Vernon is a fellow and senior examiner for all Dancesport Faculties, ISTD. He is also a trustee for the ISTD, as well as a lifetime member. During his work with ISTD he has held various positions, including Chair Modern Ballroom Faculty and Chair Dancesport Faculties Board. He is the Vice Chairman for United Kingdom Same Sex Dance Council.
He represents members first on Sequence Faculty and then Modern Ballroom Faculty, since 1988. He is a founding member and former co-president of European Same Sex Dance Association. He has been a championship adjudicator for British Dance Council and World Dance Council. He examines and adjudicates across the world.
He was a trustee of the Dance Teachers Benevolent Fund until its merger with RBBF and stayed on when the charity became the DPF.