Meet The Committee

Chris Boothby


Chris is qualified to the level of Dive Leader and Open Water Instructor and has been a member of Harrogate BSAC since 2008.

Brian Hickman

Diving Officer

Brian is a BSAC First Class Diver and Assistant Advanced Instructor. A member of BSAC since 1984, Brian has completed over 2,000 logged dives and been a member of the Harrogate branch since 2000.

Alan Moore


Alan has been a member of the club since 1997 and is an Advanced Diver/Trimix Re-breather Diver. As an accountant, Alan ensures the accounts are always in order.

David Pitts

Training Officer

David is a Dive Leader and Open water Instructor. If you’d like to arrange a try dive or progress with your training contact David via our Contact Page

Steve Austwick

Equipment Officer

Steve has been a member of the club since 2015 having moved from Huddersfield Nomads and Leeds Metropolitan University. A Dive Leader and Assistant Instructor Steve now looks after the Club’s Dive Equipment.

Andy Warren

Boat Officer

Andy has been a member of Harrogate BSAC since 2013 and deals with the maintenance and running of the club boats. Andy is an experienced Advanced Diver, Open Water Instructor and CCR Diver.

Rick Eldridge

Club Secretary

New Club Secretary, Enjoys long walks on the beach (more to add)

May Boothby

Social Secretary

May is qualified to the level of Sports Diver and has been a member of the Club since October 2008.

Allison Gledhill

Club Secretary 

Allison started diving approximately 10 years ago after winning a prize draw to dive with sharks at the Blue Planet Aquarium. These days, Allison regularly dives both in the UK and Abroad, with Harrogate BSAC and Seasearch. A Dive Leader and Assistant Instructor Allison is currently Secretary of the dive club.

Roger Newbould

Committee Member

A self-employed engineer for the past 44 years, Roger joined Harrogate BSAC looking for a new challenge and has quickly progressed to Sports Diver.

Jill Newbould

Committee Member

Jill joined Harrogate BSAC last year with Roger and with Roger qualified as Sports Diver. She is now looking forward to diving together all over the world.

David Ellingham

Media Manager

After initally winning the lighthouse award by accidently strapping himself to a boat then trying to jump in the water, David has since progressed to Dive Leader and has taken up the role of Media Manager to create the BSAC website hosting the various club info, photos and videos.

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