Bill Ward has stepped down from his position as Chairman and Director after 7 years. Bill first joined the Society in 1993 and was invited by Tim Paisley to join the Steering Committee which he did from 1994 until 1997.  He went on to be a Governor from 1997 – 2001, and held the position of Chairman from 1998 – 2000 and again from 2001 - 2008.

Bill retired from Rolls Royce three years ago and now travels the canal system on his narrowboat, ‘Wilver’ along with his wife Ginny and his trusty black Labrador, ‘Gunner’.

David Mannall, Director and Commercial Manager:
“We have been privileged to have Bill’s invaluable support over the years and are delighted that he has agreed to continue his association with the Society as Editor of the annual Carp Fisher Journal, which has recently undergone a re-design by leading publisher Medlar Press.

“In addition, we are pleased to have appointed Bill a Vice President and life member, in recognition of his efforts.

“We are happy that he is enjoying his travels and look forward to his continued input.”

The vacant position of Chairman was tabled at the recent Society board meeting and Malcolm Coller was unanimously voted to carry on the role.

Malcolm brings much business and legal expertise to the Society and was hugely instrumental in drafting the changes to its restructure in 2001 added to which his prowess as ‘Chef’ at Society events is legendary!