Committee

  • Chair: Gary Vaughan
  • Secretary: Tim Lewingdon
  • Treasurer: Alan Walsh
  • Operations Manager: Paul Meredith
  • Caving Manager: Vince Alkins
  • Communications Manager: Andrew McLeod
  • Ordinary Member: Chloe Francis
  • Ordinary Member: Sam Moore
  • Ordinary Member: Allan Richardson
  • Ordinary Member: Jo White

 

Presidents and Vice-Presidents

  • President: Hywel Davies
  • Vice-Presidents: all positions vacant

 

Trustees

  • Julian Carter
  • Clark Friend
  • Ali Garman
  • Alison Maddocks

 

Appointed Positions

Reporting to the Chair:

  • Child Safeguarding Lead: Sue Goodhead
  • OFDCAG Secretary: Allan Richardson

Reporting to the Secretary:

  • Archivist: Sue Goodhead (documents and artifacts), Jem Rowland (photographic), Allan Richardson (other)
  • Data Control: Sam Moore
  • Documents: James Meredith
  • Library: Allan Richardson
  • Membership: Sam Moore

Reporting to the Treasurer:

  • HQ Bookings: Keith Goodhead
  • Merchandise: Jo White

Reporting to the Caving Manager:

  • Cave Rescue Liaison: George Linnane
  • Conservation: Dave Dobson
  • Equipment: Malcolm Lloyd
  • Fixed Aids: Andrew McLeod
  • Meets and Social: Chloe Francis
  • Permit Secretary: Luke Ashton
  • Training & Safety: Tomasz Zalewski
  • Universities Liaison: Ellie Davies & James Hallinan

Reporting to the Operations Manager:

  • Estates: Vince Alkins
  • HQ (Cottage Warden): Graham Christian
  • Penwyllt Water Users Association: Graham Christian & Allan Richardson

Reporting to the Communications Manager:

  • IT/Webmaster: Josh Vaughan
  • Publications/Editor: Andrea Lewingdon

 

Groups

Working Groups are short-term groups set up by the SWCC Committee to provide advice to the committee on specific topics. The chair of each Working Group is appointed by the SWCC committee. The number and chairing of all the working groups is reviewed annually by the SWCC committee.

Advisory Groups are long term standing groups set up by the SWCC committee to provide advice to the committee on specific topics. The chair of each advisory group is appointed by the SWCC committee. The number and chairmanship of all of the advisory groups is reviewed annually by the SWCC committee.

The subsequent composition of each group is generally at the discretion of the appointed chair. Although any member may request to join an advisory or working group, and any such applications will not be unreasonably refused, the size, skills, mix and composition of each group is at the discretion of the respective group chair.

 

Working Groups:

Roof Project Working Group (reporting to Operations Manager)

The roof project working group is managing the HQ roof replacement project. It reports monthly to the committee.
Members: Paul Meredith (chair), Sam Moore, Gary Vaughan, Graham Christian

 

Advisory Groups:

Note that the OFD Cave Advisory Group is not included here at present.

Archive Advisory Group (reporting to Secretary)

The Archive Advisory Group is chaired by the Archivist and advises them on archive policy, practice and issues.
Members: Allan Richardson (chair), Clark Friend, Sue Goodhead, Fred Levett, Jem Rowland

Safeguarding Advisory Group (reporting to President)

The Safeguarding Advisory Group is chaired by the safeguarding lead and advises the committee on safeguarding policy, practice and issues.
Members: Sue Goodhead (chair), Piers Hallihan, Alison Maddocks

Fixed Aids Advisory Group (reporting to Caving Manager)

The Fixed Aids Advisory Group is chaired by the Fixed Aids officer and provides advice pertaining to fixed aids. The group meets on an occasional basis as the need arises.
Members: Andrew McLeod (chair), Andy Dobson, Dave Dobson, Gareth Davies, Gary Vaughan, Gary Evans, Julian Carter, Martin Hoff, Paul Quill, Tony Baker, Vince Alkins

Governance Advisory Group (reporting to Chair)

The Governance Advisory Group provides advice on governance issues. The panel meets on an occasional basis as the need arises.
Members: Hywel Davies (chair), Jem Rowland

IT Advisory Group (reporting to Communications Manager)

The IT Advisory Group provides advice on IT issues. The group meets on an occasional basis as the need arises.
Members: Dave Dobson (chair), Luke Ashton, Gareth Edwards, Graham Christian

Risk Management Advisory Group (reporting to Operations Manager)

The Risk Management Advisory Group provides periodic advice on the significant risks to the club and maintains the risk register. The group meets on an occasional basis as the need arises.
Members: Kevin Diffey (chair), Tony Baker, Haley Meredith

Document Review Advisory Group (reporting to Secretary)

The Document Review Advisory group is responsible for the periodic review and update of the various information documents and manuals. The group meets on an occasional basis as the need arises.
Members: chair to be confirmed, Paul Meredith, Keith Goodhead

 

Description of committee roles and responsibilities - this document is now out of date following the management restructuring.