SaRS Council

SaRS governing body is the Council, supported by a number of committees each responsible for various aspects of business.


  • Richard Denning (President, Membership Chair)
  • Emma Taylor (Chair)
  • Peter Stanton (Finance Director)
  • Colin Dennis (Past Chair)
  • Peter Sheppard (Chair Elect)
  • Harry Hopkins (External Affairs Committee Chair)
  • Alec Bounds (Journal Editor)
  • Anson Jack
  • Ian Stanley
  • David Holland
  • Andy Painting (Education, Standards and Professional Development Chair)
  • Trevor Cockram
  • Allan Bain
  • Andrew Buchan
  • Chris Harrison
  • Jacqueline Ward (Secretariat to Council)

Finance and General Purposes Committee

The Finance and General Purposes (F&GP) committee, which consists of Directors and Trustees, meets 4 times per year. The main work of the committee is the detailed monitoring and scrutiny of the finances of the Society and SaRS Ltd, in order that Council can rely on summary information rather than poring over the detail of every entry on the balance sheets. The committee also oversees the general running of the Society, and in particular the Office.


  • Richard Denning (President)
  • Emma Taylor (Chair)
  • Peter Sheppard (Chair Elect)
  • Colin Dennis (Past Chair)
  • Peter Stanton (Finance Director)
  • Jacqueline Ward (Chief Executive)

External Affairs Committee

  • Providing feedback to SaRS members on the activities within external bodies (reports on external bodies here);
  • Managing the professional affiliate status with the Engineering Council;
  • Working with the Society of Environmental Engineers in relation to ECUK Registration Process;
  • Developing Society procedures and processes in line with ECUK Licensed Body requirements;
  • Reviewing Affiliate member applications;
  • Co-ordinating technical input to standards bodies e.g. BSI and response to consultations from HSE, BSI, etc.


  • Harry Hopkins (Chair)
  • Keith Harrison
  • Jo Hursell
  • Simon Rutherford
  • Nicola Stacey
  • Jacqueline Ward

Corresponding Members

  • Allan Bain
  • Simon Burwood
  • Martin Cottam
  • Rhys David
  • Richard Denning

Membership and Grading Committee

Reviews membership applications and ensures that potential members meet the appropriate standard.


  • Mr R J Denning (Chair)
  • Dr T Cockram
  • Mr S C Rutherford
  • Mr S O Clark
  • Mr P Short
  • Mr N Barnett
  • Mr P Stanton
  • Mr C Dennis
  • Dr S Sriramula
  • Mr O Ugboaja