NBE Board of Directors Update


I am delighted to announce the new National Back Exchange Board of Directors for the upcoming 22/23 year… 

ChairSimon Love
Vice ChairSarah Thornton
SecretaryClaire Beesley
Finance DirectorAnthony Walker
Marketing DirectorKerry Kemp
Conference DirectorSharon Rindsland
Communications DirectorVacant 
Membership DirectorAli Roper
Publications DirectorMary Muir
New members liaison officerValerie Phillips
Members liaison officerChristopher O'Connor
Members liaison officerVacant 
ColumnMelanie Furness
Events OfficerVacant 

Congratulations to all who have been successful and a very warm welcome to new Board members Anthony & Christopher who will be taking on the role of Finance Director and Members Liaison officer respectively.

Additionally, congratulations to Kerry Kemp, who will be moving from her previous position as Members Liaison Officer to Marketing Director.

Wishing you all success in your new roles.

There are 3 vacancies on the board of directors for the upcoming year and these will be opened up to attendees at the AGM on 3rd October, whereby there will be the opportunity to nominate yourself / another member.

If you are interested in getting involved in NBE, details for the available roles can be found below.

If you would like more information, or to discuss your involvement, please contact me (Simon Love) via email:  or face to face at Conference.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank the board members who are stepping down from their positions for their hard work and contribution to NBE.

John Williamson- Finance Director

Kristina Nathan - Marketing Director

James Smith - Member Liaison Officer

Laura Wilshaw - Members Liaison Officer

Jaclyn Murphy - Events Officer

Karen Fenton - Communications Director

Vicky Page-Chestney - New Members Liaison Officer

Special thanks must go to John Williamson and Krissie Nathan for their outstanding contributions in their time on the executive and Board of Directors. For a fuller appreciation of their contributions please see the Chairman's report for the AGM. 


Simon Love

Chairman, National Back Exchange


Details of the responsibilities for the vacant positions on the board for the year 22/23 can be found below.  Please contact me direct if you would like to discuss or have any questions about the roles...

Communications Director:

  • Consulting with NBE members in a variety of ways including surveys to collate trends
  • Moderating the members forum, being an active poster yourself and encouraging others to post, including advanced members
  • Overseeing all website functions, ensuring resources on the website are up to date and current
  • Actively populating video and document resources, confirming validity of all resources
  • Directing blogs to be produced by the management team


Events Officer:

  • Search and select speakers for the NBE calendar of webinars (or in person) events
  • Work with the admin and marketing team to ensure events are hosted and promoted appropriately
  • Oversee the calendar of external events that NBE will be exhibiting at / speaking at
  • Actively support NBE members speaking at external events on behalf of NBE
  • Work with publications director to ensure new publications have an appropriate launch event


Membership Coordinator (1 of 2 positions available)

  • Responsible for the needs of the membership, including affiliated Local Groups and Advanced Members
  • Chair / support local officer meetings / advanced member meetings
  • Promote member benefits to ensure all members get the best out of NBE
  • Support the Membership Director on membership related projects