Elections for the 2018 – 2021 Board 

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The Amnesty International United Kingdom Board has 12 elected ordinary members who each serve voluntarily for three consecutive years and are then eligible for re-election for another three years. The Board oversees the running of Amnesty International UK, including finances, human resources, campaigning work, and ensuring that we meet out international obligations. 

An election will be held for four places on the Board of Amnesty International United Kingdom Section for 2018-2021. Board Members automatically retiring in 2018 are Jeremy Allen and Tom Hedley.

Hannah Perry will also stand down as Vice Chair in 2018, which automatically retires her post as Board member. There is also currently one vacant seat on the Board carried over from last year. The sixth consecutive year rule applies to Tom Hedley and Hannah Perry, while Jeremy Allen is eligible to stand again in 2018.  

To fill gaps in 2018 we particularly need Board members with specific experience in at least one or more of the following:

  • Human resources leadership and management 
  • Governance and executive recruitment and development
  • Organisational management
  • Impact monitoring, evaluation and learning

If you would like to discuss standing for the Board, the Nominations Sub-Committee will be happy to talk to you – get in touch by email on nomcom@amnesty.org.uk to arrange an informal telephone discussion.

Amnesty International United Kingdom highly supports diversity and inclusion and welcomes candidates from under-represented groups.

Nominations for Board elections

Nominations are requested to fill four vacant seats on the Board: these are one unreserved seat, one local group member reserved seat and two places reserved for nominees from networks. Candidates must be aged 18 or over by Friday 1 June 2018 (the date of election) and must have been a member for at least six months at the time of nomination. 

The Board Ballot Timetable

The Board Ballot timetable for nominations is scheduled in line with the mailing dates for Amnesty Magazine. Ballot papers for members will be mailed as inserts in Feb 2018. 

Members of Amnesty UK wishing to stand should apply for full details and a nomination pack no later than 5.00pm on 8 January 2018 to:

Selma Shiraz
Director’s Office
Amnesty International United Kingdom Section
The Human Rights Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard
London
EC2A 3EA

or call 020 7033 1556 or email returningofficer@amnesty.org.uk.

Completed nomination forms must be returned by the nomination deadline which is no later than 5.00pm on 11 Jan 2018. If there is a contested election, ballot papers will be sent to members eligible to vote from Feb 2018. 

Deadline for voting is 13 April 2018 and the results will be declared no later than Friday 1 June 2018 (the date of election).