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The governance of the BDA follows democratic principles, and is in compliance with both company and trade union law.

​The policy and strategic direction of the BDA is set by the Principal Executive Committee (PEC), which is directly elected by BDA members.

The PEC receives advice and opinion from elected country councils, and craft committees that represent constituent parts of the profession to inform their final decisions.

The four councils also meet in concert to form the UK Council, which has the responsibility of addressing UK wide issues.

Further information on all the governance and representation bodies of the Association can be found using the links to the left and a visio of the governance structure of the BDA is to be found below.


Proxy form for GMs and EGM notice are available to download below.


Proxy form for GMs                (68 KB)EGM-Notice 2014-02-21            (9.54 KB)