A view of Marford Mill from a bird's eye view
A view of Marford Mill from a bird's eye view

Governance and structure

BASC is a membership organisation with a president, chairman, an elected board (BASC Council), a chief executive, and more than 100 staff members.

BASC Council members are democratically elected from, and by, BASC members.


13 elected Council members
134 staff
Eight regional offices and HQ
150,000 members
1,200 affiliated clubs and registered shooting syndicates 


BASC’s structure and operations were modelled on that of a wildfowling club but since changing from Wildfowlers’ Association for Great Britain and Ireland (WAGBI) to BASC in 1981, it now reflects the widening remit protecting and promoting all forms of shooting.

The elected BASC Council members cover all shooting disciplines and what binds them together is the shared desire to protect and promote all forms of shooting.

Council members bring a mix of skills and experience gained from working or volunteering in the shooting and non-shooting sectors.

The BASC Council is responsible for setting strategy and policy, while operational execution is delegated to the chief executive. 

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 one extra term. There is also scope to co-opt Council members. All elected Council members are non-executive directors of BASC.

BASC is committed to safeguarding the continuation of shooting for generations to come, and Council members have a significant and highly rewarding role to play in this endeavour. 

BASC Direct Limited

BASC Direct Limited (registered in Wales no. 09113296) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the association.

BASC Council established this company to ensure that certain financial transactions relating to non-members can be easily identified, recorded and managed.

Like all companies, BASC Direct Limited operates under the Companies Acts. Directors are appointed by BASC Council and may vary from time to time.

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