Members announced for new trustee candidate review committee

Article by Adam Duckett

ICHEME has announced the six members of a new committee that has been formed to ensure that trustees nominated to Council meet the requirements of the roles.

The Interim Candidate Committee has six available places with three members chosen by Council and three available to volunteers from the wider membership. Five suitable nominees came forward from the wider membership, so to ensure a fair and transparent process, names were drawn at random. The draw was conducted by IChemE Fellows Fiona Macloed and Adrian Bunn on the side of an LPB-panel meeting in London on 28 February, and a recording is available to watch, below.

The first three names drawn were Stephen Watson, Parneet Paul and Nigel Hirst. However, Hirst has withdrawn his application, so the final place has been offered to the first reserve in the draw – Michael Grave.

The three candidates put forward by Council to complete the committee are Jane Atkinson, Paul Ellis and Colin Webb.

The committee will review all the 2018 trustee nominations to Council. There are six places available on Council: President for 2019 (Deputy President 2018); Honorary Treasurer; Vice President (International); and three Ordinary Members of Council.

In response to recent criticism about the transparency of elections to Council, IChemE’s trustees have broken with convention and announced they will not be nominating candidates for vacancies.

The deadline for nominations to Council closes at 17:00 GMT on 9 March. All documentation, including role profiles, the Trustees Code of Conduct, nomination forms and a comprehensive overview of the process can be accessed here:

The final candidates for the six Council roles will be announced in late March, and in any cases where there are two or more suitable candidates for a role the IChemE membership will be asked to vote on their preferred candidate. New trustees will be announced at the AGM on 21 May 2018. 

Article by Adam Duckett

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