Who are we

TAA is a registered charity of over 600 members, operated according to our Constitution and governed by an executive committee that is elected at the annual general meeting held in November/ December each year.

To download a summary brochure, click here.

Our Mailing Address

TAA, PO Box 3
Penicuik EH26 0RX
UK

As a registered charity, we rely on donations from our members and supporters. If you would like to make a donation, please click here. You could also consider leaving a bequest in your will in favour of TAA, please contact the Treasurer for information.

Executive Committee (key members)

President Andrew Bennett president@taa.org.uk

Chairman

Keith Virgo

chairman@taa.org.uk

Vice-Chair Paul Harding vice_chairman@taa.org.uk
General Secretary Dr Elizabeth Warham general_secretary@taa.org.uk

Treasurer

Jim Ellis-Jones

treasurer@taa.org.uk

Membership Secretary

Linda Blunt

membership_secretary@taa.org.uk

Corporate Membership Hugh Bagnall-Oakley Corporate_membership@taa.org.uk

Ag4Dev Coordinating Editor

Paul Harding

coordinator_ag4dev@taa.org.uk

Ag4Dev Technical Editors
ElizabethWarham
Brian Sims
editor_ag4dev@taa.org.uk

Award Fund Chairman

Antony Ellman

taa_award_fund@taa.org.uk

Web Manager Keith Virgo webmanager@taa.org.uk
Branch Coordinator Fiona Johnson branch_coordinator@taa.org.uk

The Executive Committee meets every three months to plan and co-ordinate activities.

The Trustees

The Trustees, who  include the Chairman, General Secretary, Treasurer, Membership Secretary and Coordinating Editor, accept responsibility for directing the affairs of TAA and ensuring that it delivers its charitable objects, in particular:

  •  Preparing trustee annual reports, submitting annual return forms and accounts to the Charities Commission
  • Compliance with the rules of the charity as set out in its constitution.
The Trustees must also must ensure that TAA is run carefully, by making sure it:     
  • Uses its charitable funds and assets wisely to further its charitable aims.
  • Does not do anything to put its property, funds, assets or reputation at risk
  • Takes appropriate care and advice when investing or borrowing money
Trustees must be registered with the Charities Commission.     
ExCo has a wider mandate in running TAA affairs. 

Sub-Committees
Responsible for the management of different aspect of TAA's operations:
  • Membership and Promotion
  • Finance and Resource Mobilization
  • Publications and Communications
  • Regional and Overseas Groups

Specialist Groups
Operate in areas of specific interest to members to develop and build consensus in:

Tropical Agriculture Award Fund

Makes awards to graduates and MSc students to gain overseas experience in tropical agriculture and environmental conservation through projects with corporate members or other organisations

Honours Panel
(chaired by the TAA Vice-Chairman) considers candidates for:
  • Development Agriculturalist of the Year
  • Young Development Agriculturalist of the Year
  • Awards of Merit (TAA members only)
  • National Awards

    TAA insurance cover
    Public & Products Liability at £5,000,000, Trustees Indemnity at £100,000 and Legal Expenses cover at £100,000







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