Election of Council member

Council - a voice for members in the governance of Shared Interest.


Would you like to join the Council of Shared Interest?

If you would like to contribute to the Society's governance by being on Council, then you are invited to put yourself forward for election.  In accordance with the Society's rules, one non-random member of Council retires each year on the basis of rotation and we are holding elections for a member to sit on Council from March 2016. The maximum term of service is six years.  This year Ashley Wyatt is retiring after three years on Council and is offering himself for re-election in the ballot.

Council plays an important part in the governance of the Society. It reviews developments on behalf of members and can make suggestions to the Board/management or bring issues to the AGM.

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To stand, you must have been a member of the Society for more than a year, and be prepared to attend Council meetings three times a year (as well as the AGM). In addition, between formal meetings members conduct discussions by email on topics under review by Council.

Requests for more information should be sent to: Tim Morgan, Company Secretary, at the Society's office or e-mail membership@shared-interest.com 

Two members of Council will be happy to discuss Council membership with candidates.

The planned timetable is as follows:-

  • Latest date for receipt of expressions of interest: 30th September 2016
  • Issue of Council Nomination Particulars: 17th October 2016
  • Submission of Nomination Form & Election statement: 4th November 2016
  • Short List confirmed by Council: 3rd December 2016 
  • Election Papers issued (with AGM Papers): January 2017
  • Ballot closes: 8th March 2017
  • Results announced at AGM: 10th March 2017  

Applications are particularly welcome from minority groups; the current make up of Council is 3 female and 6 male members.

The closing date for applications is Friday 30 September 2016