Governance and Administration

The BOU is a registered charity is England and Wales (249877) and Scotland (SCO44850) and is administered by a Council of Trustees elected by our membership. It has a set of rules that govern the activities of the society. The Annual General Meeting is usually held at our main spring conference.

The day to day activities of the BOU are undertaken by two staff members (see below) with the main activities overseen by the BOU’s Council and Standing Committees:

Council members
Standing Committees and members

Nominate BOU members for Council and committee vacancies – see here.

NEW | Nominations process for Council and committees. See here


The BOU employees two staff members who run all BOU activities.

Chief Operations Officer | Leila Walker
Leila has responsibility for the day to day management and running of the BOU including conferences and events, the business side of the BOU’s journal, IBIS, social media and communications, website development and content management and servicing BOU Council and its Standing Committees.
Contact Leila

Journal & Office Manager | Angela Langford
Angela looks after the day to day running of our journal, IBIS, plus our membership and sales.
View Angela’s profile
Contact Angela

Image credit
White Ibis © Dick Daniels | CC-BY-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons