Elections for the Board 2020-2023

The Amnesty International United Kingdom Section 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 AIUK, 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 2020-2023.  The following are the skills we are particularly seeking in new Board members in the 2020 elections:

  1. Strategy development
  2. Risk identification and management
  3. Fundraising and income generation

The Board always welcomes candidates with experience of Amnesty activism, especially those who will contribute to our diversity.
You can submit your nomination electronically without the need to print any documents. We will also accept a valid email address in the place of signatures (wherever requested) in order to authenticate your nomination.

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.

Nominations for Board elections

Nominations are requested to fill four vacant unreserved seats on the Board. Candidates must be aged 18 or over by Friday 25 September 2020 (the date of election) and must have been a member for at least six months at the time of nomination.

The Board Ballot Timetable

Download the election pack:

Completed nomination forms must be returned by the nomination deadline which is no later than 5pm on 27 March 2020. If there is a contested election, ballot papers will be sent to members eligible to vote from 1 May 2020. The deadline for voting is 18 June 2020 and the results will be declared no later than Friday 25 September 2020 (the date of election).

Useful information


Board member nomination papers
Equality and diversity monitoring form
AIUK Governance Structure Chart.pdf
Board Code of Conduct (2015).pdf
Board Election Process 2019-20.pdf
Board Member Role Description.pdf
Elections FAQs and Answers.pdf
Information for Candidates.pdf
Board Application Form