The Conference Team

Look out for the Team and Stewards

Look out for the flat 'ats"

If you need any help or information during the weekend, the Stewards and conference team
are easily spotted by their headwear and are "happy to help"!
Anthony Day

Anthony Day Conference Director

I’ve been in Toastmasters for as long as Michael J Clarke can remember. I keep bees, which involves controlling hundreds of individuals rushing around in different directions, so they thought I’d be ideal for conference director. Mind you, it’s going to be a real honey of a conference.

Meet Anthony

Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller Money Man

A Southerner by birth, I was granted residency in Yorkshire through my Dad, who was from Doncaster. I’ve been in Toastmasters for over 4 years

Meet Andrew

Michael Clarke

Michael J Clarke Promotions

I’m a 60 year old chartered accountant working for a housing association in Grimsby, but live near Goole in East Riding of Yorkshire. I live with Gillian Caldicott, my partner and fellow team member.

Meet MJC

Sue McQueen

Sue McQueen Web Mistress

I've been in Toastmasters for 10 years as a founder member of our Harrogate club. Looking forward to our 10th Anniversary celebrations this year. I am a web designer and extreme knitter. I have knitted this website. Oh, and I'll be Area 15 AD in July.
Gilli Caldicott

Gilli Caldicott Entertainment

Gilli has been a Toastmaster for fifteen years being a charter member of Leeds City Toastmasters and York EbOrators amongst others. She is a past Area 15 Governor and was part of the organising committee for the 2009 White Rose Conference in York.

Meet Gilli

Lynn Gregory

Lynn Gregory Entertainment

Hi. I’m Lynn from the beautiful city of York, although originally from over the border in Derbyshire. I am an Advanced Gold Communicator who is moving towards my DTM.

Meet Lynn

Jane Craggs

Jane Craggs Interpersonal Stuff

A Toastmaster for eleven years, I have experience across Europe in D59 as well as in our own D71 and my latest exciting venture in D41 (in India). I am a translator-interpreter and apart from texts and meetings work in relocation and property; as the old Toastmaster mini-manual says: “A toastmaster wears many hats”.
Alex Kelly

Alex Kelly Local Knowledge

Hey I’m Alex, I’m Sheffield, born and bread. I’m a tech guru by day, in my free time comedy improviser, hack spacer and a practitioner of ToastMastery. I’m 35 years old and been a Toastie for the last 2 ½ years. Feel free to speak up if you need any local knowledge.

Meet Alex

Jean Stewart

Jean Stewart Secretary/Admin

I have been running my business since 2001 to support and develop businesses in South Yorkshire. Started with Toastmasters five years ago and have managed to hone my presentation skills. I am a Toastmaster Advanced speaker and also have a qualification in accountancy.
Kay Federico

Kay Federico Contest Organiser

Fifteen years ago, I joined Toastmasters in Hertfordshire because a friend told me it was fun and she was right! Ten years ago, I became Division G Governor and I am now a member of York EbOrators and look forward to welcoming many of you to the conference in Yorkshire.

Meet Kay

James Burke

James Burke More Money Stuff

I have been a Toastmaster for nine years and I am hoping to obtain my DTM by early next year. I'm originally from Suffolk, have lived in Epsom for over tenyears and have recently seen the error in my ways and moved up North and live in Castleford. As I am an actuary by profession, your money will be in good hands!

Bill McQueen Dogsbody

A founder member of Strictly Speaking Harrogate Toastmasters, I have been a Toastie for 10 years. In real life I am a Project Manager and volunteer with the PMI, but I also enjoy Tai Chi and love board games.