Corporate Information

Corporate structure

RQG-Certificate-of-Incorporation
The Register of Qualified Genealogists is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England & Wales.
The company was registered at Companies House, Cardiff on 31st December 2015 under registration number: 09933308.
The Articles of Assoociation establish the company as “not-for-profit” and satisfy the requirements for exemption from using “Limited” in the company name.
All Qualified Genealogists are members (guarantors) of the company and have ultimate control of the company.
The company is run without the need for office accommodation. Official notices can be delivered to the Registered Office at 49 Station Road, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 6EA.
The subscribers to the Memorandum of Association (the first members who brought the company into existence) were:

  • David Annal
  • Carol Bannister
  • Dr. Nick Barratt
  • Caroline Brown
  • Andy Douglas
  • Dr. Bruce Durie
  • Graham Holton
  • Dr. Ian Macdonald
  • Tahitia McCabe
  • Toni Sutton

The Company is managed by a Board of Directors on behalf of the members.

The present Board of Directors:

  • Dr. Ian G Macdonald, BSc. PhD MSc.(Genealogical Studies) PGCE CITP CEng FBCS MIoD, Chairman
  • Carol Bannister, BA(Hons) MSc.(Genealogical Studies) RGN OHNC RPHN(OHN)
  • Andrew Douglas, BA(Hons) MSc.(Genealogical Studies) ACMA CGMA MCMI
  • David Jack MSc.(Genealogical Studies)
  • Antoinette Sutton, PG Dip. BA(Hons) MSc.(Genealogical Studies)
  • Sylvia Valentine M. Litt. (Family and Local Studies)
  • Roger Whitworth BSc. MSc.
The Board is supported by an advisory group:

  • Membership of the advisory group will change from time to time to suit new challenges.
  • Additional support, in the international arena, is provided by the RQG Ambassador, Dr. Bruce Durie, BSc (Hons) PhD OMLJ FSAScot FCollT FIGRS FHEA..
Members of the company will be welcomed to run company services and events.

Financial results are presented to Members at an annual general meeting.

Directors are required to resign on a rolling basis and elections for new directors will be held at the time of the annual general meeting.

Governance

Dr. Ian Macdonald
Chairman
Carol Bannister
Director
Andy Douglas
Director
David Jack
Director
Toni Sutton
Director
Sylvia Valentine
Director
Roger Whitworth
Director
Dr. Bruce Durie
RQG Ambassador