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How we're run

AURA is led by a team of Directors and non-Directors who make up its organising Council. We meet quarterly to set strategic direction and policy. 

Our Directors are volunteers and come from any of AURA’s member organisations. People volunteering for Council can be appointed at any time of the year, and then stand for election at our Annual General Meeting held in November each year.

Most Council members look after a particular area like marketing or recruitment. We’re always keen to have new people on board with fresh ideas; just contact any of our current members below.

We have paid support from an Events Organiser/Administrator and a Member Relationships Manager.

Current Council Directors

Tim Steere (Chair) Leeds Building Society                                                
Sarah Whiddett       Bidfood
Steven Darby Leeds Building Society
Viv Harrison Motor and Caravan Club
Louise Sharpe ITV

Non-Director Council Members:

Carolyn Russell Hampshire County Council
Dan Hayes BT Group
Felicity Joyce Zurich
Richard Drury Boots
Tim Thirlway Collinson Group
Stuart Bluck Whitbread
Rosemary Slee Special Interest Groups
Barbara Mitchell Special Interest Groups
Suzanne Lugthart Member Relationships
Tom Kerr Event Organiser/Adminstrator