Membership of the NBRIA Executive consists of voting members and co-opted members.

President (appointed by the Bishops' Conference) - Bishop Marcus Stock
Chair (elected at the AGM) - Fr Jonathan Veasey
Vice Chair - Bernard Stuart
Secretary - Dcn Paul Mannings
Treasurer - Vicky Hummell
Board of Studies Representative - Fr Des Seddon
Province Representatives (elected by membership in provinces)
Co-opted members (appointed by the Executive)
Ex-officio members:
     Chief Executive of the Catholic Education Service - Paul Barber
     CESEW RE Adviser - Philip Robinson
     Co-ordinator of Catholic Project - Vicky Hummell

The Purpose of the NBRIA Executive is to provide leadership; be the voice of the Association; negotiate with external agencies on behalf of the Association; organise conference, AGM and other meetings; implement the business of the Association.


Eligibility for office - three years membership of the association

Term - terms of service are for 3 years (no member of the Executive shall serve for more than two consecutive terms in the same office)

Roles and Responsibilities
Chair - coordinating meetings and the work of NBRIA
Secretary - minutes of the Executive and full NBRIA meetings, correspondence
Treasurer - finance of NBRIA (subscriptions etc) and conferences

Election of Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Board of Religious Studies will take place at the AGM - 1 vote per diocese. The cycle of elections is: Year A - Chair, Board of Studies Rep; Year B - Vice Chair, Province Reps; Year C - Secretary, Treasurer.

Provinces and groups are responsible for electing their representatives and reporting the outcome to the Executive and subsequent AGM. Where an interest group (Adult/Parish, Schools, Special Needs) is not represented by an office or province rep, then the groups(s) elected a representative as above. In the event of a vacancy arising mid-term an election should take place and the elected person should serve for the remainder of the term.

AGM - autumn
Conference - in-service for membership - held in spring
Interest groups - groups arrange and service their own meetings, reporting to the Executive through executive member of the group
Working groups - established through offices of the association, meeting according to need, arranging and servicing their own meeting, and reporting to the Executive through the executive member of the group.

Role of representatives is to arrange meetings of the group; to report from those meetings to the Executive; to inform the group of the actions and plans of the Executive.