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Our member governance team are constantly working in the best interests of you, our members and customers so that we can provide the best products and service we can.

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What is Member Governance

As a mutual organisation we don’t have shareholders, so any profit we make is used for our members’ benefit. At Foresters our members have a say in how we run as a business, our members represent a system of government, where members are elected at local, regional and international levels to represent members’ interests.

Our elected leaders help us as a business to focus on what is important to our members and support them and their communities.

Our Branch Council nominations are currently closed. The Branch Council elections will open from 14th August to 11th September 2020.

Foresters member making a difference in his community

Get involved in making a difference

One of the benefits of Foresters membership is the opportunity to get involved in our democratic process, through participating in elections or nominating yourself or someone else for a leadership role as a Branch Councillor.

These elected leaders provide a guiding hand, which helps to focus and support the impact that Foresters makes in our member’s communities. By participating in your local Branch, you can:

  • Develop valuable leadership skills for your personal life or career
  • Connect with fellow members who share your passion for community volunteerism
  • Be inspired by world-class speakers at our annual 3-day Leadership Development Conference, where Foresters takes its elected members to a destination to participate in and experience
  • Take part in a rewarding volunteer experience with a low time commitment

Meet your elected Branch Councillors

In the UK, Foresters has a Regional Council and eight Branch Councils. See the branch councillors in your area:

Northern UK
Monthly meeting date and time: Monday 6th July, 2020 - 7:00pm

Yorkshire and East Midlands
Monthly meeting date and time: Monday 20th July, 2020 - 6:30pm

North West England and North Wales
Monthly meeting date and time: Wednesday 15th July, 2020 - 8:00pm

Eastern England
Monthly meeting date and time: Monday 13th July, 2020 - 8:00pm

South West England and Southern Wales
Monthly meeting date and time: Monday 20th July, 2020 - 8:00pm

Central UK
Monthly meeting date and time: Thursday 16th July, 2020 - 8:00pm

London and South East England
Monthly meeting date and time: Monday 13th July, 2020 - 6:30pm

South Central
Monthly meeting date and time: Wednesday 15th July, 2020 - 6:30pm

How our members are organised

At the core of Foresters membership is our member-governed Branch network which focuses our efforts where they are needed most – on our members and their communities.

All Foresters members belong to a local Branch and have the opportunity to elect local leaders or to even stand for election themselves.

Foresters Branch Network has a three-tiered governance structure: Branch, Regional, and International, through which Foresters members elect their leaders and ultimately the Board of Directors. Each tier has its own responsibilities and accountabilities.

Chart showing the Foresters Financial Member Governance Structure

Find out more Read our Annual Report