National Officers and Council

Council is Voice’s ruling and policy-making body. Members are elected by the union’s membership. Council members also serve on Voice’s various Committees.

2018-2019 Council

National Officers

President: Chris Wilson

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I have been a committed trade unionist since age 17 (a long time ago now),  and I have represented Northern Ireland Voice members on National Council, and have served on a number of national committees,  including: Events, Volunteers and (as Vice President), Employment and Personnel and Finance Committee as well as serving alongside other National Officer colleagues.

I re-established the Northern Ireland Executive Committee, and currently chair the same. I also support Voice members as the Hon. Field Officer in Northern Ireland, a role I combine with church ministry (in a lovely rural setting) and part-time tutoring (mainly History) and various bits and pieces of  other trade union work as presidential and professional responsibilities allow.

Immediate Past President: Geraldine Everett

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I have been actively involved in our union since 1988 and have served as a Council Member for England and twice before as National Chairman. I also chair the Employment and Personnel Committee and serve on the Volunteers’ Committee and Finance Committee as well as being a member of the Federation and Joint City Secretary for Voice in Leicester and an Honorary Field Officer.

Vice President: Melynda Standring

Honorary Secretary: Yvonne Johns

Honorary Treasurer: Margaret Volpé

General Secretary: Deborah Lawson

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Other members of Council

England Representatives:

Teresa Bottomley

Kaisra Khan

Christine Moody

Viv Parkinson

Peter Taylor

Ian Toone

Kay-Lesley Hallam Black

Joy Rowley

Michael Barton

Valerie Ross

Angie Rutter

More about the England Executive Committee (EEC)

Scotland Representative:

Caroline MacDonald

More about the Scotland Executive Committee (SEC)

Wales Representatives:

Nick Griffin

More about the Wales Executive Committee (WEC)

Northern Ireland Representative:

Tina Campbell

More about the Northern Ireland Executive Committee (NIEC)