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The role of the Membership and Professional Affairs (MPA) Committee is to develop and review the Society’s strategies, policies and processes that support our individual members and Member Organisations throughout their lifetime with the RSB to achieve their own personal, professional and organisational goals. The committee do this by developing relevant, innovative and modern methods of support across all membership categories.

The MPA Committee's terms of reference are to:
1. Review of RSB regulations and code of conduct, recommending amendments as appropriate to the Trustee Board

2. Proactive development of a strategic framework of professional support from early career through to retirement and beyond

3. Review and analysis of membership recruitment and retention strategies, advising on current best practice and new modes of engaging with current and potential members

4. Oversight of all professional registers, ensuring that they support the communities they serve and advising on benefits packages as related to underpinning competency frameworks

5. Directing training and professional development support, specifically advising on the training provision and online training portal provision

6. Advising on event programmes and content, suggesting speakers, themes and sponsors as required (in collaboration with ESP committee)

7. Oversight of regional branch activity through liaison with the branches working group

8. Advising on stakeholder engagement activities and member organisation benefits, using current market trends and best practice indicators, including but not limited to member organisation recruitment, retention and benefit packages.

Chair: Professor Richard Reece CBiol FRSB
Professor Joy Hinson FRSB
Professor Neville Punchard CBiol FRSB
Dr Charlotte Lawson FRSB
Dr David McAllister CBiol FRSB
Jonathan Shields MRSB
Dr Patrick Murphy MRSB
Dr Nelson Chong FRSB
Dr David Whitworth FRSB

Observers
Dr Mark Downs CSci FRSB (Chief Executive)               
Rachel Lambert-Forsyth CBiol FRSB (Director of Membership and Professional Affairs)
Mark Leach AMRSB (Head of Membership and Marketing)                         
Dr Emma Horrigan (Membership Manager)                
Paul Trimmer (Head of Accreditation)    
Joanne Needham CBiol MRSB (Professional Development  Manager)
Karen Patel MRSB (Events and Regional Manager)                  
Secretariat: Lucy Coia MRSB (Membership & Marketing Officer)

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