This time around there are three board members up for renewal. This includes 2 x Founder Member Directors (David Cleevely & John Haine) and 1 x Associate Member Director (William Webb). Incumbents can be re-elected if (a) they are willing to stand, (b) are nominated, and (c) receive sufficient votes.
Professor John Haine has decided to stand down, and make way for others to join the Board. I’d like to thank John for all the effort he has put in over the last few years. He will continue to join the Board as an observer.
We will be writing out to all Founder and Associate key contacts to seek nominations for these three positions.
Reminder: it has been agreed by all concerned that there is a definite need to enhance the diversity of the board. We want the board to better represent our membership and that means recruiting board members from different backgrounds, different disciplines as well as improving gender diversity. To this end members agreed to change the Articles of Association for the organisation back in December 2016, increasing the number of co-opted Directors (appointed by the elected Board Members) from 2 to 5. These co-opted appointments will happen in late April, May.
If you would like to receive more information on the elections, please email firstname.lastname@example.org