Nominations for APM Board Election 2013 - deadline 30th August
The membership election of the APM Board is approaching and any Full or Fellow member has the opportunity to stand.
Board membership is a responsible, interesting, diverse and enjoyable role. It is central to the governance and future direction of APM as the leading project, programme and portfolio management body in the UK and Europe.
Contributing to the drive towards increased professionalism, those Board members elected in 2013 will be involved in a new chapter in the history of the association. They will be responsible for shaping the future direction of both the association and the profession as APM progresses with its Strategy 2020 towards its aspirational vision for a world in which all projects succeed.
Board members are both directors of the company and charity trustees, with legal responsibilities. They are voluntary positions and candidates should be prepared to commit sufficient time for attendance at Board and Board committee meetings, as well as at other APM functions and events.
There are six Board meetings each year, usually held at APM's office in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire. These may be combined with other meetings, necessitating up to two days commitment on each occasion depending on the travel required. All Board members are expected to undertake committee roles and these additional meetings may be held in London or Princes Risborough, or via the use of virtual meeting technology. Together with associated preparatory work, current Board members estimate that APM duties occupy between 25 and 40 days a year.
The ability to think and act strategically is a prerequisite for Board membership. Although previous effective experience of working at Board level is desirable, APM is keen to reflect the diverse nature of the membership and the broad scope of the profession by encouraging nominations from all members.
Download a nomination form, which requires support from two other members, and submit it before the closing date of 30th August 2013. A ballot of the eligible membership will follow and the successful candidates will take office from the AGM on 11th November 2013. The first meeting of the new Board is scheduled for 12th November 2013.
Guidance on the responsibilities and duties of charity trustees can be found below, or for further information please contact the APM secretary, John Salisbury, on 01844 271644.
Download an introduction to the essential trustee by the Charity Commission
Download a nomination form