Presidents & Vice Presidents

The EBU has only twice had a president. When Reg Corwen stepped down, due to ill health in 1980 council decided at the following AGM that as there was no outstanding candidate to keep the post temporarily vacant, a situation which continues until today.

Vice Presidents were originally elected(and then re-elected annually) by the EBU Council after the office was created in the late 1940s. They had the power to vote at Council Meetings granted to them in 1953. Now they are appointed for life but without voting rights. Council Minutes record a decision not to elect a Vice President in April 1949 for 1949/50.

Vice Presidents are past servants of the EBU whose experience is considered to be of sufficient value to entitle them to attend meetings of Council(now Shareholder meetings) and of the standing committees if invited. They also act as ambassadors of the EBU.

Last updated: 28 Jun 2017

Presidents
From To
Bernard Westall 1964 1970
Reg Corwen 1975 1980
Vice Presidents
Name From To
J W Pearson 1955 1959
Geoffrey Butler 1954 1980
Louis Tarlo 1954 2007
H Lawson 1966 1970
Tony Priday 1969 2014
Paul Spurway 1969 1994
Dimmie Fleming 1977 1995
Philip Broke 1977 1996
Stuart Staveley 1978 2009
Anne Staveley 1978 1984
Marjorie Cartwright 1978 1996
Harry Scully 1981 1984
Harold Franklin 1984 1998
Roy Higson 1986 1999
Roy Absalom 1987 2009
GCH Fox 1987 1997
Rixi Markus 1988 1991
Freddie Della-Porta 1991 2001
Palmer Bayer 1992 1992
Keith Stanley 1992
Bill Pencharz 1993 2016
Grattan Endicott 1994  
Hylda Townsend 1997 2014
John Williams 1998
Peter Stocken 2000
Gerard Faulkner 2002
Margaret Curtis 2004
David Harris 2008