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Ben Lloyd, GW4BML

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Curriculum Vitae: I am an inspirational and results driven professional, who has entrepreneurial drive and the strong work ethic required to continuously exceed all tasks given. I would bring a strong sense of urgency, responsibility and accountability to any project undertaken. I am Chair of the ‘Mike-Whiskey’ amateur radio group based in Wales. We have organised successful gatherings, radio days, support for new amateurs and helped members start RSGB contesting. I am also heavily involved in activating and chasing SOTA and help our local Welsh group by organising meets, so all members and friends put a face to a name.

Personal Statement: I have been involved at board level as a Secretary and Vice Chairman with over 8+ years of experience in a previous volunteering organisation I belonged to. After taking a few years out to spend time with my new-born lovely little baby girl and partner – I believe its time I began using my experience and skills by helping another organisation I have connections with. I have been an amateur radio SWL for 15+ years and licensed for a further 3 years. I believe by joining the Board, I can make a more significant contribution to the society and its role in protecting and promoting amateur radio, as well as providing relevant services to its membership.

Being a Key Account Executive for a rather large company, I have significant commercial experience mainly gained from senior sales positions in the electronics sector globally. My experience though is not limited to sales – I have gained substantial understanding of other functions such as Marketing .. IT .. Customer Service and Technical backgrounds.

The G4 call-sign was available for me to purchase after passing my full exam from Ofcom over a year ago. I was M7BML, 20BML and wanted the prefix BML – this meant something personal to me. The only route to take was the G4BML route, so here I am! I’m young, very enthusiastic and would like to use my skills to support the RSGB board and its members in the future!


Richard Horton, G4AOJ
Philip Sandell, G4HQB
Philip Catterall, G4OBK
Brian Jones, GW6ZYI
GW Peck, G4OIG
TG Jeacock, G0EZY
Fraser Wenseth, MM0EFI
HI Evans, GI0AZB
Allan Jones, GW4VPX


Paul Nicholls, M0PVN

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Curriculum Vitae:

LLB (Hons) : Law
MA: Theology

Post Graduate

Admitted as Solicitor
Admitted as Barrister (non-practising)
Higher Rights Solicitor-Advocate
Associate; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Accredited Commercial Mediator

Committee / Board Work

Previous Chair; MASS (Motor Accident Solicitors Society) – current board member
Previous Chair of Governors Turves Green Primary School
Previous Committee member; MARS (Midland Amateur Radio Society)
Previous Church Leader / committee member: Christian Life Church
Previous Chair; Birmingham Law Society PI Group
Current Senior Partner; Nicholls Brimble Bhol
IT / WORD literate

Personal Statement: I have been an avid radio enthusiast for 45 years, I was an SWL at the age of ten, fixing and using old military equipment. I hold a full licence.

I have been an active member of my local radio club for some years and helped for some time with activities and exams.

As a practicing lawyer, I have helped scores of amateurs with their legal problems, some radio related and some general legal queries.

I was chair of a national legal group and am still an active member of that board, I routinely advise and have advised boards of some multi-national companies on legal matters of all kinds.

Being a lawyer, I understand legislation and the black print of law well, so am well placed to advise on matter of law. As a commercial mediator, I am trained to handle conflict so believe I can bring more than just enthusiasm to the table,

I believe I have the soft, practical skills – and age (I am 55) to be enthusiastic at promoting the best interests of the RSGB.

My role would always be to consider the rights and best interests of members of the RSGB, and to put these first. I’m a team player who always likes to be involved and wants to see things done. I’m experienced and trained enough to cut through waffle, and understand quickly the practical issues of problems.

I would love to be able to offer my skillset top assist the RSGB and its members.


Daniel Smith, 2E0LNE
Darryl Parkes, 2E0FXJ
Alan Bailey, M0IQM
Peter Davies, M6PDJ
John Storey, G8SH
John Harrison, G0UBE
Tony Walker, M3LTV
Nick Major, G0HFL
Terence Stack, M0KKO
Stephen Vickers, M0SSV


Leonard John Paget, GM0ONX

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Curriculum Vitae: I am a retired Lighting Engineer and former Fellow of the Institution of Lighting Professionals and Incorporated Engineer.

I have been a RSGB volunteer since 2003 having held the posts of Deputy Regional Manager, Regional Manager, Planning Advisory Committee Chair, Company Secretary and Director. I play and active part in my local club being its exam secretary, trainer, Committee Member and Trustee as it is a registered charity.

My main radio interests are homebrew construction, HF and VHF ‘ragchewing’ and describe myself as a lazy DXer. I also take part in the occasional club contest and activating Special Event Stations.

Personal Statement: In the past I have been the Board Liaison for the reunification of RAYNET, the early stages of Brickworks, the Platinum Jubilee Celebration, the 2022 Commonwealth Games, the Regional Team and contributor to projects lead by other Directors. On air abuse, poor operating standards and jamming is something many radio amateurs have been adversely affected by. Unfortunately, a Freedom of Information request confirmed by our own online request for examples of properly documented reports to Ofcom showed that there were less than half a dozen reports in recent years. We all know the problem is much bigger than, but Ofcom have indicated their wish for reports to come directly from those affected and not via the RSGB. In 2022 I visited Ofcom’s Listening Station at Baldock to help get a better understanding of Ofcom capabilities and what information they require before they will take enforcement action. It was confirmed that compared to the old Radiocommunications Agency they have a much lighter touch to enforcement. Following the meeting, Ofcom have agreed to update their advice on their website and make reporting simpler and their performance measurable. I am also currently a member of a review group looking at the governance of the RSGB with view to making it more accountable to its members and incorporating many of lessons learned after Covid. The year ahead is going to be a difficult one for the RSGB and its members and we must ensure best value for money for our members.


Stewart Bryant, G3YSX
Charlie Morrison, GI4FUE
John Mattocks, G4TEQ
Nick Totterdell, G4FAL
Ian Suart, GM4AUP
Liz Cabban, GW0ETU
Catherine Clark, G1GQJ
Ian White, GM3SEK
Tony Miles, MM0TMZ
Glyn Jones, GW0ANA


There are three candidates for two elected Board Director roles. The decision who to vote for is entirely yours, but please do use your vote