At the June National Council meeting, Yorkshire Area Rep Andy Syme was elected as Deputy President of the BMC, to work with the President in leading National Council in the delivery of its functions up to the 2020 AGM.
The Deputy President’s role will cover some of the non-Board duties previously covered by BMC Vice-Presidents, and when deputising for the President, will have the power of authority that the President would normally have in non-Board duties.
As well as deputising for the President, the function of the Deputy President is to complement the President role, bringing a different perspective, and a complementary set of attributes and qualities.
Andy’s love of the outdoors started on long walks with the family in the Yorkshire Dales, Lakes and Scotland, but he fell in love with mountaineering aged 12 on a family visit to Canada when he ‘wandered off’ up the Saskatchewan Glacier. Over 30 years later, he is still an active climber and mountaineer.
Andy versus Almscliff - no contest!
Andy has climbed in the UK, USA, Africa, Alps and Himalayas. Despite still seeing himself as a trad and ice climber, he probably spends more time bouldering, indoors and out, than anything else, though he does get away for a pure ice week abroad every year.
He has represented the Yorkshire Area on National Council since 2017. He was instrumental in amending the Articles of Association in 2018 and is the Governance Workstream Lead in the Organisational Development Group.
During the day he is the General Manager of a small IT firm providing software to GPs and the NHS in Primary Care. Prior to that he was an officer in the British Army and then a manager in the NHS.
Get involved with the BMC Organisational Review
WATCH: The BMC Organisational Review report launch at Kendal
REPORTS: Read the organisational review reports
DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT: Read the report
DOWNLOAD THE REPORT SUMMARY: Read the report summary
DOWNLOAD THE ONE PAGE REPORT: Read the one page report
DOWNLOAD THE MEMBER SURVEY REPORT: Read the member survey report
DOWNLOAD THE LOCAL AREAS BRIEFING PAPER: Read the briefing paper
DOWNLOAD THE AMENDED RECOMMENDATIONS REPORT: Read the recommendations report
DISCUSS: At your local BMC area meeting
MEET: Ray Wigglesworth and the BMC Organisational Review Group
READ: Terms of Reference of the Organisational Review
UPDATE: January 2018 Organisational Review Group update
UPDATE: September 2017 Organisational Review Group update
UPDATE: August 2017 Organisational Review Group update
UPDATE: July 2017 Organisational Review Group update
UPDATE: June 2017 Organisational Review Group update
UPDATE: May 2017 Organisational Review Group update
READ: Minutes of recent BMC National Council meetings
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