Who we are

The Register of Qualified Genealogists is run by members working on an entirely voluntary basis. This page recognises those who freely contribute their time and energy to further the aims of the organisation.

Board of Directors

The directors are responsible for running RQG and managing its affairs, ensuring good corporate governance and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. Board meetings are held monthly, though the directors interact with each other almost on a daily basis. They are elected by, and accountable to, members at our Annual General Meetings.

Dr. Ian Macdonald
Co-chair
Toni Sutton
Co-chair
Carol Bannister
Director
Andy Douglas
Director
Clare Fowler
Director
David Jack
Director
Sylvia Valentine
Director
Roger Whitworth
Director

Ambassador

Our roving ambassador and adviser.

Dr. Bruce Durie
RQG Ambassador

Communications Group

Overseen by Sylvia Valentine, the Communications Group is primarily responsible for maximising RQG’s social media exposure. The group meets monthly, though individual team members monitor and manage activity on a regular basis.

Sylvia Valentine
Comms Group Lead
Sue Adams
Comms Group Member
Christopher Broom
Comms Group Member
Heather Nowlan
Comms Group Member
Clare O'Grady
Comms Group Member
Anne Sherman
Comms Group Member
Tessa Szczepanik
Comms Group Member
Erin Tilley
Comms Group Member
Emma Tinniswood
Comms Group Member

Conference 2018

Led by Carol, this was the core of the team responsible for the extremely well received York conference in October 2018, assisted by many other members.

Carol Bannister
Lead
Anne Powers
Team Member
Toni Sutton
Team Member
Sylvia Valentine
Team Member

Journal of Genealogy and Family History

The JGFH editorial team are responsible for assessing potential articles, arranging blind reviews and author revisions, and preparing copy for publication.

Jessica Feinstein
Editor
Dr. Ian Macdonald
Assistant Editor