Council Officers

The Council of the Astrological Association represents the management team.

Roy Gillett BEd (Hons Ldn)

Roy Gillett

A full-time astrologer since 1976, Roy has studied, taught and advised clients world-wide. He was Chair of the AA from 1994 and became President in 1999. He has played a leading role in organising national and international astrology conferences since 1980. Roy published daily astro-diaries between 1978-90 and now writes the Working with the Planets mundane column in the Astrological Journal. He has written key books showing astrology's potential to play an essential role in the 21st century. The Secret language of Astrology is a beautifully illustrated accessible introduction to the main concepts and workings of astrology. Astrology and Compassion: the Convenient Truth answers its critics and explains astrology's capacity to enhance today's academic, educational, financial and political institutions. Written in 2009, Economy Ecology and Kindness outlined the astro-cycle background to the 2008 world economic collapse. Its sequel Reversing the Race to Global Destruction finds the world's social and economic progress ten-years-on fundamentally flawed and uses astrology to suggest radical answers. His Buddhist books are: A Model of Health, Zen for Todays Living, and The Essence of Buddhism. He has studied the astrology of financial markets, supports Astrolabe and Solar Fire astro-software, has appeared widely on the broadcast media and liaises with Ofcom to remove specific negative references to astrology in the current Broadcasting Code. He also liases with English Heritage regarding Stonehenge access.

Robert Anderson FMAAT FAPAI

Robert Anderson

A retired financial manager, Robert Anderson, DMS.Astrol, has been active in Astrology since moving to the West Country in the mid-1980s. He helps to run the Plymouth Astrology Group and has a small astrological practice doing natal chart work - mainly via telephone readings. In 1998 he was elected to membership of the Association of Professional Astrologers and currently serves on the APAI council as Treasurer and webmaster. In 2010 he joined the AA Board as Treasurer. Robert is also a complementary therapist and is a trustee of the Plymouth Natural Health & Healing Centre.

Nick Campion PhD, DMSAstrol.

Nick Campion

Nick has been a student of the stars since 1965. A former President of the AA and the Astrological Lodge, his first love is the past, and trying to work out how we got to where we are now, a question which is usually without an answer. He began to study the history of astrology while he was an undergraduate, on discovering that, while astrology was once central to western thought, none of his tutors seemed to think this was interesting. Nick is programme director of the MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, www.uwtsd.ac.uk/ma-cultural-astronomy-astrology.

Christine Chalklin

Christine Chalkin

Christine grew up with astrology as both her mother and grandmother were enthusiastic students. Working professionally for well over 20 years, she now combines astrology with motivational coaching and includes Bach flower essence therapy and intuitive tarot card readings when appropriate. Christine has been a board member for ten years and her roles include local group representative and event day coordinator. She teaches astrology privately and runs workshops, and is also a tutor for the Mayo School of Astrology. Christine lives in West Yorkshire where she enjoys painting and wonderful walks in the beautiful countryside.

Jadranka Ćoić

Jadranka Coic

Jadranka Ćoić spends time either practising astrology or growing vegetables on her allotment in accordance with Moon cycles. She is a perpetual student who started to study astrology more than fifteen years ago, and now is doing QHP Diploma. She is the Treasurer of the Astrological Association and Beginners' Class Tutor for the Astrological Lodge of London.

Angela Cornish, DMS.Astrol, STA.DipH

Angela Cornish

Angela has practised and taught astrology in classes, talks and workshops for many years at home and abroad. She gained her Diploma in Astrological Studies from the Mayo School of Astrology in 1984 and the Diploma of the School of Traditional Astrology in 2011. She has been a tutor for the STA Horary Practitioner's level course which is taught either as an intensive residential course or as an on-line version. She has spoken a number of times at the Annual Conference of the Astrological Association of Great Britain and represented the STA with presentations on horary astrology. She has also delivered an on-line introductory horary course for the Mayo School of Astrology. In the past, she has been Administrator for the Urania Trust in London, Honorary Secretary to the Astrological Association of Great Britain and founder of the Nottingham Astrological Society. Angela is currently Secretary of the Astrological Association, Secretary of the Association of Professional Astrologers International and a member of the Astrological Lodge of London.

Sue Farebrother

Sue Farebrother

Sue gained her MA at Bath Spa University in 2007 in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology. She is a professional astrologer and tutor for the Faculty of Astrological Studies and the London School of Astrology. She has written course material for astrology schools, and articles. She is also a tarot consultant and teacher, both privately and for the LSA.

Amanda Jarrold

Amanda Jarrold

Amanda has been practising astrology for eight years and is a consulting astrologer. She is a committee member and Treasurer for the Bristol Astrology Group, Arcturus Rising. She has a Certificate from the Faculty of Astrological Studies and is currently finishing the Faculty Diploma. She lives in Bristol with her husband and two children.

Alison Kelly

Alison Kelly

Alison started her astrological studies with the FAS in 1993 and has been an active member of the Astrological Lodge of London since 1999. For many years she served on their committee in various capacities. She is a keen amateur astrologer and a regular attendee at the Lodge on Monday evenings..

Sharron Knight

Sharon Knight

Sharon has worked as a professional astrologer for nearly 30 years. Initially, studying with the Faculty, passing the Intermediate Diploma, before qualifying as a QHP with Olivia Barclay. She gained her MA in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology in 2004. She's a Fellow of the Association of Professional Astrologers International and is Chair of the Association. Sharon is a Tutor and Convener for the QHP and has her own course teaching Traditional Astrology. In the past, Sharon taught Astrology at Adult Education classes and has spoken at the AA Conferences, at The Astrological Lodge of London, and abroad. She's written columns for various women's magazines, newspapers and astrological journals and has a regular slot on local radio. Sharon practises classical and traditional astrology. She has a wide client base from all over the world and is passionate about her work and the place of astrology in society. In 2016 Sharon won the coveted Astrologer of the Year title in India.

Marilena Marino

Marilena Marino

Marilena is a consulting astrologer, writer and speaker. Her articles have been published in the Astrological Journal and IAM Infinity Astrology Magazine. Prior to joining the Astrological Association board, she was on the committee for the Astrological Lodge of London, which she continues to support as a volunteer. She regularly speaks at various astrological organisations, including the AA Annual Conference and international schools. Her interviews with leading astrologers are available to watch on the Astrological Association's YouTube channel. Her astrology products and services are available on www.sparkastrology.com.

Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell

Chris Mitchell has an MA from Bath Spa University College in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology, and is currently studying for a PhD at the University of Leicester where he is examining how astrology was taught in the twelfth century. He has spoken on medieval astrology at the Astrological Association annual conference, at the United Astrology Conference in Denver, and to numerous local astrology groups, and holds a diploma in Medieval Astrology from Astrologos.

Wendy Stacey, B.A, M.A, Dip LSA.

Wendy Stacey

Wendy Stacey, B.A, M.A, Dip LSA is the principal of the international Mayo School of Astrology and tutor for the London School of Astrology. She has written over 50 articles for students in the Astrological Journal and is the author of Consulting With Astrology: A Quick Guide to Building Your Practice and Profile, and Uranus Square Pluto: New Perspectives on the Current Planetary Line Up in Mundane Astrology and contributed to The New Generation and OPA's The Professional Astrologer: Building a Successful Astrology Practice. Her book on Unaspected Planets and 2020 and Beyond is due for release this year. In 2014 Wendy was the recipient of the UK's Charles Harvey award for "Exceptional Service to Astrology". Her website is Her website is www.wendystacey.com and she can be contacted at wendy@mayoastrology.com.