Nominations for APM Board Election 2014 - deadline 30th August [Video]
Posted by APM on 10th Jul 2014
The membership election for the APM board is approaching and any Full member or Fellow has the opportunity to stand.
Board membership is a responsible, diverse and enjoyable role that is central to the governance and future direction of APM as the association continues to grow.
APM board member and chairman of the nominations committee Mary McKinlay explains in a video interview the role that the board plays within APM.
Mary also discusses why she believes people should nominate themselves for the board, what the role of a board member involves and how to nominate.
As APM is a company limited by guarantee and a registered charity, board members take on responsibilities as company directors and charity trustees.
It is strongly recommended that anyone wishing to stand for election should make sure they understand the nature of the role and read the candidate briefing pack in full. Attendance at one of our volunteer orientation days is encouraged to ensure you are aware of the background and activities of APM.
All board members are expected to undertake committee roles and together with associated preparatory work, duties should occupy between 25 and 40 days a year. Elected board members will normally remain in office for three years before deciding whether to stand for re-election.
The ability to think and act strategically is a prerequisite for board membership. Although previous effective experience of working at board level is desirable, the board is keen to reflect the diverse nature and broad scope of the profession by welcoming nominations from across the membership.
The current board comprises 14 members (12 elected and two appointed). Four members of the board will shortly retire
Members wishing to stand for election require the support of two other Full members and need to complete the nomination form within the candidate briefing pack.
The closing date for nominations is 30th August and a ballot of the eligible membership will follow, with the successful candidates taking office on 10th November 2014 at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting.
If you are not personally interested please consider encouraging others to stand.