2019 Annual General Meeting

The 2019 Annual General Meeting (for the financial year 1st April 2018-31st March 2019) was held on the 16th November 2019 at the Portland Lecture Theatre, The Portland Building, University of Portsmouth as part of the 2019 Annual Conference. 

2019 NAS Annual General Meeting Agenda

  1              Welcome by the chair, Brian Minehane

  2              Minutes of the 2018 AGM

  3              Review of the 2018-19 year and officers reports

  4              Presentation of 2018-19 accounts and examiners report

  5              Motion to re-appoint Morris Crocker as independent examiners of the accounts

  6              Appointment of Executive Committee Members (see below for nominations)

  7              Appointment of NAS Vice Presidents

  8              Nominations of NAS Fellowships

  9              Any other ordinary business

Item 6. Appointment of Executive Committee Members

As a charity the NAS is managed by a group of dedicated volunteer trustees who also act as the Limited Company directors. The trustees are legally responsible for the governance of the Society. The day to day running of the Society is delegated to the Chief Executive Officer.  The Executive Committee meets formally twice per year (normally in London) in April and October.

Members who stood down from the Executive Committee

  • Helen Ohlsson, Executive Member since 2016
  • Dr Simon Trafford, Executive Member since 2016
  • Dr John Cooper, Executive Member since 2017

Members who restood for Executive Committee

  • Dr David Johnston, Executive Members since 2004
  • Tim Parker, Executive Member since 2016
  • Dr Damien Robinson, Executive Member since 2016
  • Claire Hallybone, Executive Member since 2016

New Member Appointed to the Executive Committee

  • Geoff Downer, Proposed by Steve Harvey and Seconded by Tony Taylor

The Executive Committee of the NAS currently has four vacancies for Charity Trustees / Company Directors

If you would like to stand for co-option or election to the Executive Committee or find out more about the role and responsibility please contact the NAS CEO, Mark Beattie-Edwards on [email protected] or by calling the NAS Office on 02392 818419. We would be particularly interested in diversifying the representation on the committee and would therefore encourage NAS members under the age of 30; female members and members of currently underrepresented ethnicity to contact us.


Charity Annual Overview

Our officers reports and annual accounts can be found here.

Download 2018-19 Officers Reports

Download the 2018 AGM Minutes

2018-19 Annual Accounts

Download 2017-18 Officers Reports

Download 2017-18 Annual Accounts

Download the 2017 AGM Minutes


The UK Charity Commission maintain a register of charities that holds details of organisations that have been recognised as charitable in law; and

  • hold most of their assets in England and/or Wales, or
  • have all or the majority of their trustees normally resident in England and/or Wales, or
  • are companies incorporated in England or Wales.

You can search for Nautical Archaeology Society on the Charity Commission website Charity Commission.

Or click NAS Charity Commission overview to see our recent submissions.


Company Annual Reports

The NAS is a Limited Company and reports annually to Companies House. Details of annual returns can be found online Companies House by searching for Nautical Archaeology Society or an overview can be found Companies House overview.