British Caving Association – hustings for election of chairman

The two candidates for BCA Chairman, Russell Myers (left) Rostam Namaghi (right)

This year there are two candidates to be the next BCA Chair: the incumbent, Russell Myers, who stepped up from his previous role as Secretary when Phil Rowsell resigned last year, and Rostam Namaghi, who currently serves as Publicity and Information Officer.

Both have been involved in caving and the association for many years. This is an important election, following a period when the BCA has been through a period of upheaval, quite apart from having to deal with the effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic.

On September 21, I am going to conduct an online hustings, recording interviews with each candidate in turn in which I will put the same questions to both. The results will be accessible afterwards on the BCA website.

If you have questions you would like asked on your behalf, please either post them on the UKCaving website if you are a UKCaving member, or, if you prefer, email me direct, at [email protected]. Please put BCA Hustings in the subject line if you do, so I spot any emails that end up in my junk filter.

The AGM will be held online on Sunday, October 10, starting at 10.30am. There will be electronic voting for this and other appointments, and on motions.

Correspondent : David Rose