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Who's Who

EADA is Governed by a democratically elected General Council.

Elections are held at the AGM at which every member of EADA has one vote

EADA Ltd is run by a General Council of volunteers.

EADA is a Company Limited by guarantee with three Directors who comprise the Executive Committee

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If you are interested in helping the Council please contact the President. The officers are voted on by the membership at the AGM, but the President is able to co-opt members to the Council to assist in certain matters.

DIRECTORS

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PRESIDENT

30th June 2016

TONY CLIPSTONE

I have been a member of EADA since 1999 and served on the Council from 2012. 

I was elected as President of EADA in 2016.

My previous life was as a Project Manager for the Oil &Gas Industry, but since retirement?? I have decided to put something back into the world of dance that has given me and my partner Jean many enjoyable years of competition dancing at senior level, including at Blackpool in the over 50s.

I have been a Director on the BRITISH DANCE COUNCIL since 2017. I also serve on the  Movement & Dance Division Committee of the Sports & Recreation Alliance and the Safeguarding working group SAFER DANCE.

VICE PRESIDENT

 30th June 2016

JACK GIBSON

I have been a Council member of EADA since 2009. I became a Director of EADA in 2016 and as acting General Secretary including Membership duties 

TREASURER

30th June 2016

PETER JONES   BEM

I was on the EADA Council from 1980-1983 and then again from 1991. I am basically in charge of the money! I became a Director of EADA in 2016

COUNCIL MEMBERS

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COUNCIL MEMBER

SAFEGUARDING OFFICER

January 2021

PAT FORTIN

In my previous life I was a Senior financial Analyst for American Express taking up dancing as a stress reliever!  An ISTD Medalist and then a B&L Open competitor with my partner Mike Fortin, I took on the role of EADA Membership Secretary in 2007, serving for six years becoming a Director and representing EADA on the BDC for two years.  I then worked on other dance related projects retiring in 2018 returning to EADA as Safeguarding Officer in February 2021. 

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COUNCIL MEMBER

COMPETITOR REPRESENTATIVE

January 2021

KYLE TAYLOR

Kyle Taylor is the reigning British & U.K. Champion, and the former European Ballroom Champion & World 10 Dance Champion.  As the new World Number 1 in Amateur Ballroom, Kyle wishes to make a positive difference to English dancing.  He is now a Council Member of EADA, serving in the capacity of Competitor Representative.

COUNCIL MEMBER

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND SYSTEMS

January 2017

RICHARD PARKES

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PATRON FOR EADA

THE MOST HON. LORD DAVID DOUGLAS, THE MARQUESS OF SANDFORD

September 2019

HONORARY LIFE MEMBERS

David Corfield

Mary Corfield

John Duhig

Laurie Gregory

Elsie Gregory

PREVIOUS PRESIDENTS

1986-2004  Rita Thomas

2004-2011  David Corfield

2012-2016  Keith Hateley