Board of Directors, Faculties and Committees

President 2017-2018: Dawn Parker
President Elect 2017-2018: Phil Winston
Immediate Past President 2016-2017: Yvonne Goût
Financial Director 2017-2018: George Coad
Honorary Director: Len Armstrong
IDTA General Secretary Emeritus: Lyndon B Wainwright
IDTA Director Emeritus: John Knight, Jane Tumelty & Pat Lupino Thompson


Lord and Lady Fearn of Southport, Lionel Blair, Anton du Beke Erin Boag, Darcey Bussell CBE, Sir Ken Dodd, Dame Beryl Grey, Karen Hilton MBE, Marcus Hilton MBE, Dr. Stanley Ho OBE, Arlene Phillips OBE, Angela Rippon OBE, Dougie Squires OBE, Ann Widdicombe,

Directors 2017-2018

Lynn Armsby, Frances Clayton, Linda Cook, Philip Diment, Colin Donaldson, Bobbie Drakeford, Carol Hammond, Keith Holmes, Richard Hopkins, Anna Jones, Lynda King, Joanne Kirkland, Michael Sandham, Yvonne Saunders, Barbara Sharples

Chief Executive Officer:

Elizabeth Murphy

Operations Manager

Elaine Holden


Martin Pedlow

Examinations Secretaries

Sue Bray and Anne Watson


Ballroom Branch Faculties (2017-2018)

Ballroom Faculty

Yvonne Saunders (Chairman), Richard Hopkins, Lynda King, Dawn Parker, Michael Sandham, Philip Diment (Reserve)

Latin Faculty

Michael Sandham (Chairman), Lynn Armsby, Anna Jones, Lynda King, Yvonne Saunders, Richard Hopkins (Reserve)

Sequence Faculty

Jane Tumelty (Chairman), Dallas Chapman, Carol Hammond, Derek Tonks, Judy Walsh.

Freestyle Faculty

Anna Jones (Chairman), Nigel Edgar, Loraine Hastings, Jill Kemp, Dawn Parker, Dallas Chapman (Reserve),

Quality Assurance Panel – Ballroom

Consists of the four Faculty Chairmen, Chief Executive Officer.


Theatre Branch Faculties (2016-2017)

Ballet Faculty

Annette Bromley, Lynda Cardwell, Vanessa Hooper, Gillian Hopkinson, Joanne Kirkland, Christa Collard (Reserve).

Modern Jazz Faculty

Linda Cook (Chairman), Linda Lister, Shani Mitchell, Phil Winston, Carl Walker, Betty Chappelle (Reserve).

Tap Faculty

Barbara Sharples (Chairman), Mariyka Bolubasz, Wendy Cowan, Vicki Durning, Jennifer McCrow, Jacey Collins (Reserve)

Theatre Craft Faculty

Ian Meeson (Chairman), Liz Kendrick, Linda Regan, Denise Skinner, Vicky Stansfield, Lisa Handley (Reserve).

Musical Theatre Faculty

Denise Skinner (Chairman), Frances Clayton, Liz Kendrick, Ian Meeson, Linda Regan, Lisa Handley (Reserve)

Quality Assurance Panel – Theatre

Consists of the four Faculty Chairmen, Chief Executive Officer.


Finance & General Purposes Committee (F&GP)


London Meeting and Congress Arrangement Committees Ballroom and Theatre


Miss Dance of Great Britain

Karen Siddall (Chairman), Sharon Berry, Sandra Houldsworth – Secretary, Joanne Kirkland, Linda Lister, Tracey Southern, Betty Chappelle, Lisa Sykes.

International Theatre Dance Awards

Lynda Cardwell (Chairman), Annette Bromley, Jennifer McCrow, Brenda Yeates, Wendy Heywood

Nationwide Committee

President, Derek Tonks (Acting Chairman), Keith Laughton (SW), Dawn Parker (MID), Cynthia Coleman (NE), Wendy Anderson (ANG), Ann Haining (TT), Wayne Turner (NW), Mark Lunn (SE).

IDTA Medallist Couples Competitions Committee


Publicity Committee


Awards Committee


Overseas Development Committee


IT Committee

David Cooke, Richard Hopkins, Elizabeth Murphy, Michael Sandham, Gavin Stevens


IDTA Representatives

British Dance Council (BDC)

BDC Council: President, George Coad, John Knight, Richard Hopkins. Res: Philip Diment
BDC Sequence Advisory Committee: Derek Tonks and res Jane Tumelty
BDC Teachers Committee: Richard Hopkins res: Michael Sandham
BDC Contemp / Freestyle Advisory Committee: Anna Jones res Dawn Parker

Sports and Recreation Alliance

Jane Tumelty

Council for Dance Education and Training

Bobbie Drakeford, Lynn Armsby, Eliizabeth Murphy

Theatre Dance Council International

Linda Cook, Barbara Sharples

Federation of Dance Awarding Bodies

Keith Holmes, Richard Hopkins


Note: All committees, chairmen and representatives are elected annually in September by the Board of Directors. A list of IDTA Examiners is available from IDTA Head Office. Please call 01273 685652 or email