Nominations for the 2019 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 12th October 2019.

Members of the Board
Non-Executive Chairman of the Board, Director of International Chess, Non-Executive Director.

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

The three incumbents of the board positions referred to above (Julian Clissold, Malcom Pein and Stephen Woodhouse) and the FIDE Delegate (Malcolm Pein) have all indicated they intend to stand for re-election to their current posts. I further understand that Tim Herring does not intend to stand for re-election as Chairman of the Finance Committee, and Mike Gunn does not intend to stand for re-election as Chairman of Council.

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.

The rota setting out the positions on the Board that are subject to election in any given year is set out 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 2019 Annual General Meeting)

Nominations must be made by 13.30 on Thursday 5th September by sending an email to the Company Secretary via office@englishchess.org.uk, entitled ‘AGM 2019’, 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deadline will be published simultaneously on the website: any election addresses received after the deadline will not be published.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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