The Board of Directors of the Professional Speaking Association is responsible for running the organisation and board members also act as the legal directors of the PSA. Board members are elected at the AGM for a four-year term that can be renewed once, to give a maximum eight-year term.
The current Board of Directors consists of:
- Tiffany Kemp FPSA – President 2017/18
- Lee Jackson FPSA – Immediate Past President
- Tim Luscombe MPSA – Chair
- Shaz Nawaz MPSA – Finance Director
- Steve Bustin FPSA – Communications Director
- Joy Marsden FPSA PSAE – Membership Director and President Elect
- Lynda Shaw FPSA PSAE – Regions Director
The PSA has an Advisory Council of previous national Presidents, who offer advice and the benefit of their experience to the Board. The Advisory Council currently consists of:
- Alan Stevens FPSA PSAE Global Speaking Fellow – Chair
- Jane Gunn FPSA
- Eilidh Milnes FPSA
- Peter Roper FPSA
The Chairman or Chairwoman oversees the running of the Board of Directors. The Chair is expected to remain in post for three to five years, though the role is elected each year. The Chair’s role also includes acting to ensure continuity, helping each Annual President maintain the consistent running of the PSA from year to year.
The President is the figurehead of the PSA and is appointed by the Board of Directors for a one-year term starting at each Annual Convention in October. The President is our official representative at external events, such as those of the international speaking community. The President is also responsible, together with the Chair and a speaker selection committee, for selecting speakers for our annual events.
The Operations Manager of the PSA acts as the day-to-day co-ordinator and administrator of PSA activities. Our Operations Manager is Sara Beth Reynolds who heads a small team and can be contacted on 0333 444 8910.