Notice of Elections to Council - 2018 Annual General Meeting - 22nd January 2018

IIC holds an Annual General Meeting every year which every IIC Fellow, Honorary Fellow, Individual member and student member is invited to attend. The Annual General Meeting is to allow Council (IIC’s charity trustees) to explain their management of the Institute to the members and it also provides members with an opportunity to ask questions before voting on the business items on the agenda, and to elect, or re-elect, members of Council to run the Institute for the next twelve months.

At IIC’s 2018 Annual General Meeting, to be held in London on Monday 22nd January 2018, a number of Council positions will be open to a ballot of IIC Individual members and Fellows and there are five positions open to candidates. If you or an IIC member you know wishes to contribute to the development of heritage conservation, please take part or bring this opportunity to their attention. Nominations for these positions are welcomed. The positions open are as follows:

  • The Director of Publications
  • The Director of Membership
  • A Vice-President
  • Two ordinary Members of Council

Please note that: the incumbent Director of Publications (Joyce Townsend) will stand for re-election; that the Director of Membership is a new role on Council to be created at the 2018 Annual General Meeting and that IIC’s Council are nominating David Saunders (currently an IIC Vice-President) for election to this role; the role of Vice-President has become vacant as a result of David Saunders retiring from that role; that for the two ordinary members of Council roles one of the trustees (Tom Learner) is standing for re-election to that role for a further three-year term and one (Amber Kerr) has come to the end of their second term of office as an ordinary Member of Council and is standing for election as Vice-President. All IIC Council positions are for an initial term of three years’ duration and when elected each individual will be a trustee of a charity and of a company limited by guarantee registered in England & Wales.

IIC is an international body and continually seeks to represent an international variety of cultures and disciplines on Council. The current Council has members from Australia, Denmark, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Greece, the UK and the USA.

Why stand for election to Council?
As a member of IIC’s Council you will take an active role in shaping and promoting the aims and activities of IIC at a time of important changes and help IIC to serve better the international heritage community. Council discussions and projects use e-mail as the principal means for communication, in addition to three meetings a year, two of them in London. Internet conferencing is used to reduce the need for travel and encourage participation.

How to nominate a candidate for election
Candidates need to be nominated by an IIC Fellow, but do not necessarily need to be an IIC Fellow to be on IIC’s Council: under IIC’s governing rules up to one-third of Council’s members are not required to be IIC Fellows. You can find a list of current IIC Fellows and Honorary Fellows by logging in to the IIC web-site and using the member search facility; their contact details may be found there. If you are an IIC Fellow, you may put your own name forward or you can ask another Fellow to nominate you.

Important dates
There is no formal nomination form: nominations should be sent in a letter or e-mail to the IIC office and should include a statement of support from at least one IIC Fellow. Nominations should reach the IIC office in the form of an e-mail or by post or fax no later than Wednesday 22nd November 2017. Election (by IIC Individual members and Fellows) will take place by postal ballot and at the next Annual General Meeting on Monday 22nd January 2018.

Contact details for the IIC office are available at the foot of every page of the IIC web-site and on this page too

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Please note that except for those people who have chosen to receive IIC formal notices on paper this notice has been sent out electronically and is displayed here on the IIC web-site

Deadline: 
Wednesday, 22 November, 2017