IChemE calls for nominations for Trustee and Congress vacancies

Article by Adam Duckett

MEMBERS of IChemE are being invited to put themselves forward for vacancies on its Board of Trustees and Congress.

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of IChemE and its members are responsible for setting the strategic direction of IChemE. Congress is the member advisory body to the Board of Trustees and consists of two electoral colleges: one that elects on a geographical basis (regional college) and one that reflects the spectrum of membership grades (functional college).

David Bogle, IChemE president, said: “Volunteers are central to IChemE’s success, and it is their commitment, expertise and willingness to share their knowledge that enables our institution to go from strength to strength. It is a great honour to represent my peers, colleagues and friends on the Board of Trustees and I would encourage members to consider joining me to play a leading role in the strategic direction of IChemE.”

The roles available for nomination on the Board of Trustees are:

  • President for 2024/2025 (Deputy President from June 2023)
  • Ordinary member - one seat

Roles available on Congress (regional college) are:

  • All Ireland
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Malaysia
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • UK Eastern
  • UK Midlands
  • UK North East (two seats)
  • UK North Scotland
  • UK North West & North Wales
  • UK South East (two seats)
  • UK South Central
  • UK South Scotland
  • UK South West
  • UK South Wales

Roles available on Congress (functional college) are:

  • Chartered (two seats)
  • Fellow
  • Student

Rob Peeling, chair of Congress, said: “Congress connects the membership with the institution thereby helping to shape the future direction of IChemE. The representation of members from all membership grades and across all regions enables Congress to fully reflect the diverse voice of the membership. We continue to encourage a broad spectrum of experience to bring ideas to the table and I urge members to consider standing for this rewarding role.”

Members must submit their nominations using a web-based platform hosted by election services provider Mi-Voice. IChemE emailed all eligible members an official call for nominations on 30 January.

Members should submit their nominations by 09:30 GMT on 20 February.

If multiple valid nominations are received for any of the vacant positions, then a ballot will commence at the end of April. This will be conducted via Mi-Voice’s web-based election platform and will include written and video candidate statements so that members can learn how the candidates wish to contribute to IChemE.

All documentation, including role profiles and requirements, the codes of conduct, and a comprehensive overview of the process for both elections, is available at www.icheme.org/elections

Article by Adam Duckett

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