History of the EC

History of the Executive Committee : Officers and Officials of the BAA

Many people have given their time on a voluntary basis to help support and develop the British Aikido Association. Below is a full list of key posts and the people who have dedicated themselves to the task.

Founders of the British Aikido Association in 1966

George Fischer, Jim Elkin, John Wilkinson, Kenneth Rowles, Alan Menzies, Marion Harvard, Len Mockford and Bill Lawrence

Jim Elkin

Fellows

  • W.D. (Bill) Lawrence 11 July 1999
  • M. Smith 17 June 2001
  • L.F. Hepden 15 May 2005
  • B.C. Eustace 15 May 2005
  • P.J. Wildish 15 May 2005
  • R. Forrest-Webb 13 May 2007
  • B.A. Elgood 06 June 2010
  • B Moran 18 May 2014
  • B Jones 18 May 2014

Bob Forrest-Webb

Bill Lawrence

Mike Smith

Terry Gibbs

Len Mockford

Chairman

  • Paul Wildish 2015 -
  • Bob Jones 1997 to 2015
  • Martin Thorne 1991 to 1997
  • Bob Forrest Webb 1987 to 1991
  • Mike Smith 1982 to 1987
  • Jim Elkin 1976 to 1981
  • Len Mockford 1971 to 1976
  • George Fischer 1966 to 1971
  • Mike Smith Terry Gibbs
  • Len Mockford

Vice Chairman

  • Lee Adams 2015 -
  • Paul Wildish 1997 to 2015
  • Bob Jones 1989 to 1990
  • Carolanne Warwick 1989 to 1989
  • Brian Eustace 1983 to 1098
  • Bob Forrest-Webb 1982 to 1983
  • Mike Smith 1982 to 1982

John Waite

General Secretary

  • Claire Grundy 2015 -
  • Steve Walker 2012 to 2015
  • Lesley Hepden 1998 to 2012
  • John Waite 1995 to 1998
  • Vince Sumpter 1988 to 1995
  • Mandy Lowe 1985 to 1988
  • David Collins 1983 to 1985
  • Patricia Jones 1982 to 1983
  • Ray Taylor 1976 to 1981
  • Jim Elkin 1966 to 1976

Brian Eustace

Finance Officer

  • A. Brent Moran 2004 to
  • Jim Newcombe 1995 to 2004
  • Amanda Carling 1993 to 1995
  • Terry Gibbs 1987 to 1993
  • Ray Paice 1984 to 1987
  • Ray Taylor 1984 to 1984
  • R.F. (Rob) Bryant 1970 to 1984
  • Bill Lawrence 1966 to 1970

Ray Ziel

Membership Officer

  • Lee Adams 2011 to
  • Neil Saunders 2006 to 2011
  • Paul Holding 2005 to 2005
  • Tony Evangelou 1999 to 2005
  • Steve Ockerby 1994 to 1999
  • Theresa Lee 1990 to 1994
  • Kevin Lee 1990 to 1994
  • Richella Tracey 1986 to 1990
  • Mick Tracey 1985 to 1986
  • Ray Taylor 1982 to 1985
  • Ray Ziel 1976 to 1982
  • Regional issue 1971 to 1976

Bob Jones

Certificate of Merit

  • Len Mockford 2001
  • Arthur Bullamore 2003
  • Dudley Osborne 2005
  • Michael Adams 2005
  • Brian Elgood 2007

National Squad Managers

  • Laura Beardsmore and Paul Carr 2014 -
  • Mick Pratt and Danielle Jones 2007 to 2014
  • Vanda Fairchild and David Fielding 1997 to 2007
  • Bob Jones 1987 to 1997

Mick Tracey

President and Vice president – title abolished in 1999

  • William (Bill) Lawrence 1990 to 1999
  • Brian Eustace 1985 to 1990
  • Prof Kenji Tomiki 1966 to 1979

Vice Presidents – title abolished in 1999

  • John E. Kane 1974 to 1976
  • John Wilkinson 1974 to 1976
  • George Fischer 1974 to 1976
  • Tetsu Ehara 1974 to 1999
  • Mrs. Audrey Elkin 1982 to 1999
  • Len Mockford 1976 to 1999
  • Mike Smith 1992 to 1999
  • Bob Forrest-Webb 1991 to 1999
  • Brian Eustace 1990 to 1999
  • John Wilkinson 1968 to 1999
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