Nominations for the 2018 elections at the AGM

Nominations are invited for the positions detailed below, which will be the subject of elections to be held at the Annual General Meeting on 13th October 2018.

Members of the Board
President, Chief Executive, Director of Junior Chess & Education; Director of Women’s Chess.

Other elected posts
Chairman of the Council; FIDE Delegate; Members of the Finance Committee (this Committee has no fixed size); Members of the Governance Committee (this Committee has no fixed size), including Chairman of the Governance Committee.

My understanding is the current incumbents for the Board positions, as well as the Chairman of Council, the FIDE Delegate, and Chairman of the Governance Committee are considering standing for election: this will be for election to their present posts.

Nominations are NOT being sought for the Director of Home Chess; no election is due for this post until 2020, and following discussions with members of the board, the incumbent, Alex Holowczak, is reconsidering his previous announced intention to resign.

The responsibilities of individual directors are set out in the Directors and Officers Responsibilities Regulations (Regulation No. 2), which is available on the ECF website.  Candidates should note that the Board has the power to amend these Regulations at any time.

As a result of changes to the Articles approved by the April 2016 Finance Council meeting, a three-year cycle for elections to the Board and Standing Committees has been introduced.  A rota indicating which of the positions will fall due for re-election in 2018 and 2019 respectively appears at the end of Regulation No. 2.

To be eligible to stand for election, a candidate must be a member of the ECF on the day of the AGM.

Each candidate for a post must be one of –
A retiring Director, the FIDE Delegate, the Chairman of the Council or a Chairman of a Standing Committee seeking re-election to the same Post;
A nominee of the Board for a Post; or
A person proposed by “the Requisitionists” as defined in the Articles (see the website post entitled “Motions for the 2018 Annual General Meeting”.

Nominations must be made by 13.30 on Thursday 6th September by sending an email to the Company Secretary via office@englishchess.org.uk, entitled “AGM 2018”, or by letter to the ECF Office, to be received by the deadline.

A duly nominated candidate has the right to have an election address published on the ECF website.  The body of the election address must be no more than 750 words in length.  All election addresses received by the nomination deadline will be published simultaneously on the website: any election addresses received after the deadline will not be published.

Candidates are required to comply with the Code of Conduct – Regulation No. 4 – click here – for the election campaign period.

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