The council and council members
This page lists the members of the BSD council. Select 'more' to read some background information about any council member. You may also view the latest version of the BSD Memorandum and Articles of Association.
Isabel Holroyd President
Isabel had the benefit of both a full set of Yorkshire parents and a Scottish upbringing so she has a profound understanding of the value of money.
She has a degree in Sociology and Psychology but also trained as a Cost and Management Accountant and worked as such in organisations as diverse as an armoured vehicle depot, a bra factory and a brewery. Since then she has been a community warden visiting elderly and disabled people in sheltered housing and the business manager of a motorcycle school.
For twenty five years she also served in the Territorial Army and was the first woman to command a squadron in a British Army transport regiment.
Isabel is now, theoretically, a lady of leisure and lives in the eastern corner of Cumbria. Passionate about promoting dowsing, especially in the north of England, and about having fun while she does it, Isabel is Secretary of Ridings Dowsers and co-founder of Westmorland Dowsers. Isabel was elected to Council in September 2011l and promoted to Vice-President in 2013.
At the AGM on Saturday 6th September 2014 Isabel was unanimously elected President.
John has worked in the insurance industry in Asia and in the UK. He is currently chairman of both a quoted insurance company and an insurance broker. He is also a trustee of the Landmark Trust. John is an enthusiastic dowser. His principle interest is in the earth energies of our monuments both ancient and modern. He can be seen with his wife Sophie absorbing the powers of many of our most sacred sites. He joined the council in October 2015.
Bev Reardon works with young people helping them plan the next stage of their education. Under the auspices of the University of Derby, Bev organized a festival to help people of all ages reconnect with nature. As part of the festival, Bill Holding led an introduction to dowsing.
Bev’s interest in sacred landscapes began with the 1970’s TV series “Children of the Stones”.
There has been no looking back.
Bev brings a wealth of experience to the BSD and, in particular, will help us target the younger demographic.
After service in the Army and Police, Mark Harris has developed a training practice specializing in First Aid, Health & Safety and the training and assessment of trainers. Mark attended an ntroduction to dowsing course run by Hamish Miller. He has since himself organized more than 30 dowsing energy awareness courses. This has included an evening course at Inverness College, University of the Highlands and Islands.
Mark has the potential to bring great expertise to the development of training within BSD.