The Council consists of the General Secretary, the President and 16 other members selected by the Union's five Sector Committees.

The Council meets at least six times a year and has responsibility for directing the general policy and affairs of the Union and for pursuing a strategic approach to the Union's development.

The responsibilities of the Council are outlined in more detail in the Rules of the Union.


John O Connell   General Sectetary

John Burns   President

Olivia Henry   Vice President Governance

Marc Ashby   Vice President Finance

Joe Allsopp

Stephen Fox

Christian Hanna

Roger James

Mick Nerney

Tom Ruttledge

Michael Ryan

Denis Stevenson

Wilma Stewart

Claire Withers