Derek Lamb

I have enjoyed my first term on Council even though it proved to be at a difficult time with the Covid pandemic. As Treasurer it was a challenging time for me, and the Council as a whole, when BMAA income plummeted in the first lockdown and cash reserves diminished quickly. The quick decisive action taken at that time stabilised the finances and the year fortunately ended with a surplus. Currently the finances are in a healthy state with reserves having been rebuilt. My portfolio has also included liaison with Microlight Flying as the Council representative. The magazine proved to be an invaluable asset to members during lockdown when it wasn’t possible to visit airfields for aircraft maintenance, let alone fly. Interesting and informative articles kept spirits up and pleasures of flying fresh in the mind. In between lockdowns I was able to finish the build of my Nynja with the first away flight taking place on the day of permit issue, with lockdown starting the next day. It’s a joy to fly. My background is as an engineer and I held the position of Vice President Electrical Engineering at Anglo American, a large multinational mining house. Moving to the UK I transferred into finance and qualified as an accountant, running my own limited company. I also spent time as Company Secretary and Company Accountant for Pentagon Protection PLC in the building security sector. I retired a few years ago but keep up my Chartered Engineer and accountancy registrations. I believe my business and technical background and the experience gained over my term on the BMAA Council mean I still have much to offer to this wonderful sport if elected for a second term.

Proposed by Ted Barret, 8890
Seconded by Dave Buggins, 11864