BTO Council is ultimately responsible for all matters of the BTO. Because the BTO is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee, its members are Directors as well as Trustees. It delegates tasks and matters of detail to other committees and to the Senior Management Team, leaving it time to deal with primarily strategic matters. Council meets four times a year, in March, July, October and December.
The Regional Network Committee (RNC) is responsible for planning and supervising a long-term programme of volunteer surveys, ensuring that the concerns of survey workers are addressed in survey planning and evaluation, and monitoring prompt feedback to them. It appoints Regional Representatives and liaises with the Surveys Team in supervising Regional and Country Representatives. The Chairman of RNC sits on Council and is supported on the committee by two members of Council and six other members. It meets twice a year (the second meeting is held at the discretion of the Chairman).
The Ringing Committee (RIN) is responsible for the ringing operations of the BTO. The Chairman of RIN sits on Council and is supported by two members of Council, four members elected by ringers and two other members. It meets twice a year. RIN currently has three sub-committees: Ringing Standards Select Committee, Cannon-netting Technical Panel and the Special Methods Technical Panel.
|Patron||HRH The Duke of Edinburgh|
|President||Mr Chris Packham|
|Chairman of Council||Prof Jennifer Gill|
|Honorary Treasurer||Mr Ian Packer|
|Honorary Secretary||Ms Frances Hurst|
|Dr Ian Bainbridge|
|Dr Fiona Barclay|
|Prof Stu Bearhop|
|Lt Col Roger Dickey|
|Mr Andrew Henderson|
|Mr David Jardine|
|Mr Chris Mills|
|Dr David Parker|
|Dr Debby Reynolds|
|Mr Nick Sherwin|
|Mrs Jean Spencer|
|Mr Keith Betton|
|Prof Tim Birkhead|
|Prof John O'Halloran|
|Prof Ian Owens|
|Prof Andrew Watkinson|
Regional Network Committee
Chairman Lt Col Roger Dickey; Mr Rob Chapman; Mr Barrie Galpin; Mr David Jardine; Dr Gordon Kirk; Mr David Parker; Mr Scott Petrek; Mrs Penny Williams; Miss Claire Young.
Chairman Dr Ian Bainbridge Prof Stu Bearhop; Mr J Black; Dr Rich Broughton; Mr A V Cross; Prof David Norman, Dr Jen Smart; Dr Ewan Weston.
Senior Management Team
Director Dr Andy Clements; Director of Science Dr James Pearce-Higgins; Director of Services & Company Secretary Mr Andrew Scott; Associate Director Communications (Engagement) Dr Ieuan Evans; Associate Director Communications (Science) Mr Mike Toms; Associate Director Country Offices Dr Chris Wernham; Associate Director Information Systems Mrs Karen Wright; Associate Director Science (Monitoring) Dr Andy Musgrove; Associate Director Science (Research) Dr Rob Robinson.