In addition to elections for Amnesty International United Kingdom (AIUK) Board Roles, four important governance roles were also up for election in 2018.
The following members have been elected unopposed to the following AGM governance roles:
• Chis Moss is elected unopposed to the role of AGM Chairperson for one year from 2019.
• Alexander Rhys is elected unopposed to the Standing Orders Committee (SOC) for three years from 2019 -2021
• Ian McGarr is elected unopposed to the Members and Directors Appeals Committee (MDAC) for three years from 2019 -2021
There remains one vacant role on the MDAC which is available for election at the 2018 AGM.
Members’ and Directors’ Appeals Committee (MDAC)
Elections for the MDAC take place every three years except when a vacancy occurs. The purpose of the committee is to consider any appeals made by individuals who have been denied membership by virtue of serious misconduct or bringing AIUK into disrepute. Ideally candidates should have experience of dealing with high level disputes and disciplinary procedures, such as employment tribunals, and the ability to hear arguments from the Board and the applicant through a fair and open procedure.
You can download the MDAC role description and nomination form below.
Nomination and Election Process for the MDAC Role
If you would like to nominate yourself or a fellow member for the remaining MDAC roles please complete the nomination form and return by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 8pm on Saturday 7th April 2018. The Returning Officer will also be present at the AGM to receive paper nominations in person. Alternatively we ask that any paper applications are left with the front desk at the AGM, marked for the attention of the Returning Officer.
If an election is required for the MDAC role, then this will take place at the AGM on Sunday 8th April 2018. Nominees up for election will be given the opportunity to give a one-minute speech at the AGM as to why they should be elected. If you wish to nominate yourself but cannot attend the AGM, then the Returning Officer would be pleased to read out an election statement on your behalf. Voting will take place at the AGM and the final announcement of the successful post-holder will be made once voting has closed. The successful nominee will take up their post immediately following the announcement.
We look forward to hearing from you if you are interested in applying for a place on the Members and Directors Appeals Committee in 2018.
AIUK Returning Officer