In addition to elections for Amnesty International United Kingdom Section (AIUK) Board roles, two important governance roles are also up for election in 2019. Elections will take place on the Sunday morning of the National Conference and Annual General Meeting on 14 April 2019.
To find out more about each of the AGM roles, click on the links below to download the role description and nomination form for the role you are interested in or email


The Chair presides over the business of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Extraordinary General Meetings (EGMs) and is elected annually subject to a limit of three consecutive years. Experience of chairing large meetings is essential. The AGM Chair will also chair AGM planning and review meetings, maintain order and debate during AGM business, and advise the Board and Amnesty members on AGM rules and resolutions. There is one AGM Chair role up for election in 2019.


The Standing Orders Committee (SOC) consists of three members who are elected for a three-year term at the AGM. Standing Orders are the rules under which general meetings are conducted. The role of the Committee is to apply the Standing Orders to all business relating to AGMs and EGMs.
The SOC advises the chairperson during general meetings and, in addition, the SOC updates the Standing Orders to reflect changing needs and external legal requirements. The SOC submits a report and any suggested changes to Standing Orders to each general meeting for ratification. Candidates for election need to be available for AGM/EGM preparatory meetings and reviews after, as well as attending the AGM/ EGMs. Experience of managing Standing Orders or agenda committees of similar membership organisations is desirable.

Nomination and Election Process for AGM Roles

If you would like to nominate yourself or a fellow member for one of these roles please complete the nomination form and return by email to  no later than Sunday 17 February 2019.
If an election is required, this will take place at the AGM on Sunday 14 April 2019. 

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, 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 postholders will be made once voting has closed. Successful nominees will take up their posts immediately.

We look forward to hearing from you if you are interested in applying for an AGM role in 2019.

Iman Kouchouk
Returning Officer

Amnesty International United Kingdom Section