The Society - Presidents & Chairs

Presidents & Chairs

In 1991 a change to the Constitution saw the creation of the office of Chairman to replace the President at business meetings. The post of President thus became one of an ‘honorary’ position.

There was a major change to the Devon Birds Constitution in 1973 when a Council was established for administration purposes. Prior to this, all business was conducted at General Meetings of the Society. These meetings were chaired by the President of the day. The first Council meeting was held on 22 September 1973 and the President continued to take the chair until 1991. This was the year a further change to the Constitution saw the creation of the office of Chairman to replace the President at business meetings. The post of President thus became one of an ‘honorary’ position.

Past and Present Presidents

Past and Present Chairs

1929–1945 Dr Ernest Ward 1991–1993 Roger Swinfen
1946–1953 S D Gibbard 1994–1995 Cedric Marsh
1954–1963 H G Hurrell MBE 1996–1998 Peter Goodfellow
1964–1968 E H Ware 1999–2001 Eileen Marsh
1969–1970 Tony Soper 2002–2003 Gordon Vaughan
1971–1972 Ivor Hamilton 2004–2006 Jon Avon
1973–1980 S G Madge MBE 2006–2009 Roger Doble
1981–1986 Humphrey Sitters 2009–2012 Michael Tyler
1987–1990 Peter Ellicott 2012–2016 George Harris
1991–1994 Robin Khan MBE 2016–2017 Kevin Cox
1995–2003 Dr Janet Kear OBE 2017–2018 Jerry Tallowin
2004 No President elected 2018–2021 Shaw Edwards
2005–2015 John Waldon 2021– Nick Armstrong
2019- Nick Baker

 

Song Thrush by Steve Hopper at South Brent Gallery photo of Song Thrush by Steve Hopper

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