Ivor Caplan

Elected 2010, re-elected in 2013, 2016 and 2019

ivor_caplan97_110pxWaterways interests

Ivor's inland waterways experience goes back some 40 years with 15 years living afloat, although he has recently moved partially ashore. He has a particular interest in the built environment believing that conservation can only be achieved in the long term by finding sustainable uses for heritage buildings.

Professional qualifications and employment

Ivor retired a few years ago as head of architecture of Sandwell MBC which covers much of the BCN.

Ivor's IWA involvement includes 30 years on the Birmingham Branch committee with a long spell as branch chairman. He was national organiser of Waterways for Youth prior to it becoming WoW. He served on Promotions & Communications and West Midlands Region committees. His involvement has included the organisation of many different IWA boating events and other initiatives at local and national level.

Throughout this time Ivor has also had wide experience of other organisations in the inland waterways family. This includes serving on canal society committees and he was recently secretary of the BCN Society. He has been involved with restoration trusts and a few years ago retired after 10 years as company secretary for the Droitwich Canals Trust, which closed down after achieving completion of its entire restoration. He served over 12 years on the committee of Residential Boat Owners Association, with periods as vice-chair, chairman and secretary.


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