The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) is an independent organisation, which is governed by Council. A Board of Directors who are all BASW members and social workers.

BASW Council

Council is the governing body of BASW. Council members are Directors and liable for the management, governance and strategic direction of the Association. BASW is governed in accordance with our constitution: Articles of Association.

Council members are elected each year at the Annual General Meeting. The Council is supported by a Finance & Organisational Development Committee, a Policy, Ethics and Human Rights Committee, International Committee and National Standing Committees in each country of the UK.

Meeting dates 2022

  • 11 May
  • 13 July
  • 19 October

Minutes and reports (member content)

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Current members

Council is the governing body of BASW and Council members are personally liable for the sound management of the Association as Directors. Find out more about the current members by visiting our Council biographies page.


  • Julia Ross - Chair
  • Neeta Baicher - Vice Chair
  • Ann Moir - Treasurer
  • Martin Sexton - Chair, Policy Ethics & Human Rights Committee
  • Janet Walker - Chair, International Committee
  • Vava Tampa - Appointed Director - England Committee
  • Katy Jackson - Appointed Director - England Committee
  • Orlaith McGibbon - Appointed Director - Northern Ireland Committee
  • John Sheridan - Appointed Director - Northern Ireland Committee
  • Jude Currie - Appointed Director -  Scotland Committee
  • Christian Beech - Appointed Director - Wales Committee
  • Annie Ho - Elected Director
  • Camelia Chowdhury - Elected Director
  • Lesley Best - Elected Director
  • Charmaine Malcolm - Co-opted Director
  • Hari Sewell - Co-opted Director