Meet the Team

Advance is a big team, with every member is a part of our democratic structures.  We exist to serve our members and our members decide who it is that makes the decisions about our strategy and plans.  As a Trade Union it is elected members who govern and manage our resources and ensure we act in ways that best serve the needs of our members.

The members elect one of our members to be our General Secretary. She (or he) is the chief executive officer and key spokesperson for our organisation.  Linda Rolph has been our General Secretary since 1997.  Linda manages our paid officials, our staff team and any members who are given time away from their work to undertake activity for Advance on a part-time or secondment basis.

The members elect members from across our membership to be the National Executive Committee, they form the governing body of our organisation, answerable to our Annual General Meeting.  The NEC oversee the work of the General Secretary and are responsible for ensuring Advance is properly and effectively run.

Local members are also elected to represent members in parts of the business and form Local Committees. 


National Executive Committee (NEC) 

(logged in members only)

Local Reps


Linda's Team


Office Team

(logged in members only)

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