2018 AGM & Board Elections

The date of this years AGM has been set for the afternoon of 8th September. The venue will be announced shortly. At the AGM we will be electing new non-executive directors to our board.

Are you a BWCE member and would you like to get more involved in running your company?

Non-executive directors play a key role in representing member interests on BWCE’s board. They also help to guide the organisation and hold the executive to account. Their term of office is normally three years. This is an important time for BWCE, we are in the first year of delivering our new business plan which was presented to members at the AGM in 2017 and we are rolling out a new programme of community engagement work associated with some exciting new projects.

If you are not sure what will be expected should you be elected as a non-executive director, rest assured you will be fully supported by existing elected members, experienced in what’s involved. BWCE’s board is structured with up to 5 non-executive directors, 2 co-opted directors and 2 executive directors. See here for information about the current board and executive team.

In line with our rules, a number of our non-executive directors must stand down each year. However, retiring directors have the option to stand for re-election alongside other members who may wish to become involved.

This year Pam Penkman is resigning by rotation and will be standing for re-election. Jane Laurie resigned during the year following a decision to travel abroad for six months. As a result, the election this year will be for two directors to take the board back up to its full complement of 5 non-executive directors. So there is an opportunity for at least one new board member.

Download these documents for more information and how to apply

If you would like to put your name forward for election to BWCE’s board, download and complete the nomination form here, and return to Jane Stephenson, BWCE Chair: [email protected] by 2ndJuly.

For more information on what is involved click here to see the BWCE Director Role Brief or you are welcome to come to a meeting to find out more about the role of non-executive director on 25thJune, at Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution at 6.30pm. If you would like to attend or you have any queries about the role, please contact [email protected]

Directors of BWCE are responsible for the financial wellbeing of the organisation and its strategic direction. For further information click here to see a fact sheet on director responsibilities produced by Coops UK.

For key dates in the election of non-executive directors in the run up to our AGM on the 8th September and the election policy click here.