Local Groups Officer
(National Members' Officer redirects here)
Previously a post in British Mensa which managed the Local Groups structure, as an appointee (and often a member) of the British Mensa Committee. Originally the LGO appointed a group of ALGOs (Assistant Local Groups Officers) to manage each region on his behalf. Later these posts evolved into Regional Groups Officers then the present term Regional Officers.
On occasion the LGO was assisted by a deputy, the DLGO.
Around 2000 the LGO post was renamed the National Members' Officer.
Around 2001 the post of LGO/NMO was abolished in favour of Regional Officers, as regionally elected officers with a mandate to govern, making collective decisions in conference together twice a year and reporting directly to the Board of British Mensa. This has now reduced to one conference a year but with the RO's having regular discussions via their email groups.