Board of Directors

The RSGB Board plays an important role in the strategic direction of the Society

The Board usually comprises the President, four directly elected Directors and three Directors who are identified by the Nominations Committee and endorsed by the membership.

Each Board Director has a liaison role between the Board and specific aspects of the Society’s work.

The General Manager also has operational responsibilities.

We hope that Members will be able to use this as a guide to help them know who to contact if they have questions, concerns or ideas about any areas of the Society’s activities.

You can contact each Board Director, and the General Manager, via the email address shown by their name.


John McCullagh, GI4BWM


President’s responsibilities: Emergency communications liaison, IARU Head of Delegation


Stewart Bryant, G3YSX
Board Chair


Board liaison responsibilities: Contest Support Committee, HF Contest Committee, Nominations Committee, Publications, RSGB trophies, Social diversity, Technical Forum, VHF Contest Committee

Tony Miles, MM0TMZ


Board liaison responsibilities: EMC Committee, Propagation Studies Committee, Regional Team

Paul Nicholls, M0PVN


Board liaison responsibilities: Amateur Radio Direction Finding (ARDF), Amateur Radio on the International Space Station (ARISS), Convention, Professional bodies, Special interest groups

Len Paget, GM0ONX


Board liaison responsibilities: Awards, Emerging Technology Coordination Committee (ETCC), Operating Advisory Service (OAS), Planning Advisory Committee

Ben Lloyd, GW4BML


Board liaison responsibilities: More information coming soon…

David Wilson, M0OBW


Board liaison responsibilities: Accessibility liaison, Beyond Exams, Examination standards, GB2CW, Exams and Syllabus Review Group (ESRG), Youth

The Honorary Treasurer, Company Secretary and General Manager are not Directors, but are in attendance at Board meetings.

Stephen Purser, GW4SHF
Company Secretary



Steve Thomas, M1ACB
General Manager


General Manager responsibilities: HQ staff, News (including GB2RS), Membership, Exam administration, Finance, RSGB National Radio Centre (NRC), Communications, Convention, Marketing, Ofcom liaison, Publications, Archivist

Chris Wood, GD6TWF
Honorary Treasurer




Board responsibilities

Board directors and executives have a responsibility to—

  • Set strategic aims and provide leadership to achieve them

  • Establish policies and monitor their implementation

  • Require clearly defined delegated responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Review operations, key controls, compliance, audits and risk assessments

  • Ensure team issues are addressed and that relevant policies and decisions are communicated effectively



Strategy 2022 identified eight priorities: Growth, Spectrum, Participation, Research, Diversity, Membership, Recognition and Organisation.

We want to encourage initiatives which bring together the expertise of our Committees, Honorary Officers and Regional Teams, while ensuring that what we do across the organisation addresses our Strategic Priorities.

By doing this we will ensure that the considerable time and effort given by all our volunteers will be amplified for the future benefit of amateur radio as a whole.