Agenda item

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman in accordance with Standing Order 29.


The Committee elected a Chairman in accordance with Standing Order 29.  Being the only Member declaring a willingness to serve, it was RESOLVED, that – Mark Wheatly be appointed as the Chair of the Barbican Residential Committee for 2022/23.

On taking the Chair, Mark Wheatley thanked retiring Members for their contributions and welcomed new Members.  The Chairman also thanked Michael Bennett, the long serving Manager of the Barbican Estate Office, who had recently retired after 20 years of exemplary service, and welcomed Rosalind Ugwu, who would be standing in on an interim basis.

The Chairman thanked past Chairman and former Deputy Chairman, Michael Hudson, for his tenacity and attention to detail, which would be greatly missed. 

Finally, he thanked Christopher Makin, who would be standing down as Chair of the Barbican Residents’ Consultation Committee (RCC), having served 4 years in the role, working in partnership with the BRC.  Christopher had recently been appointed to the Court of Aldermen, which would have considerable demands on his time, and the Committee wished him well in the future