Governance & rulebook

English UK governance: board elections, board minutes and rulebook

The English UK Board of Trustees sets the direction of the association and guides the work of the English UK team. 

Visit our boards and advisory groups page to view current board members.

This page explains the board election process for members. You can find more details in the English UK rulebook.

Board elections

There are ten elected places on the board of trustees. An additional two members may be appointed by invitation to increase representation. 

Board elections take place each year if there are vacant seats. Results are announced in May at the 2024 Annual General Meeting.

Who can stand for election? 

Board members must have senior leadership experience and be an employee or director of an English UK member centre.

2024 board election

Four seats on our board of trustees are up for election this May. New trustees will serve for three years from May 2024 to May 2027.

Candidates will have three ways to attract votes from the membership:

  • a short personal statement
  • an optional video message
  • a presentation at the online member Q&A on Friday 19 April.

The primary contact from each centre will receive a link to vote on behalf of their centre. 


  • Nominations window: Friday 1 March to Friday 22 March
  • Voting window: Friday 19 April to Friday 3 May
  • Results will be announced at the 2024 AGM in London on Friday 17 May

Board member responsibilities

Trustees serve a term of three years. They can stand again for a second term. 

The board meets four to five times a year in London. In-person attendance is encouraged but you can also join online. Members are expected to contribute to discussions and working groups between meetings.

Members of the board of trustees become directors and trustees of English UK Ltd.

Increasing representation on the board

We want our boards to represent the range of language centre types, UK regions they operate in, and the diversity of people working in UK ELT. We encourage members to consider this when they vote.

Our Representation, Inclusion, Diversity and Engagement Committee (RIDEC) works to support this aim. They have the right to appoint two additional board members by invitation.


English UK Rulebook

Our rulebook explains English UK's management structure and processes relating to:

  • membership admission and subscriptions
  • rights and obligations of membership
  • suspensions and terminations
  • board elections and meetings
  • customer protection and the settlement of disputes.

English UK's board of trustees controls the rulebook.

Board of Trustees meeting minutes

Minutes from board meetings are available to member centres only. You'll need your member login to access them.  


  • MB94 minutes | 21 Feb 2024 (available soon)


To request minutes of meetings held before 2023 contact