Three trustees have chosen to leave the Board since the last Annual General Meeting, Andrew Bednarski, Eric Bohm and Richard Bussmann, the latter of whom we congratulate on his appointment as Professor of Egyptology at Cologne University. At this year’s AGM, Aidan Dodson and Susan Royce, our current Chair and Treasurer, will retire from the Board by rotation and, having served as Trustees for six consecutive years, are not eligible for re-election. Margaret Maitland and Linda Steynor, our Vice Chair, will also be retiring by rotation but, being eligible to serve further, intend to offer themselves for re-election with the Board’s support.
The Board recognises that its membership should reflect a wide range of perspectives from those with an interest in and connection with the Society’s work - from people who have participated in our programme to others who have specialist skills, knowledge and experience. In deciding whom to recommend for appointment as Trustees, the Board has reflected not only on the qualifications and experience of individual candidates but also the overall balance of skills and experience that the Board requires.
The Board is therefore delighted to nominate the following for election as Trustees at the AGM on 15th October: Emma Duncalf, Jan Morton, Sami Sadek and Katharina Zinn.
Emma has also agreed to take on the office of Treasurer when Susan retires, and she will join the Board by co-option in August, in order to facilitate a handover; she will, of course, then stand for election by the membership at the AGM.
Any other member of the Society who wishes to stand for election as a Trustee at the AGM may do so by giving to the Society, not later than close of business on 6th August 2016, a proposal of their candidature as a Trustee, signed by a member of the Society entitled to vote at the AGM, and by the member who is being proposed, to show his or her willingness to be appointed. This must be accompanied by the details which, if the member were appointed, the Society would have to file at Companies House, namely full name, usual residential address, country/state of residence, nationality, occupation, date of birth and any former names (that have been used for business purposes in the last 20 years). The candidate must also confirm that they are eligible to stand, i.e.:
- Do not have an unspent conviction for an offence involving dishonesty or deception (e.g. fraud);
- Are not an undischarged bankrupt (or subject to sequestration in Scotland), or have a current composition or arrangement including an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA) with their creditors;
- Have never been disqualified from being a company director or charity trustee.
If any such member provides with the proposal a statement of no more than 250 words explaining why he or she wishes to be appointed, the Board will circulate that statement to members with the notice of the AGM.
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