Meet our team

These people give up their free time to maintain and further develop the group. Without them the club would not survive.

If you have any questions or suggestions about the running of the club, please let us know. We welcome as many members as possible to be involved in the running of the club. If you have skills that you can contribute to the Social, Marketing or Training teams please let them know.

Committee

Objectives

To promote Motorcycle Road Safety in the Northumbria area.

Members

Chair

Mel Leitch

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The Chair holds the tiller for NAM, controlling the direction we take and getting the best out of the other committee members.

The Chair is in charge of committee meetings and has a big say on the strategic direction of NAM.

Vice-Chair

Danny Holmes

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The Vice Chair takes an active role in the strategic direction of Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists and deputises for the Chair as necessary.

In order to ensure continuity, the Vice Chair prepares for taking on the future role of Chair.

Secretary

John Atkinson

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The club Secretary records the committee meetings and looks after communication with other organisations.

Responsibilities include:

  • note taking
  • letter writing
  • answering questions
  • organising meetings

Treasurer

Colin Irvine

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One of the elected trustee positions of the club, the treasurer attends all committee meetings and participates in the strategic planning and development of club activities.

Responsibilities include:

  • managing the club's finances
  • keeping the committee informed of the club's financial position
  • keeping accounting records and preparing annual accounts for presentation to members at the AGM
  • collecting members' subscriptions and payments for trips and other events
  • banking any cash receipts
  • managing and paying expense claims and other payables
  • submitting the club's annual Gift Aid claim

Membership Secretary

Mary Holmes

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The Membership Secretary keeps track of NAM membership including new referrals, Associates and Full Members.

Responsibilities include:

  • dealing with membership enquires
  • managing referrals from IAM
  • contacting new Associates
  • informing Training Team about new Associates
  • keeping Member contact details up-to-date
  • keeping track of annual subs payments

Chief Observer

Jack Stewart

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The Chief Observer co-ordinates the Training Team which organises the training that our Associates and Observers follow.

Marketing Team Lead

Keith Miller

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The Marketing Team Lead co-ordinates the Marketing Team which promotes the charitable aims of Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists.

Responsibilities include:

  • overseeing our compliance with GDPR regulations

Social Team Lead

Louise Potts

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The Social Team Lead co-ordinates the Social Team which provides a full program of rideouts and social events for the benefit of club members.

Training Team

Objectives

To ensure that the riding and training provided by Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists is of the highest standard and exceeds the requirements of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

The team is led by our Chief Observer who oversees riding and training standards. Each member is an experienced National Observer who has undergone continuous development since qualifying as an advanced rider. Training Team members offer support and guidance to our Local and National Observers. We seek to identify and meet the training needs of all NAM members and Associates.

Members

Chief Observer

Jack Stewart

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The Chief Observer co-ordinates the Training Team which organises the training that our Associates follow.

Training Team Administrator & Team Leader

Graham Munday

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Training Team Leader

Brian Douds

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Training Team Leader

David Steedman

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Training Team Leader

Michael Sutherland

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Training Team Leader

Michael Wilkinson

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Observers

  • Steve Allport
  • John Atkinson
  • Mike Briant
  • Peter Derry
  • Brian Douds
  • Eric Fitzpatrick
  • Jeff Glen
  • Steve Gooch
  • Rick Henderson
  • Danny Holmes
  • Mary Holmes
  • Colin Irvine
  • Tom Ivison
  • John Johnson
  • Mel Leitch
  • Phil McGonigle
  • Keith Miller
  • Graham Mundy
  • Dave Murphy
  • Linda Nichols
  • Simon Parry
  • Kevin Patterson
  • Neil Potts
  • Alan Ramsey
  • Mark Richardson
  • Bob Scott
  • Dave Steedman
  • Jack Stewart
  • Michael Sutherland
  • Dave Thornton
  • Martin Trainer
  • Michael Wilkinson
  • Stewart Wilkinson
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Marketing Team

Objectives

To market Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists' prime charitable purpose: to promote motorcycle road safety in the Northumbria area.

Members

Marketing Team Lead

Keith Miller (ad interim)

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Responsibilities include:

  • managing communication with external groups through our website and social media
  • establishing a physical presence at dealerships
  • designing and printing promotional literature and merchandise

Marketing Team Member

Rick Henderson

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Marketing Team Member

Phil McGonigle

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Marketing Team Member

Steve Allport

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Web Developer

Danny Holmes

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Social

Objectives

The Social Team make the arrangements for the club events and trips.

Members

Social Team Lead

Louise Potts

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Responsibilities include:

  • booking rooms for club nights
  • booking rooms for Committee & Training Team meetings
  • arranging hotels for club weekend trips, negotiating discounts and cut-price deals

Rideout Co-ordinator

Neil Potts

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The Rideout Co-ordinator organises bi-monthly rides. These may be in excess of 30 bikes.

Responsibilities include:

  • ensuring that rides are carried out in accordance with NAM and IAM guidelines
  • arranging rideout dates and identifying rideout leaders
  • providing training and support to rideout leaders and back-markers

Social Team Member

Position Vacant

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Social Team Member

Position Vacant

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