New Chairman Appointed

24 May 2018

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Phyllis Court Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Barry Jackson as its new Chairman.

Barry was elected at the AGM to succeed Patricia Christmas in the role.

Patricia completed the maximum of six years on Council (Phyllis Court’s Board of Directors), three of which she spent as Chairman. Patricia said "It has been an honour to be Chairman of such a special Club and I thank my fellow members, for their kind words of encouragement and support." Phyllis Court would like to express sincerest thanks to Patricia for her contributions, hard work and dedication.

Barry, who has been a Member for 9 years took his post immediately following the AGM. He was elected by the Board following a three-year term as Deputy Chairman. He joined Council in 2013 after serving as Chairman of the Club’s Membership Committee. He still runs a consultancy in the construction industry and has held various boardroom positions within the industrial and commercial sector of the industry. He currently also Chairs one of the industry’s main Trade Bodies.

As Chairman of the Board of Phyllis Court, Barry will be responsible for driving the development and growth of the Club while supporting the senior management team to deliver a five-year strategy and enhance the experience for Members. Part of this will involve ensuring the Fitness Centre opens on time and within budget in September.

Barry says: “It’s a privilege to take up the role as Chairman at the Club. This is an incredibly exciting year for Phyllis Court with the opening of a brand-new state-of-the art Fitness Centre, a solid five-year strategy in place and a new IT system being implemented. We have the benefit of a very strong Board of Directors and Management Team to deliver it.

“Having been involved with the running of the Club for five years and a Member for 9 years, I understand its values and aspirations and look forward to playing an instrumental part in the team for Phyllis Court’s next chapter.”

Barry will be supported in his role as Chairman by newly appointed Deputy Chairman Stan Ainsley, who is also the Chairman of Finance and six other Members of Council. Tony Horsfall (Chairman of House), Gill Markham (Chairman of Membership) and Montague Taylor will remain on Council, however Elisabeth Wood stepped down at the AGM. Geoff Luckett, Bill Perry (previously co-opted) and Charles Tollit (previously co-opted) joined Council at the AGM, completing the Board of eight. 




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