Nominations needed for APM Board Election

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Posted by APM on 10th Jul 2012

The membership election of the APM Board is approaching and any Full Member or Fellow has the opportunity to stand. APMs constitution requires one third of Board members to retire by rotation each year. At the AGM in 2012 the four existing Board members who will be obliged to stand down are Rod Baker, Paul Goodge, Geoff Lowe and Peter Parkes. All four are eligible to stand again should they choose to do so.

Board membership is a responsible, interesting, diverse and enjoyable role central to the governance and future directions of APM as the leading project, programme and portfolio management body in the UK and the largest in Europe. Contributing to the drive towards increased professionalism, those Board members elected in 2012 will be involved in a new chapter in the history of the association, with responsibility for shaping the future direction of both the association and the profession as APM progresses towards its Strategy 2020 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 offices in Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, and 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 use 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. Ideally candidates will be able to demonstrate previous effective experience of working at Board level while the opportunity is there for the next generation to put their name forward. APM recently appointed a rising star from the profession as an intern Board member. Fernande van Schelle holds the role for 12 months and is a full voting member of the Board.

Download a nomination form, which requires support from two other members, and submit it before the closing date of 31st August 2012. Candidates have the option of submitting a 1-minute video of themselves, to present their case to the electorate, which will be hosted in the election area on this website. Candidates will also be asked to provide answers to a short set of pre-prepared questions, in addition to the availability of an open question and answer forum within the websites community area.

A ballot of the eligible membership will follow the closing date for nominations and the successful candidates will take office from the AGM on 12th November. The first meeting of the new Board is scheduled for 13th November.

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

 

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