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 2021

Officers and Council

Officers of the Association

Council Members

Elected Members

Ex-officio members

Minute Secretary

BASC Committees

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
Robin Marshall-Ball (BASC Council member)

Vice Chair
Dan Reynolds (Director, England)

Members
Sean Adamson (South West England)
Robert Lock (South East England)
Charlie Parkes (Central England)
Martin Price (Central England)

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

Secretariat
As delegated by the England Committee Vice Chair

Northern Ireland Committee

Chairman
Oliver McCullough (BASC Council member)

Vice Chair
Tommy Mayne (Director, Northern Ireland)

Members
Jaimie Dick
Rosemary Fleming
John Hetherington
Biff Keenan
Lionel Knobbs
Davy McBride
Alan Morrow
Theo Nugent
Ian Stewart

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

Secretariat
As delegated by the Northern Ireland Committee Vice Chair

Scotland Committee

Chair
TBC

Vice Chair
Colin Shedden (Director, Scotland)

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

Ex-officio members

Eoghan Cameron (BASC Chairman)
Ian Bell (Chief Executive)

Secretariat
As delegated by the Scotland Committee Vice Chair

Wales Committee

Chair
Richard Garner Williams (BASC Council member)

Vice Chair
Steve Griffiths (Director, Wales)

Members
Elena Allen
Angela Charlton
Robert Croft MBE
Dr Kent Hill
Dr Mat Holloway
Gethin Jones
Martyn Jones
Harry Legge Bourke
Mike Sherman

Ex-officio members

Eoghan Cameron (BASC Chairman)
Ian Bell (Chief Executive)

Secretariat
As delegated by the Wales Committee Vice Chair

Deer Management Committee

Chair
Carl Woodall (BASC Council member)

Vice Chair
Martin Edwards (Head of Deer Management)

Members
Dr Al Gabriel (BASC Council member)
Richard Garner Williams (BASC Council member)
John Hetherington
Sam Thompson
John Thornley OBE

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

Secretariat
As delegated by the Deer Management Committee Vice Chair

Wildfowling Liaison Committee

Chair
Chris Barker (BASC Council member)

Vice Chair
James Green (Head of Wildfowling)

Members

Peter Catling
George Downing
Graham Downing
Grant Evans
Ian Coghill (Co-opted BASC Council member)
Glynn Cook
Roy Hodsdon
Dr Mat Holloway
Jon-Paul Humberstone
Craig Jenkinson
Brian Johnson
Robin Marshall-Ball (BASC Council member)
Allan MacDonald
Alasdair Mitchell (BASC Council member)
Terry Neill
Robin Owen
Richard Playle
Mike Sherman
Jack Sykes
William Wykes

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

Secretariat
As delegated by the Wildfowling Liaison Committee Vice Chair

Report of the executive and finance committee and financial statements

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