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.

Council meeting dates for 2020

  • 19 February: 11.00am-4.00pm – BASW office Belfast
  • 20 May: 11.00am-4.00pm – Birmingham HQ
  • 16 September: 11.00am-4.00pm – BASW office Edinburgh
  • 2 December: 11.00am-4.00pm – BASW office London tbc

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.


  • Gerry Nosowska - BASW Chair
  • Fran Fuller - Vice Chair
  • Jon Dudley - Treasurer
  • Richard Servian - Chair, Policy Ethics & Human Rights Committee
  • David N Jones - Chair, International Committee
  • Andy Gill - Appointed Director - England Committee
  • Angie Bartoli - Appointed Director - England Committee
  • Orlaith McGibbon - Appointed Director – Northern Ireland Committee
  • David Thomson - Appointed Director - Scotland Committee
  • Shirley Melvin - Appointed Director - Scotland Committee
  • Neeta Baicher - Appointed Director - Wales Committee
  • Christian Beech - Appointed Director - Wales Committee
  • Mark Monaghan - Elected Director
  • Donna Peach - Elected Director
  • Hilary Tompsett - Elected Director
  • Julia Ross - Elected Director
  • Charmaine Malcolm - Co-opted Director
  • Narinder Sidhu - Co-opted Director