Our Council & Working Board

The council oversees the work of the REC's Chief Executive and Senior Leadership Team.

Council directors are appointed by being elected at the Annual General Meeting of the REC or by the Council itself during the course of the year as vacancies arise. One quarter of directors will stand down each year at the AGM, and any member can be nominated for election, in accordance with the REC’s articles.


REC council working board

The REC Council's Working board are directors elected to chair core areas of the REC's operation.

The working board is made up of the REC Chair, Joint Vice-chairs, Chair of Employment Policy Committee, Chair of Finance and Chair of the Professional Standards Committee.


Council members

Corporate Directors Jessica Williams
Christopher Moore (Chairman) Paul Sharpe
Jeanette Barrowcliffe Michelle Mellor
Jacqueline Hilton Sarah Hopkins
Rebekah Handford
Diane Martyn
IRP Directors
Sarah Thewlis
Paul Jacobs
Simon Conington
Neeti Gupta
Karen Davison-Renouf
Louise Hewett
Aidan Anglin
Mark Edwards
Tim Jacob
Heather Salway
Gary Wilson
Mark Channon

REC council elections

Elections for REC Council vacancies take place every year. All REC and IRP members are entitled to stand for council, provided they meet nomination criteria.

Council Elections are held online in the lead up to the REC’s Annual General Meeting. REC members are entitled to vote for vacant corporate director positions, and IRP members can vote for individual director positions.


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