Branch committee

The Berkshire Branch is run by a committee elected at the branch AGM in September. Committee members with specialist skills are also co-opted from time to time. A Council of un-elected volunteers also brings additional skills and support. Everyone is eligible for election at the next AGM. If you want to work on the committee or council then contact the Chair.

We meet at 7.30 pm on the first Tuesday of every month. Our next meetings are:

Branch officers
The committee consists of three officers (Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer), and at least three other members. Any branch member is eligible to stand for election to the committee but, as handling of branch members’ personal data is restricted to professional BCS members for legal reasons, only professional BCS members may be elected as branch officers. The current officers of the Berkshire branch are:

Committee members

  • Young Professionals Group Lead: Yousef Bahar
  • Communications Manager: Ruben Bell
  • Events Coordinator & BCS ELITE Thames Valley: Mike Buckland
  • Volunteers Co-ordinator: Tony Levene
  • Education Liaison: Dan Sydes (UTC Reading)
    • Planet Informatics Lead: Lauren Hofmann (Reading University – Henley Business School)
    • Chair and BCS Liaison, Student Chapter – Glenn Healy (Reading University Computing, Engineering & Sciences Department)
    • Events Manager, Student Chapter – Jules Gribble (RUCES)
    • Communications Manager, Student Chapter – Alastair Miller (RUCES)

Without portfolio:


The Committee and Council share electronic documents to help organise the Branch. They also have access to a secure committee area linked from the BCS members’ login.