Upon formation of the Emerald Tourist Railway Board (E.T.R.B.) in 1977, the P.B.P.S. Executive Committee (with additional co-opted members) continued as manager of the Railway, and roles previously reserved for V.R. staff (e.g. safeworking & rolling stock maintenance) became available to volunteers.
With the growth of railway activity and of paid staff numbers, the E.T.R.B. established a separate management committee but with continued strong Society representation.
Today, the E.T.R.B. comprises eight members, four of whom are nominees of the P.B.P.S. Executive Committee, the balance being Government appointees.
The P.B.P.S. Executive Committee 2015 - 2016
Back row (L - R)
Rex Kingham (Secretary and Society representative on the ETRB), John Brady (Society representative on the ETRB), John Robinson (Treasurer), Bob Cochrane (Society representative on the ETRB), Ray Leivers, Andrew Rayment, Tim Heeks, Kevin Stanes, Jeff Goodwin (President)
Front row (L - R)
Di Kidgell (Minutes Secretary), Jean Clowes (Vice President and Society representative on the ETRB), Anne MacLeish