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Our governance

The views and priorities of FDA members guide everything we do as a union, and the FDA’s Executive Committee (EC) plays a vital role in this.

The EC is elected though a series of constituencies, ensuring that it remains representative of the breadth of the union’s membership. Its elected members bring a wealth of public service experience to the running of the FDA, and make sure that decisions taken at the FDA’s Annual Delegate Conference (ADC) are put into action.

The EC also looks after the union's affairs between conferences, and holds meetings with the General Secretary and other full-time FDA staff at least six times a year. Elections for Executive Committee positions are held every other year before the Annual Delegate Conference and successful nominees are appointed for two-year terms.

Vicky Johnson
Vicky Johnson


Vicky works for HMRC and is currently a strategic lead in the Individuals Policy Directorate specialising in employment income. She is a trained Tax Professional and has worked for the department since 1986. Vicky has been an FDA member since 2004 and had been Centre Secretary of the ARC West Midlands branch since then, until she stepped up to the national committee in 2015. In 2016 she took over as President of ARC and joined the FDA Executive Committee (EC), becoming one of the FDA’s Vice Presidents in June 2018. She was elected President in August 2020.

Tony Wallace

Vice President

Tony is a Tax Professional in HMRC working to ensure that the UK’s largest businesses pay what they owe. He joined the FDA in 2002 on completion of professional training and is currently Secretary of ARC Nottingham Centre. Tony has been member of the FDA's Executive Committee since 2012 and was proud to be President of ARC until 2016. He has served as Vice President of the FDA since 2016, under both Gareth Hills, Fiona Eadie and our current President Vicky Johnson. Tony has been delighted to work for all FDA members and strongly argues that civil servants receive respect for their professionalism that they deserve. Tony was the face of FDA’s recent petition calling for a champion for civil service pay, which attracted almost 6,000 signatures to the Minister for the Cabinet Office.

Margaret Haig

Vice President

Margaret is a Policy Lead on copyright in the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). She originally joined the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) in 2004 and became a member of FDA in 2007 as an internal Fast Streamer. She has served on both the MoJ and BEIS branch committees, being elected to the FDA Executive Committee in 2018. Margaret has represented FDA several times over recent years, including presenting on green audits at the European Trade Union Confederation, planning FDA centenary events, moving motions at Women’s TUC, and chairing Women into Leadership for the first time in 2019 in Manchester. Margaret was honoured to be voted a Vice President of FDA in 2020 and wants to ensure that FDA members of all grades and all backgrounds are represented in our work and campaigns.

Mike Buckley

Honorary Treasurer

Mike is a Strategic Finance Advisor in the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and is a Chartered Public Finance Accountant. He is National Secretary of the FDA's DWP Branch.

Administrators, Economists and Accountants

Mike Buckley
Margaret Haig
Lorimer Mackenzie 
Robert Marshall 
John McCullagh
Cat McMeeken
Bill McCreath

Association of Revenue and Customs (ARC)

Helen Baird-Parker 
Laurence Hutton
Vicky Johnson
Tom Langrish
Tony Wallace

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

David Chrimes 
Lorna Lee
Marie Watton


Amelia Dowler

Devolved Wales 

Richard Mulcahy

Diplomatic Service Association (DSA)

Matthew Lownds

Education Scotland

Ken McAra

Fast Stream

Sarah Amis


Peter Gill
Elliot Robson
Matt Newman

Lawyers’ Network

Leila Kelly
Matthew West

Managers in Partnership

Simon Brake
David Cain
Richard Carthew
Diane Lester

Northern Ireland section

Robbie Davis


Adrian Lyons

Procurator Fiscal Society

Fiona Eadie


Tim Knight

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