The candidates for the available Council positions in this year’s BSAC Election have been announced. 

The 2021 election will see three Officer positions: National Diving Officer, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary and four Council member posts all becoming available.

This year’s call to stand for BSAC Council brought a positive response, with a total of 11 members now standing as 2021 election candidates. Voting in the 2021 election will open at the end of March when BSAC members will be able to vote for the candidates.

This year’s election sees two posts unopposed, with Dai Atkins returning as National Diving Officer and Janos Suto moving from Council member to BSAC’s Honorary Treasurer.

The full list of BSAC Election 2021 candidates is: 

National Diving Officer – unopposed

  • Dai Atkins

Honorary Treasurer – unopposed

  • Janos Suto

Honorary Secretary (one position available) 

  • Dave Copley (withdrawn)
  • Edward Haynes
  • Rachel Sharp

Council member (four positions available)

  • Mark Allen
  • David Brander
  • Geoffrey Duggan
  • John Gill
  • James Mudge
  • Paul Tarn

The successful election candidates will take up their BSAC Council positions after the 67th BSAC AGM on Saturday 22 May at 10:00.

Following the success of last year’s ‘virtual AGM’, the 2021 AGM will also be held online, and all members are invited to attend. Details will be circulated nearer the time on how to pre-register to participate in the online AGM and pre-register any questions you may have for council.

How to vote in the BSAC Election 2021

BSAC members with a valid email address and who are eligible to vote will be emailed full details of the online voting process for the BSAC Election 2021, including online voting codes and links to the candidate CVs, at the end of March. This email will come from Civica Election Services Ltd. (CES).

All voting in the 2021 election will be done online unless members specifically register for a postal vote. To register for a postal vote, please email with your name and BSAC membership number by 24th April 2021 to submit your request. 

Make sure we can contact you 

You can ensure your email address is correct by checking your details via your MyBSAC account where you can update your email address online if it's out of date.

BSAC is keen that as many members vote as possible so is also asking all Branch Officers to check that their club members have received their voting codes from Civica Election Services Ltd. (CES) at the end of March.



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