Committee Membership and Roles

The current committee comprises the following individuals together with their areas of responsibility as ratified at the last AGM:


Malcolm Hughes:

Role is to preside over meetings and to represent FoBBS at bonsai events.   Also the U.K. delegate to the European Bonsai Association.

Vice Chairman:

David Cheshire:

Role will be to deputise for the Chairman when necessary.

Company Secretary:

Denise Baum Pick

Liaises directly with Companies House on matters of administration and finance.  Also responsible for annual returns and membership/insurance.   Retains the role of co-ordinator for R.H.S. Shows involving bonsai.

General Secretary:

Judith Davison

Assisting with specific aspects of events including planning and implementation.

Regional Co-ordinator: David Cheshire Involved in establishing regional representation for societies.
New Talent Co-ordinator: Peter Fielding Setting up '‘New Talent' competitions on a regional basis; acquisition of material and selection of judges.
Co-opted member: Barry Walker Chairman, Friends of the National Bonsai Collection. Takes the role of minute secretary at Committee meetings
Speakers Book and Diary: (ex-officio) Keith Wilson Maintenance of the Speakers Book and their diary Diary
Web Master: (ex-officio) Nigel Wright Has been responsible for creating the new FoBBS website and continues to maintain and update it.
Administrator and Publicity: (ex-officio) Kath Hughes Non-committee role; primarily involved in generating and disseminating information, including the events diary. Is also a central point of communication for FoBBS.
The Committee Members would be a point of contact for those societies concerning a range of matters, including bringing together those societies which to combine in a venture e.g. putting on a bonsai event.