Meet The Board of Directors

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:

Joy MarsdenJoy Marsden FPSA PSAE – National President 2018-19
International Success Speaker, Inspiring people to lead themselves and others successfully through change.
Tim LuscombeTim Luscombe MPSA – Chairman
Non-exec director, chairman and executive coach who speaks on buying & selling businesses.
Steve BustinSteve Bustin FPSA – Communications Director, Nominee for National President 2019-20
The ‘Get Your Voice Heard’ speaker and coach, working with those who want to get their voice heard from the stage, in the media and within their organisation.
Shaz NawazShaz Nawaz MPSA – Finance Director
Helps business owners improve profits and cash flow by helping them increase prices. Speaks on property tax to help investors better plan the growth of property business in a tax-efficient manner.
Lee JacksonLee Jackson FPSA – Foundation Director
Speaks on authentic motivation and resilience in schools and businesses. Presentation coach and the author of 11 books.
Bryony ThomasBryony Thomas – Marketing Director
Creator of the multi-award winning Watertight Marketing methodology, captured in her best-selling book of the same name. Speaks about Buckets and stealing your neighbour’s cat!
Tiffany KempTiffany Kemp FPSA – Membership Director, Immediate Past National President
Speaks and coaches on building better business relationships through contracting and negotiation, and building your resilience through everyday adventures.
Lynda ShawLynda Shaw FPSA PSAE – Regional Director
Experienced entrepreneur, business psychologist and neuroscientist working with clients who want to avoid conflict, diminish stress and become far more influential.

Read more about what your Board does.

Advisory Council

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

Chair’s Role

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.

President’s Role

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.

Operations Manager

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.