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January 22, 2021

Old Pauline Club Governance Working Party and Review Established

On 27 November 2020, the OPC Main Committee met to discuss the Club’s Strategy. Six proposals were agreed including that a working party should be established to consider and recommend changes to the OPC’s governance structure.

A total of 69 Main Committee members representing 82% of the total number of members voted on the Governance proposal, which is set out below.

The OPC should set up a Governance working party to consider and recommend changes to the OPC’s corporate status, committee structure and governance by June 2021. The sub-committee should consider, inter alia, the following:

  • Incorporation
  • Change of name
  • The roles of the OPC Main and Executive Committees
  • The establishment of a Nominations Committee that will advise on the appointment of future Presidents, Deputy Presidents, other officers and Vice Presidents
  • Terms of Reference for each of the committees
  • Job descriptions for officers
  • How to encourage much greater diversity across OPC committees and officers

The result of the vote was For: 64 votes, 93% and Against: 5 votes, 7%    

The OPC Executive Committee has agreed the members of the working party. It is to be chaired by Nog Norgren (1981-86). Other members will be Nick Brooks (1965-70), Sir Brian Fall (1951-55), Sam Turner (2011-16) and Jeremy Withers Green (1975-80).

If any OP has a suggestion for the Working Group to consider, please send it to Sam Turner at

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