English UK's board of trustees and AGM
The board of English UK and the chief executive are responsible for the conduct of the association's business outside the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
The board has 12 seats including a chair and vice-chair. Members serve for a maximum of three years and are eligible for re-election for a further period of three years, and at least one-third of the serving members retire each year. Elections to the board take place at the AGM, which usually takes place each May at the Members' Conference.
We encourage members to participate as fully as possible in the association by participating in elections to the board, supporting our campaigning and lobbying efforts, completing member surveys, and attending training and conferences including the AGM.
2021 board elections
Voting is now open - we have 15 candidates for the five available seats on the board of trustees for the three years from May 2021 to May 2024.
The election timetable:
- Nominations open on Thursday 1 April
- Nominations close at 17:00 on Friday 23 April
- Voting open from Monday 26 April: view the candidates and vote (member centres only)
- Voting closes at 17:00 on Friday 14 May
- Result of election announced at the AGM on Friday 21 May
2019 annual report & accounts (no AGM in 2020)
The English UK board of trustees would usually propose member centres adopt the annual report and accounts at the AGM. Quorum is 20 members and the vote is usually passed by a show of hands. In 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the board of trustees asked member centres to review the 2019 annual report and accounts (you will need your member login) and vote to adopt them via remote vote. Voting closed on 9 December 2020.
AGM meeting papers and minutes
We strongly encourage all member centres to attend the AGM, not only for the conference programme but to make your voice heard.