- Last Updated: 21 February 2017
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The Committee is elected every year by our members at the Annual General Meeting in October.
The positions of Chairman, Diving Officer, Treasurer, and two Ordinary Committee Members are statutory with the remaining positions co-opted.
The 2016-17 Committee is as follows:
Mat started diving in late 2008 after taking an entry-level course with another dive agency in Egypt and joined LUEC a couple of weeks after his return. He is an Advanced Diver, Open Water Instructor and Advanced Snorkel Instructor. Mat became Diving Officer & Training Officer at the 2016 AGM after having previously served LUEC as Committee Member, Welfare Officer and Secretary. He has a keen interest in wreck-diving with the Rosalie Moller being his favourite dive. His most memorable dive was a 15-minute close encounter with two Humpback Whales on a trip to South Africa in 2013. Mat can be located underwater by the silt-cloud left by his force-fins.
Oh poor old Jurek… He collects the money and we try to spend it as fast as we can! He should be made Chancellor of the Exchequer as somehow he always manages to get our subs out of us and still leaves us smiling. Jurek has been a member since 1783 and is unquestionably a safe pair of hands.
Boat Officer - Tony Farrant
Tony is an Advanced Diver and Open Water Instructor. He controls the logistics of our trips and keeps our RIB “Vixen” in tip-top condition. Tony has many years of diving and sea going experience (Navy submariner no less) and can be relied on for sound advice. His diving trips are legendary and are always oversubscribed.
Snorkelling Officer - John Richardson
We are in the very privileged position of having four snorkel instructors, of which John is one, handing our diving instructors quality trainees that can both fin and control their breathing properly. We have a very strong snorkelling group that has absolutely no desire at all to mess about with all that “Scuba nonsense!”
Ordinary Committee Member & Welfare Officer - Katherine Burns
Katherine has been a member of our Club for over 20 years. She is an Advanced Diver, an Open Water Instructor, and is a very active supporter of the Marine Conservation Society, faithfully recording dive site information for the Seasearch database. Katherine is always on hand to give guidance and instruction and to pass on her formidable amount of knowledge to all our divers, new and old.
Ordinary Committee Member & Webmaster - Rowan McCall
Rowan began diving as a teenager when his father taught scuba-diving in South Africa. Having not achieved any formal diving qualifications, he joined BSAC in the UK in 2011 and completed his Ocean Diver the following year. Sports Diver came shortly thereafter and he has recently completed his Instructor Foundation Couse (IFC) to qualify as an Assistant Instructor. A professionally qualified engineer, Rowan enjoys all things engineering and can often be found working on various small projects. If found, please return to owner.
We look forward to representing your interests over the next year.
A memoriam to Robert (Bob) Atkinson, LUEC's longest serving Diving Officer of over 30 years, can be read here.