Officers and Trustees

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CHAIRMAN

Dave Dickason
Dave Dickason
Lincolnshire
Tel: 07545 347177
E-Mail: David Dickason

SECRETARY
Leslie Rance
Les Rance
Hertfordshire
(Non-Elected Member & Magazine Editor)
Tel: 01442 872245
E-Mail: les.rance@theparrotsocietyuk.org


Mike Roxx
Mike Roxx
Northamptonshire
E-mail: Mike Roxx

Lee Clarke
Lee Clarke
Warwickshire
Tel: 07841 571905
E-mail: Lee Clarke

Hayley Baker
Hayley Baker
Glamorgan, South Wales
E-mail: Hayley Baker

Darren Walker
Darren Walker
North Lincolnshire
E-mail: Darren Walker

Andy Clements
Andy Clements
Essex
Tel: 07801 721498
E-mail: Andy Clements

Tariq Abou-Zahr MRCVS
Tariq Abou-Zahr

Cardiff, South Wales
E-mail: Tariq Abou-Zahr

Caroline Luxon
Caroline Luxon

Lincolnshire
E-mail: luxoncaz@hotmail.co.uk

At the 56th AGM on Sunday 20h November 2022, long-serving trustee and officer Alan Jones came to the end of his current session as Chairman of the Society, and handed over the reins to David Dickason. 

David is a retired Police Officer, with over twenty years' experience (since 1986), mostly in the British Transport Police in London. He reached the rank of Chief Inspector, and served periods as temporary Superintendent. From 2000 – 2006 David served as Head of the British Transport Police Crime reduction and Crime & Disorder Partnership Unit, London Underground and Docklands light railway. This work included - dealing with offenders and various crime types; forging working relationships with external organisations and local Authorities; and dealing with the safety and security of staff and reducing the opportunity for acts of terrorism. He also worked with Courts, the Crown Prosecution Service and the Home Office in preparing applications and representing the police as an advisor. 

From 2006 – 2010 he served as Sector Commander – Central London. The main focus of this role was to manage, develop and co-ordinate all operational activities within the sector working closely with the intelligence unit. It also included the management and deployment of officers and police staff. David was the senior officer of two operational police stations, along with associated responsibilities including health and safety. Again, this post involved development and co-ordination of services, liaising with other agencies, ensuring performance targets were met, and day-to-day budgetary management.

He was trained in major incident management, and was trained and qualified to Silver level event commander. David was very experienced in conducting investigations and crime scene management. We are confident that his expertise in legal matters will be useful to the Society; in liaising with legal bodies where necessary; and generally advising on security measures. He has a varied collection of parrots at home.

We also welcomed two new trustees to Council - specialist veterinarian Tariq Abou-Zahr and zoo curator Caroline Luxon.