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.

President

Objectives

Members

Honorary Group President

Michael Sutherland

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Responsibilities include:

  • carrying out official duties for the charity, including presiding over Annual General Meetings
  • providing advice and support to Committee members

Committee

Objectives

To promote Motorcycle Road Safety in the Northumbria area.

Members

Chair

Danny Holmes

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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

Position Vacant

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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

Sharon Russel

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One of the elected trustee positions of the club, the club Secretary ensures that NAM maintains accurate records of committee meetings and liases with IAM RoadSmart.

Responsibilities include:

  • providing support for committee meetings and general meetings e.g. preparation of agenda and recording minutes
  • responding to request for information about NAM and group activities
  • attending national IAM RoadSmart events as appropriate on behalf of the group committee
  • maintaining NAM’s library of documents and procedures

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

Brian Douds

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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

Danny Holmes (ad interim)

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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

Position Vacant

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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.

Rideout Co-ordinator

Colin Irvine (ad interim)

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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

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

Brian Douds

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

Training Team Leader

Jeff Glen

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Training Team Leader

Keith Miller

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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

Martin Trainor

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Observers

  • Steve Allport
  • John Atkinson
  • Gordon Avery
  • Paul Blevins
  • Mike Briant
  • Peter Derry
  • Brian Douds
  • Ian Firmin
  • 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 Munday
  • Dave Murphy
  • Linda Nichols
  • Simon Parry
  • Neil Potts
  • Alan Ramsay
  • Mark Richardson
  • Bob Scott
  • Dave Steedman
  • Michael Sutherland
  • Dave Thornton
  • Martin Trainor
  • 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

Danny Holmes (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

Position Vacant

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Marketing Team Member

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Marketing Team Member

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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

Position Vacant

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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

Social Team Member

Position Vacant

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Social Team Member

Position Vacant

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