Assembly of Representatives

What is the Assembly of Representatives?

The Assembly of Representatives (Assembly) is our professionally focused forum, influencing our governing boards and committees, as well as acting as an adviser to our Board of Trustees and an ambassador for our members.

Who are the representatives?

The 32 Assembly representatives are elected from our members within the regions, Special Interest Groups (SIGs) and the student community. A proportion of the representatives are elected annually by nomination (either self-nomination or by a peer) and then a representative chosen by secret ballot by their peers.

What do they do?

The Assembly supports the regions, branches, SIGs and student community, providing them with opportunities to bring forward topics and professional issues that they consider to be important and current for further consideration.

In addition to its important debating and influencing role, the Assembly also oversees and approves all the appointments to our Governance Structure (Board of Trustees, Risk and Audit Committee, Professional Standards and Policy Committee and the Qualifications Standards Committee).


A third of the Assembly of Representatives will stand down at the end of December each year and we will recruit for those positions in the preceding summer.

Nominations for the following regions and SIG's open will open 26 August 2016:

  • International SIG
  • East Midlands Region
  • West Midlands Region
  • Scotland Region
  • Education & Research SIG

Further details can be found at Recruitment of Assembly.

Current Assembly

Jonathan Hayes,  
  Deputy Chair
Jonathan Hayes,
Mike Bailey, 
  Cymru Wales region
Peter Bird,
Mark Elliott,  
East of England region
Julian Halls,
Daniel Bayles,  
  East Midlands region
Matt Daft,
Andy Statham,  
Education and Research SIG
Natalie Barrow, 
  International SIG
Sarah Johns,
Alan Page,  
London region
Steve Miller,
Peter Brown, 
  Northern Ireland region
Steve Cooper,
Tom Crossan,  
North East region
Tim Deveaux,
Les Milne, 
  North West region
Janette Pierce, 
Matthew Crouchley, 
Port Health SIG
John Ambrose,
Martin Walker, 
  Scotland region
Patrick Mackie,  
South East region
Alan Higgins,
David Foster, 
  South West region
Peter Archer,
Claire Turbutt, 
Brianna O'Malley,
Mark Vyse, 
  Yorkshire and Humber region
Mark Hodgson,
Gill Piggott, 
West Midlands region
Charles Yarnold,
David Holmes,  
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