Following the announcement of the formation of the EDG at the end of October, the seven members of the group are making good progress thanks to their regular cadence of meetings (three so far and two more before Christmas).
Four workstreams are of particular importance:
- Constitution of the Society – Under the skilful coaching of member Niall Campbell, we are reviewing the possible options to update the Society and ensuring we stick by the necessary rules and regulations.
- Financials and organisational improvement – Treasurer and trustee Colin Tuckwell is leading this workstream in conjunction with member Mark Swan in order to build sound financial and operating processes, define service standards and build an increasingly responsive organisation and culture for the future of SPS.
- Member research and value proposition – With the help of Charles Fair, we are reaching out to current, past and future members to understand what they value most about SPS.
- Strategic framework – Fellow Jon Roughley is consolidating the facts from the other workstreams, augmenting them with market knowledge and collective thinking, into a revised strategic plan.
Having got off to a good start with the help of Chris Ragg, using his considerable experience to ensure the EDG adopt the habits of a high-performing team from the very outset, the focus is now turning to the EGM, scheduled for Monday 4 February 2013 in London. The overall project plan is updated regularly by Mark Swan who applies his tactful diplomacy at every meeting to keep the EDG on track.
“It is a real privilege to work with such a group of talented and experienced individuals,” says interim CEO Vincent Rousselet. “We are leaving no stone unturned in our programme. Together, we aim to shape some well-thought-out proposals for the future of the SPS, ready for the members to review at the forthcoming EGM.”
Other members of the Society are welcome to contribute to the EDG. Simply contact Colin Tuckwell on firstname.lastname@example.org / +44 (0)7899 763100 or Vincent Rousselet on email@example.com / +44 (0)7710 570 554