What your Board does

Much of the Board’s work happens behind the scenes but at any given time the Directors are working on a range of projects to benefit members and further the work of the Association.

Board meetings

Board meetings happen quarterly throughout the year.

Since Inspire in Oct 2018 your board of directors has met virtually on the 25th October and the 19th December.

In the October meeting we focussed on Inspire and the feedback from those who attended. We’ve also surveyed those who did not attend. We discussed the new code of conduct, and the feedback from a handful of the members has led to some revisions.

In the December meeting we reviewed the New Member Day launched in 2018 and have agreed some changes for the future.

We’ve reviewed the criteria for the professional member qualification and will be clarifying the guidelines.

We’ve planned the boot camps/masterclasses for 2019.

We’ve agreed limited participation in World Speech Day.

We’ve reviewed preparations for the 2019 & 2020 conventions.

In January, the board met to focus on strategy for the next few years.

The August board meeting covered various conventions (Inspire 2019, NSA, PSA convention 2020 and GSS 2022), recruitment and succession. Further notes available here.

To request something be added to the agenda or to express an opinion on a topic up for discussion, email the Tim Luscombe, Chairman of the PSA Board: [email protected].

Annual General Meeting


The AGM will be held on Saturday 5 October 17:30 as part of the Inspire 2019 convention.


Apologies for absence – Chairman

Minutes of the previous AGM (view here)   – Chairman

Receipt and adoption of the Accounts of the Association for the period ending 30th June 2019 (view here): – Shaz Nawaz

Election of Steve Bustin as the President for the year 2019-20: – Chairman

Nomination of Lynda Shaw as President elect for the year 2020-2021

Election of the Fellow’s Community President to the board:- Chairman

Any other business


Minutes of AGM Meeting 5 Oct 2018


Minutes of AGM Meeting 6 Oct 2017

Board members’ review of the year 2019

Steve Bustin – summary for AGM 2019

Lee Jackson – summary for AGM 2019

Edward Kay – summary for AGM 2019

Andy Lopata – summary for AGM 2019

Tim Luscombe – summary for AGM 2019

Lynda Shaw – summary for AGM 2019

Bryony Thomas – summary for AGM 2019