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National Executive Committee

National Executive Committee

The National Executive Committee (NEC) conducts the business of the union in line with the policies set by our national conference. It manages the union's affairs between conferences and normally meets five times a year. The powers of the NEC are laid out in Prospect's rules.

There are 28 working members, including four office-holders – the president, vice-president and two deputy vice-presidents (the ‘presidential team') – plus the general secretary. The general secretary has no voting rights. Senior Prospect staff may attend NEC meetings in an advisory capacity, but they have no voting rights.

The NEC is elected by working members every two years, from a list of candidates nominated by branches. It serves from the conclusion of one national conference until the conclusion of the next.

The elected members do not represent particular branches or professions, but are elected to look after the interests of the whole membership.

The president, vice-president and deputy vice-president are elected annually from among the voting members of the NEC by a ballot of branches at national conference during a conference year, or a postal ballot of branches in non-conference years.

The NEC has a number of sub-committees to help it conduct its business. Each of these may set up panels or working parties reporting to them on particular aspects of their work and some of them invite direct participation by reps from branches.

Who's who on the NEC

President: Craig Marshall

Craig works for British Energy as a full-time lay official as Secretary to the National Joint Council. Has been active at national level since 2003.

Craig sits on the Finance and Audit Committee, is the president of Electricity Supply Industry sector executive and is particularly interested in Prospect finances and energy policy.

Vice-president: Eleanor Wade

Eleanor works for the Intellectual Property Office as a senior patent examiner. Eleanor was first elected to the NEC in 2014 and is particularly interested in equality and diversity.

Deputy vice-president: Neil Hope-Collins

Neil works for the Heath and Safety Executive and was first elected to the NEC in May 2008.

Deputy-vice president: Ann Jones

Ann is also the BECTU President and was elected in 2016.

Freddie Brown

Freddie works for the Ministry of Defence as a photographer. He Has been active at national level since 2000. Freddie sits on the Equal Opportunities advisory committee and Members' Education and Development committee. He is particularly interested in equalities, training, health and safety.

Rebecca Cummings

Rebecca works at Sellafield Ltd and was elected to the NEC in 2018.

Christine Danniell

Christine works for BT London East, and was elected to the NEC in 2018

Mike Dick

Mike is part of the Writers Producers and Directors branch of the BECTU sector, elected to the NEC in 2016

Steven Dickson

Steven works for BT (East of Scotland) and was elected to the NEC in 2018.

Andrea Gauld

Andrea works in the BBC branch of the BECTU sector and was elected to the NEC in 2016.

Alan Grey

Alan works for the Ministry of Defence on full time trade union duties. He has been president of the MOD group since 1999 and sits on the civil service sector executive. Alan was Prospect president until May 2016.

Alan has a particular interest in Prospect membership levels and, specifically, how Prospect maintains its relevance in the workplaces we are represented in and beyond.

Steve Grey

Steve is part of the Arts & Entertainment (BFI) branch in the BECTU sector and was elected to the NEC in 2016

Elinor Harrison

Elinor works for EDF Energy and was elected to the NEC in 2018.

Jim Henderson

Jim works for the Forestry Commission as a Mapping Officer. He was first elected to the NEC in 2014. He is particularly interested in employment law, international trade unionism and constitutional matters.

Gordon Hutchinson

Gordon works for the Met Office as a Senior Business Partner and Prospect branch secretary. Gordon has been active at a national level since 2010 and was first elected to the NEC in 2012. He also sits on the union's health and safety and recruitment and organisation committees. He has been chair of the health and safety committee since 2014.

Gordon is particularly interested in health and safety, recruitment, STEM, as well as member and membership development.

Tom James

Tom works for BAE Surface Ships and was elected to the NEC in 2018.

James Leppard

James works for the Atomic Weapons Establishment and was elected to the NEC in 2016.

Andy Mooney

Andy works for National Air Traffic Services as a business support manager. He has been active at national level since 1998. Andy is particularly interested in working with European and international colleagues on matters that affect UK workers; development of Prospect members' and reps' capability; how the union can use new technology and communications (eg social media/websites) and other ways to engage members more effectively; developing members to become the next generation of activists.

Satnam Ner

Satnam works for Rosyth Royal Dockyard as a radiation protection adviser. He was first elected to the NEC in May 2008. Satnam is particularly interested in Scottish engineering; health and safety; pensions; equality and diversity.

Steven Nicholson

Steven works at Sellafield Ltd and was elected to the NEC in 2018.

Philip O'Rawe

Philip works as an IT Manager for BT Technology Service and Operations. He has been active at a national level since 1997, in the former Connect union, and was first elected to the NEC in 2010. Philip is particularly interested in organising, equal opportunities, women in STEM, performance management, employee engagement and reward systems.

George Ryall

George works for the Science and Technology Facilities Council and was elected to the NEC in 2018.

Alan Smith

Alan works for BT at Adastral Park and was elected to the NEC in 2018.

Ian Stewart

Ian is in the Independent Broadcasting branch of the BECTU sector, and was elected to the NEC in 2016.

Gary Swift

Gary works for Magnox Ltd, and was elected to the NEC in 2016.

Nigel Titchen

Nigel is an environmental scientist who has worked for many years in public sector agricultural research and now works as an adviser, contractor and consultant. He has been a National Executive Committee member for more than 12 years and served as president of the union from 2010-2012.

Nigel has a strong interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) funding and careers. He is also passionate about skills and continuing professional development. He has considerable pensions knowledge and is chair of trustees for Prospect's pension scheme.

Audrey Uppington

Audrey works for Sellafield Ltd as full-time Prospect branch negotiations secretary. She previously worked in the company's finance department.

She was first elected to the NEC in May 2006 and sits on the recruitment and organisation and pensions advisory committees. She is a trustee of Prospect's pension scheme.

Audrey Is particularly interested in energy policy, recruitment and organisation and pensions, as well as ensuring members get a high quality service with professional representation.

Tasos Zodiates

Tasos works for EDF Energy as a radiological analysis engineer. He has been active at national level since 1992 and has been on the NEC since 1995.

He sits on the finance and audit and pensions committees. He is particularly interested in members' services; subscriptions and energy policy.

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