Branch officers

Any branch officer can be contacted via our Contact Us form.
Names in (brackets) are people temporarily covering the role as we seek someone to take the role on.

Post heldNameContact details
PresidentKeith Owersemail
Vice ChairmanMalcolm Crook01884 821927
Branch SecretaryJessica Leevia form
Treasurer &
Membership Secretary
Kim Orchardemail
Programme Secretary(Malcolm Crook)01884 821927
Education/TrainingDerek Evansvia form
Minutes SecretarySue Francombe
Bulk Buying Scheme
Derek Evansemail
MicroscopistJohn Knowles
Branch LibrarianGary Dufton
Committee MembersBill Hill
Nick Morse
Barbara Brannan
Gerry Hanley


Apiary ManagerBaruch Livneh
Assistant Apiary ManagerGerry Hanley
Apiary Sub-Committee MembersJohn Knowles
Bill Hill


Buzzette EditorJon Gubb
Webmaster(William Lines)


Programme SecretaryThis involves getting speakers for the winter programme and getting ideas from members as to what they would like to come to hear! Any additional meetings through the summer at the apiary could be organised if this was possible. It would also involve organising the Christmas dinner and possibly the summer BBQ for the branch.
Apiary Manager This involves overseeing the apiary and sub apiary committee members. They would be responsible for an audit of branch equipment and reporting to the committee at meetings. Ideally the Apiary Manager will also write a blog to inform members and to keep a historical record of Apiary activities .
Website ManagerThis needs someone to maintain the website, post events, stories and updates, and set up/swap email boxes for branch officers.
Asian Hornet coordinator This involves meeting up occasionally with other AHAT members from the other branches and setting up a team within the branch to enhance awareness and coordinate a response should an Asian Hornet be spotted in our area.