Mark was first elected to the post of general secretary in December 2000. Mark was re-elected in 2005, and again in 2009.
A former clerical officer in the old DHSS, Mark is unique amongst his peers in other unions having come straight from the shop floor.
Mark is a member of the TUC general council.
Janice started work for the civil service in 1981 at Selly Oak unemployment benefit office in Birmingham. She moved to Paisley in Scotland in 1991.
She was elected in 2002 as the first woman president of PCS. Her first year as president was a "baptism of fire" as she had to defend the election of Mark Serwotka as general secretary against a legal challenge designed to overturn our members’ democratic decision. The challenge to Mark’s election was unsuccessful and since then PCS has grown rapidly - engaging members on campaigns to defend jobs and pensions and to improve pay and conditions.
Janice is a member of the TUC general council.
Hugh was re-elected deputy general secretary in 2009 for five more years. He has special responsibility for negotiations with the Cabinet Office on jobs, pensions and all personnel management issues, and represents PCS in the National Trade Union Council (formerly the Council of Civil Service Unions).
He covers equality, international, and disputes for the union, and line manages the majority of bargaining units. Hugh is also Chair of the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and was instrumental in the landmark decision taken by the TUC to support the boycott campaign of settlement goods. He is also Vice Chair of Unite Against Fascism.
Chris Baugh is the assistant general secretary (AGS) of PCS. He has over 30 years of trade union experience in PCS and predecessor unions having served as national vice president and as a member of the national executive committee for many years.
Chris worked for the Land Registry from 1976 and was the lead negotiator and group president when he took up his elected AGS post in 2004. As a socialist and life member of Blackpool and Fylde Trades Council Chris has been involved over many years in a variety of community and trade union based campaigns.
As AGS, Chris is the Union’s National Treasurer with responsibility for Finance, as well as a range of bargaining and regional issues including the devolved administrations. Chris also leads on the PCS Green Agenda, an Alternative Vision for civil and public services and promoting union involvement in Arts/Music/Cultural events.