The role of the President is to champion and represent the society and its interests in an unofficial and ceremonial capacity. The President is not required to be a member of the Executive Committee or a Trustee but is not barred from serving as either. The role created in 2014.
The President is appointed by the Executive Committee and the Trustees in recognition of exceptional service and dedication to the Battle of Worcester Society.
Benjamin Humphrey JP FRSA
2014 - Present
The first and current President of the Battle of Worcester Society is writer, actor and director, Ben Humphrey. Ben served as the Society's Chairman from 2008 - 2013 and is credited with vastly improving its finances, membership and perception with the public. He raised significant sums of money to produce Theatre-in-Education Tours, education packs, re-enactments, lectures and plaques.
Having stepped down as the Society's Chairman in 2013 he was delighted to be appointed its first President the following year and travelled to the United States of America to give talks about the strong links between Worcester UK and the formation what is now the USA. He presented specially made moquettes of the proposed John Adams and Thomas Jefferson Monument to the Mayor of Worcester, MA, the President of the Massachusetts Historical Society and the British Consul General in Boston.
Ben is currently lives in Edinburgh although retains his seat in Worcestershire as a Criminal Court Magistrate and maintains strong links with his home county.