November 24, 2020

Committees and Governance

Durham ARC’s Executive Committee (exec) is responsible for the day to day running of the club.

Executive Committee 2021/2022

Executive PositionMemberContactJob Description
PresidentBarry HudsonEmailLink
ChairmanPaul RutterEmailLink
SecretaryHannah GravattEmailLink
Assistant SecretaryVacantEmailLink
TreasurerKate SowdenEmailLink
CaptainBeth HolmesEmailLink
Men's Vice CaptainDan LockeyEmailLink
Women's Vice CaptainRebecca ChilcottEmailLink
Junior CoordinatorAdam LambertEmailLink
Coaching CoordinatorRay DominyEmailLink
Volunteer CoordinatorVacantEmail
Regatta SecretaryVacantEmailLink
Safety AdvisorDavid BeebyEmailLink
Welfare OfficerSam BlackEmailLink
Boat WardenVacantEmailLink
Press OfficerColin LawsonEmailLink
Social Club CoordinatorGabby Maxfield / Megan TitteringtonEmail
Executive MemberCharly CurtisLink
Executive MemberJohn ApplebyLink
Executive MemberDavid RutterLink

The Executive Committee is elected annually by the membership and is composed of representatives from all sections of the club. The Committee meets at least every 2 months.

The list of 12 executive members is as follows:-

  • President
  • Chairman
  • Secretary
  • Assistant Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Captain
  • Men’s Vice Captain
  • Women’s Vice Captain
  • Junior Coordinator
  • 3 Executive Members (These are members without a specific role who must be full members of the club)

Club President is an elected executive committee post but is not normally voted annually. Traditionally presidents have fulfilled this post for a number of years before making way for someone else.

In addition the club is required to have a Welfare Officer, whose key role is in safeguarding, and a Safety Advisor. These 2 posts are generally co-opted onto the executive committee.

The club manager is a co-opted post and has been allowed voting rights at the discretion of the executive.

The club (the exec) may also appoint

These posts are non-executive committee members who may be invited to attend meetings to provide reports.

As a Company Limited by Guarantee Durham ARC 1860 Ltd is governed by the Articles of Association, a copy of which can be found on the Downloads page. The Board of Directors of Durham ARC 1860 Limited includes:-

  • President
  • Chairman
  • Captain
  • Two Vice-Captains
  • Treasurer
  • Club Secretary (who shall also be the Company Secretary)

and such other members who may be elected by the members to the Board. The Board will direct the Executive and will meet at least annually.

Finally we have the Management Committee. This consists of

  • Club Chairman
  • Club Secretary
  • Club Treasurer
  • Club Manager
  • Club Assistant Manager

plus one other person appointed by the executive.

The Management Committee reports to the Executive Committee.

The twelve elected posts for the exec come up for election at the Annual General Meeting each July. The non-executive posts will be nominated by the members of the exec.