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The Rules for the Birmingham Municipal Bank pursuant to the Birmingham Corporation Act, 1919 stated that The management of the Bank shall be vested in a Committee of Management appointed annually by the Corporation, acting by the Council of the City of Birmingham, consisting of not more than fifteen members, with the Lord Mayor ex-officio, of whom ten at least shall be members of the Council of the City of Birmingham.
The Commitee of Management shall appoint a Manager, who shall superintend and manage the Bank in conformity with the Act, Birmingham Municipal Bank regulations, and these rules, and such other directions as the Committee of Management may give from time to time.

The Manager referred to in the preceding paragraph was given the title General Manager in October 1922, and those appointed to this position in the period September 1st 1919 to March 31st 1976 are listed under Senior Management.
The management of the Bank under the Birmingham Corporation Act, 1919 ceased on April 1st 1976, when the business of the BMB was transferred to the Birmingham Municipal Trustee Savings Bank under the provisions of the Trustee Savings Banks Act, 1969. The management of that Bank are detailed at Birmingham Municipal TSB.

Some of the categories listed below give the names of the individuals who held office at the various levels of management within the Bank. Other links relate to various aspects of the Bank's management. The source for some information is the Bank's Annual Report and Statement of Accounts (in which case the dates given relate to the position at the end of each Financial Year), and the Bank's Archives, especially the Committee Minutes.

 Lord Mayors
 The City's Mayors were ex-officio members of the Bank's
 Committee of Management. (Lord Mayors of Birmingham: 1920 to 1974;
     Birmingham City Council Lord Mayors: 1973 to 1976) 
 The Chairman of the Committee of Management was elected annually by
 that Committee at its October meeting
 The members of the Committee of Management were appointed
 annually by a Resolution of the City Council. The appointments
 applied for a year ending on November 9th
 Structure of Sub-Committees
 The Committee of Management used various Sub-Committees
 to manage particular aspects of the Bank:
 General Purposes: House Purchase; Finance; Publicity; etc
 Committee Attendances
 The Committee of Management normally met 10 times a year,
 plus Special Meetings for specific purposes.
 This section details who attended meetings from 1919 - 1939 and
 details the annual formalities conducted at the start of each
 Municipal Year in November
 Senior Management
 The Banks' General Managers and
 Senior Officers (Branch Inspectors and above)
 Branch Management
 Lists of Branch Managers at various dates and
 details of Group and Area Network Structures introduced in the 1970s
 Lady Branch Managers
 Branch Manageresses were first appointed during the
 Second World War. This section details the background to those
 appointments and the position after the War until 1962
 Managerial Appointments
 Limited information regarding appointments - listed alphabetically:
 Management and Officials
 Chart showing who acted for the Bank in the capacities of Solicitor and
 Treasurer (ie the City Council's Town Clerk and City Treasurer);
 and who the Bank utilised to provide valuations for mortgage advances.
 The chart also illustrates for which Chairman and General Manager
 they performed their duties.
 Annual Salaries: J P Hilton & F Ellison  Details of the salaries awarded to the BMB's General Manager and his deputy
 from the commencement of the Bank to the start of the Second World War
 Management in 1969  Reproduction of an Article (The People Who Run The Bank)
 written in 1969 for a publication celebrating the Bank's Golden Jubilee
 Birmingham Municipal TSB
 The Management of the Birmingham Municipal Trustee Savings Bank
 April 1st 1976 to November 20th 1979
 Dates of the 31 Meetings (and details of attendance) held by the
 Members of the "Birmingham War Savings Bank Committee"
 Committee Reports to the City Council
 First Report of the Bank's Management Committee to the City Council
 and excerpts from subsequent reports
 Annual Reports
 The reporting of the Bank's progress and aspects of its management
 were dealt with through three channels:
 (1) Annual Reports and Statements of Accounts
      (the formal published report required by the Bank's Regulations)
 (2) Reports to the City Council
 (3) Internal Reports produced by the General Manager