BCA Council

The BCA has a National Council comprising 29 positions which are democratically elected by membership and have a vote on Council:

  • The Officers
  • Group/Club and Individual representatives
  • Regional Council and Constituent Body representatives

There are also numerous additional (non-voting) positions which are appointed annually by BCA Council to serve specific roles/functions.

With the exception of a few key administrative positions, all are staffed by passionate volunteers.

Volunteer to help shape the future of British Caving!

BCA Council meet at least three times per year to conduct the business of the BCA between General Meetings, to progress all of the BCA’s key objectives and facets, react to and explore new ways to benefit caving in the UK and better serve our members.

Election and operation of the BCA Council is set out in our Constitution.

Voting Positions

Executive Officers
ChairRostam Namaghi
SecretaryAidan Kuhlmann
TreasurerChris Bolton
Member Representatives
Group/Club (1)Jenny PotsIndividual Member (1)Andy Eavis
Group/Club (2)Aodhán Ó GabhannIndividual Member (2)Jess Brock
You can read more about the group representatives here, and Individual Representatives here
Regional Council and Constituent Body Representatives
Association of Caving InstructorsStephan NatynczukBritish Cave Rescue CouncilEmma Porter
British Cave Research AssociationJohn GunnOgofa Cymru/ Caving WalesAllan Richardson
Cave Diving GroupClaire CohenCouncil of Higher Education Caving ClubsTom Phillips
Council for the Northern Caving CommunityAndrew HindeCouncil of Southern Caving ClubsLinda Wilson
Derbyshire Caving AssociationMike HigginsDevon and Cornwall Underground CouncilDavid Jean
National Association of Mining History OrganisationSteve HoldingNational Caving Scout Active Support UnitTony Radmall
William Pengelly Cave Studies TrustRichard Vooght

Non-voting Positions

Working Group Convenors
Conservation & AccessRichard Vooght
Countryside Rights of Way (CRoW)
Publications & InformationZac Woodford
Qualifications Management CommitteeGeorge Plant
Training & EquipmentSteve Gray
Constitution & Governance
Youth & DevelopmentJono Lester
Additional Council-Appointed Positions
Artificial CaveKatie Eavis
British Caving LibraryJenny Potts
FSE RepresentativeAllan Richardson
Insurance ManagerJosh White
Library RepresentativeJenny Potts
Membership AdministratorKatie Eavis
Newsletter Editor
Safeguarding OfficerChris Boardman
Training AdministratorMary Wilde
UIS RepresentativeGed Campion

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