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The Photography Show

Meet the team

The Royal Photographic Society is led by our Board of Trustees and Council. They are supported by the staff team, who look after the day to day running of the organisation.

TRUSTEES AND COUNCIL

The RPS has a governing Council with 7 positions elected by the membership, and up to three co-opted members. This is also our Board of Trustees, responsible for our charitable objects and governance. They work with the staff and volunteers to oversee the running of the organisation.

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee please click here for more information.

For further information on governance, please click here.

President: Dr Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS

Alan has held leadership positions in a number of professional societies including as board member and president of the Society for Imaging Science & Technology serving on their nominations, audit and finance committees.

He has been a committee member of the Institute of Physics Printing and Graphics Science Group for the past 10 years, including a period as Chair.

He has been involved in the UK leadership of International Standards for Photography since 2005 and is a visiting academic to the School of Materials at the University of Manchester.

Janet Haines ARPS

Janet Haines

Janet’s career in sales, marketing and business relationship management in emerging markets, has inspired an interest in creating successful teams. She believes that a strong, open, honest management style delivers the best results and good staff relationships.

Over the past few years, Janet has used many of the skills she developed over her career in her RPS volunteer roles including Chair of the Digital Imaging Group (DIG), Joint Organiser of the Benelux Chapter and LRPS Assessor.

In the Netherlands, where she currently lives, Janet led the RPS Rockin’ Rotterdam project, in which 100+ individuals were tasked with photographing all 3000+ streets in the city. During her six-year tenancy of the DIG Chair role, the Group went from strength to strength, focusing on inspiring and educational new initiatives for the benefit of members.

Carol McNiven Young FRPS

Carol graduated in Economics at Nottingham University and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing. She worked in senior brand marketing roles in various divisions of Boots plc including the start-ups of Boots Opticians and Boots.com. She later moved into the education sector developing additional skills in development and fundraising and was Marketing and Development Director at two schools before becoming a senior education marketing consultant until her recent retirement.

Originally from the north-east of England, Carol lives in Nottinghamshire where she is also active in her local photographic society, is a regional judge and gives lectures.

Simon Hill FRPS

Simon Hill

Joining the RPS as a teenager, Simon progressed through the Society’s distinctions before graduating from St Martins School of Art.  Today, he divides his professional time between being an award-winning professional editorial and documentary photographer and designing museum and gallery exhibitions in the UK and Europe.

Simon brings a diverse range of skills to the Society’s Council. He holds an Institute of Directors Diploma in Company Direction and has held directorships on the board of over a dozen UK and European companies.  He has been a Trustee of several arts and educational organisations including the Open College of the Arts.  He is a qualified Member of the Chartered Society of Designers and was previously a Chartered Marketer and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and remains an active Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Andy Golding ASICI FRPS

Andy has been teaching photography, for more than 30 years. He was a Visiting Professor of Photography in Nanjing, China and has taught, lectured and exhibited internationally. He was the Head of photography and film at the University of Westminster.

Andy has been an advisor for the RPS since the 1990’s including serving on the Distinctions Advisory Board, Education Committee, Awards Committee and recently set up the Film Panel. He was awarded the Fenton Medal in 2009.

His other significant voluntary role is Chair of his local youth football club.  Andy continues to teach part time and professionally he is working on accreditation of a school and a university, ensuring the highest standards of equal opportunities and diversity, teaching and learning, assessment and feedback and all aspects of quality assurance.

 

STAFF

Our staff team, based in Bristol, are lead by the Chief Operating Officer and look after the day to day running of the RPS. The staff also work with over 500 volunteers in the UK and beyond, who support the RPS with their expertise and extend our reach to thousands more.

Mike Taylor   Chief Operating Officer

Membership and volunteering

Simon Bibb   Membership Manager
Debbie Cant   Membership Assistant
Nathan Woodman   Membership Assistant
Kate Constance   Volunteering Manager

Exhibitions and education

Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS   Director of Education and Public Affairs
Sally Smart ARPS   Exhibitions Manager
Billy-Jay Stoneman   Exhibitions Assistant
Gary Evans ASIS FRPS   Science Exhibition Coordinator
Liz Williams   Education Manager
Emma Delves-Broughton FRPS   Workshop Coordinator

Distinctions

Andy Moore LRPS   Distinctions Manager
Ben Fox ARPS   Senior Distinctions Assistant
Simon Vercoe LRPS   Distinctions Assistant

Awards

Jo Macdonald   Awards Manager

Finance

Nikki McCoy   Finance and Administration Manager
Jackie Rumble   Finance Assistant
Matt Steele   Finance and HR Assistant

Communications

Emily Mathisen   Web Content Manager
Lowri Clyesdale   Website Administrator
Aisling Bradley   Communications Manager

Building & Operations

Paul Jones Parry   Building Operations Manager 
Alan Hitch   IT Support Officer
Kimmi Barry   Front of House Officer 
Roxanne Moore   Front of House Officer