Executive Committee The Executive Committee (EC) is the national governing body of the Musicians' Union, making major decisions that affect the working lives of musicians. Last updated: 27 September 2023 The role of the MU's Executive Committee The Executive Committee (EC) is the national governing body of the Musicians' Union, making major decisions that affect the working lives of musicians. It deals with many important issues such as industrial negotiations, employment policy and financial management. The EC is a group of democratically elected MU members who meet every month to guide the work of the union. They are the decision-making body of the union. All decisions are the result of debate and vote and all EC members are expected to uphold such decisions. EC members are not accountable individually for the work of the union and have no individual decision-making powers. EC members are elected on a Regional basis, whilst they do not sit as delegates for their Regions. Given the importance of the issues for which they are responsible, EC members are required to adhere to the concept of collective responsibility and confidentiality in the best interests of the union and its members. In recognition of the demands on their time, they receive reimbursement of expenses incurred as well as a sitting fee or compensation for any loss of earnings. Current members of the EC Region Members London Steve Done, Rick Finlay (Vice Chair), Sarah Williams, Jacquelyn Hynes, James Topp, Emily Saunders East & South East England Sarah-Jane Dale, Andi Hopgood (Vice Chair), Richard Lightman Midlands Nigel Braithwaite, Dan Whitehouse North of England Mark Concar, Eileen Spencer (Vice Chair), Robert Scott, Wales & South West England Andy Gleadhill, Tracey Kelly Scotland & Northern Ireland Alex Gascoine (Chair), Matthew Whiteside Responsibilities of the EC members attending monthly meetings of the EC, any meetings of EC sub-committees to which they are elected, and the Union’s biennial MU Delegate Conference; supervising the activities of the Union, its National Departments and its Regions; considering motions submitted by members; appointing the Union’s Officials; maintaining the objects and aims of the Union as determined by conference and in compliance with the union’s Rules; and determining matters on which the Rules are silent. Eligiblity for being a member of the EC any MU member wishing to stand for the Executive Committee will require another current member to nominate them. The nominator must be a member of the same Region as the candidate candidates for the EC shall have been members of the MU for at least three consecutive years from the most recent date of admission prior to nomination candidates must be resident in or undertake the majority of their work as a musician in the Region in which they are nominated no person who is or who at any time during the preceding five years was employed by the MU shall be eligible for nomination any sitting EC member who completes their current term of office at the end of this year remains eligible for re-election unless otherwise disqualified.