Our member leaders

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

Making a difference Foresters member leader

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.

Foresters member making a difference in his community

Foresters Branch Elections 2021: Important dates

6 May  – 15 June
Nominations open for Branch Councillor positions

Watch for your election package in the mail.

12 August – 10 September
Vote online or mail in your ballot.

Election results announced.
Please note that in Branches where the number of candidates matches or is fewer than the number of open positions, no election is necessary.



Helpful Resources:

You’ll find more details about nominations in this Nominations FAQ. If you have any other questions, such as whether you are eligible to vote, please email elections@foresters.com.

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. Learn more about the Branch Councillors in your area.

Northern UKMeet your Branch Councillors

Yorkshire and East MidlandsMeet your Branch Councillors

North West England and North WalesMeet your Branch Councillors

Eastern EnglandMeet your Branch Councillors

South West England and Southern Wales
Meet your Branch Councillors

Central UKMeet your Branch Councillors

London and South East EnglandMeet your Branch Councillors

South CentralMeet your Branch Councillors

Branch Councillor monthly meeting dates and minutes

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