THE KENNET & AVON CANAL TRUST
51st Annual General Meeting
8th June 2013 at 11.00 am at Bromham Social Centre, New Road, Bromham, Wiltshire, SN15 2JB
- Attendance & Apologies
- Welcome and introductions
- Minutes of the last meeting
- Matters arising
- Report from Trust Council – Rob Dean CMG, Chairman of the Trust Council
- Ordinary Resolutions:
- To receive and adopt the Council’s Report and Accounts for the year ended 31st December 2012.
- To elect Members to be Trustees:
i. David Copley and Daisy Mundy retire in accordance with Articles 50 and 51 of the Trust's Articles of Association. They, being eligible, offer themselves for re-election. (Note: The above persons make up the number of annual retirees required by Article 50 of the Trust’s Articles of Association.)
ii. Nominations for election to Trust Council have been received from Mr Tony Nares and Mr Richard Selvidge.
Close of formal business followed by open forum questions chaired by Trust President, Mr David Bruce.
A brief introduction to Members nominated for election as Trustees
David Copley is one of the many canal users who enjoy waterways from the towpath and trip boats. He has explored most waterways in Britain and many in Europe. Whilst working, David was a Chartered Member of the Institute of Logistics and Transport. He has now retired from his work as a passenger transport planner, initially for a public authority and later as a consultant, but retains his interest in most aspects of travel and transport.
David has been a Trust member since 1972. He joined the Reading Branch committee in 1974 and has been Branch Chairman for the past 5 years. He is a long standing member of Trust Council and now focuses on the seemingly boring but necessary items such as drafting the Trust response to Government consultation on waterway reorganisation and revising the Trust constitution.
David values the role of volunteers and was one of the members of the Newbury and Reading branches of the Trust who completely restored Bulls Lock in the 1970s. More recently he was heavily involved in volunteer assistance with operation of the Aldermaston Visitor Centre prior to transfer to franchisee operation and is now working to redevelop the Visitor Centre facilities following restoration of the buildings. He also arranges the annual waterway clean-up events in Reading.
Daisy Mundy is a serving officer in the Army and works as a Training Development Advisor in the Educational and Training Services (ETS) Branch. Having completed 24 years service, she is due to retire from the Army later this year and will be taking up a new job as a training consultant. She has an Honours Degree in Further Education and Training and a Master of Science in Computer Based Learning and Training. A keen boater, Daisy and her husband, Terry, have been joint members of the Trust for the last six years and have their own narrowboat moored in Devizes. Daisy was elected to Trust Council in 2011 and has since served as Company Secretary for both Trust Council and the Enterprise Board. Terry was elected to Trust Council in 2010 and has worked as the curator of the Devizes Museum for the last four years.
Tony Nares is a Chartered Accountant who has worked in the hospitality industry for over 30 years, including public company and board responsibilities with considerable experience of relationships with stakeholders and funders. He was Finance Director of the Company of Proprietors of the Stroudwater Canal from 2008 to 2012 and has been involved on the boards of other charitable organisations. He lives in Devizes adjacent to the canal.
Richard Selvidge has a broad range of business experience covering Sales, Operational Management and most recently Human Resources. He approached the Trust following the Volunteer Recruitment activity in late 2012 and has recently been co-opted onto the Trust Council. His interest in the Canal is as a walker/cyclist and occasional boater. Richard is in the process of getting around the various branches to better understand the organisation and is keen to use a fresh set of eyes and his experience to support the Trust in the future.