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Organisation & Executive Committee Members

Details of our committee members and officers

The Society’s policies and constitution are approved by the membership through the Annual General Meeting, as detailed in The Constitution. There is provision for Extraordinary General Meetings. The Society's affairs are directed by the Executive Committee of up to 15 members, including the three honorary officers, the President, Secretary and Treasurer and additional co-opted members. The Executive Committee meets on four occasions each year.


Secretariat services are provided by Tanya Phillips who will provide support to the Executive Committee and act as the initial point of contact for all internal and external enquiries to the society.

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Professor Thomas Scharf

Newcastle University

The President works with the BSG Administrator, the Society’s officers and its Executive Committee members to pursue the BSG’s strategic objectives and ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the Society. The President chairs the Society’s Executive Committee Meetings and its Annual General Meeting, and contributes, where appropriate, to other meetings and events hosted by BSG. The President liaises with the Society’s partner organisations and represents BSG in a number of fora, including meetings of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and the Academy of Social Sciences. The President and President Elect share responsibility for liaising with the local organising committee and BSG Conference Manager to ensure the success of the Society’s annual conferences. The President is responsible for meeting the Society’s GDPR duties.