
 John Thornley 
 John Hetherington 
 Alan Morrow 
 Rosemary Fleming 
 Trevor Rushe 
 Jim Buchanon 
 David Campbell 
 Andy Owens 
BASC staff member:  
 Tommy MayneDirector, Northern Ireland
Ex-Officio members:  
 Eoghan CameronBASC Chairman
 Ian BellChief Executive
Secretarial support:  
 Tommy MayneDirector, Northern Ireland
Minute Secretary:  
 As delegated by the Director, Northern Ireland 
Chair:  
 Cara HutchensBASC Council member
Members:  
 David Stewart 
 Alisdair Troup 
 Graeme Dalby 
 Mike Holliday 
 Mike Hardy 
 Alan Marshall 
 Mhairi Morriss 
 Rory Kennedy 
 Calvert McKibbin 
BASC staff member:  
 Dr Colin SheddenDirector, Scotland
Ex-Officio members:  
 Eoghan CameronBASC Chairman
 Ian BellChief Executive
Secretarial support:  
 Dr Colin SheddenDirector, Scotland
Minute Secretary:  
 As delegated by the Director, Scotland 
Chairman:  
 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 GriffithsDirector, Wales
Ex-Officio members:  
 Eoghan CameronBASC Chairman
 Ian BellChief Executive
Secretarial support:  
 Steven GriffithsDirector, Wales
Minute Secretary:  
 As delegated by the Director, Wales & Sporting Services 
Chairman:  
 Carl Woodall 
Members:  
 John Thornley  
   
BASC staff member:  
 Martin EdwardsHead of Deer Management
Ex-Officio members:  
 Eoghan CameronBASC Chairman
 Ian BellChief Executive
Secretarial support:  
 Martin EdwardsHead of Deer Management
Minute Secretary:  
 Martin EdwardsHead of Deer Management
Chairman:  
 Alasdair Mitchell 
Members:  
 Ian CoghillCo-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 CameronBASC Chairman
 Ian Bell
Chief Executive
Secretarial support:  
 James Green 
Minute Secretary:  
 Jo Hughes 

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