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Advisory and Working Groups

The broad range of AOP activities are organised and managed by the staff, under the guidance of the Chief Executive Officer and Board and they follow the priorities set out in the Association's Strategic Plan.

Groups meet at the beginning of a project to provide input, before implementation and after the project has been completed to review its success and effectiveness. Some may meet regularly, this will depend on the nature of the project or activity.

If you are interested in participating in a project, or have any ideas/suggestions, please contact the Chief Executive Officer.

AOP Awards

Richard Seymour AOP Photographer Member and Board Director, Steve Knight AOP Board Director/Pixi Pixel, Wendy Carrig AOP Photographer member, Tanja Adams Another, George Corbin Trayler & Trayler, Seamus McGibbon AOP Chief Executive Officer and Rachel Rogers Marketing Manager.

The working group covers the activities and organisation of the AOP Awards.

Business & Legal Advice

The working group is led by AOP Business and Copyright Adviser, Nick Dunmur, along with Anne Mannion (AOP Chair) and Charles Swan of Swan Turton, AOP Member Simon Leach and AOP Chief Executive Officer Seamus McGibbon 

The working group covers all aspects of the business & legal advice service and replies to both UK Government and wider consultations.

Education

AOP Members and course leaders Geraint Cunnick, Chair, Paul Wenham-Clark, AOP Chief Executive Officer Seamus McGibbon and Business & Legal adviser, Nick Dunmur.

The working group covers the educational activities undertaken by the AOP on behalf of its Students and Accredited Courses.

Employment

This is a sub group of the Board: AOP Chair Anne Manion, Board member Steve Knight and Chief Executive Officer Seamus McGibbon.

Finance

This is a sub-group of the Board: Marc Jason, AEL,  AOP Independant Director Steve Knight, Marc Adams, AEL, Finance Officer Yaa Taylor and Chief Executive Officer Seamus McGibbon

The working group looks at the manner in which we run and report our finances. It provides help, advice and a forum at which we can discuss ways in which we might improve the manner in which we operate, from a financial point of view.

Marketing

AOP Marketing Manager Rachel Rogers, Chief Executive Officer Seamus McGibbon

This working group looks at the marketing of the AOP, it's members and activities through all media and social networking

f22 - Women Photographers at the AOP

AOP Marketing Manager Rachel Rogers, AOP Member Photographers Wendy Carrig, Carol Sharp, Sarah Hogan and Kate Abbey.

The working group provides input on f22 - Women Photographers at the AOP.  Working for fairness in the representation of women photographers. 

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