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IOR President and Elections

Nomination and election process for IOR President-Elect

In accordance with the IOR Constitution of 3 May 2016 the Board of Trustees make an initial recommendation to the Membership for a candidate or candidates for the next President-elect every 2-3 years. 


See the role specification for IOR President here

Nomination pack for potential President-Elect candidates

IOR Rules for appointment and election of President-Elect (section 9)

Process for identifying and making President-Elect recommendation to membership

According to the Constitution a Nominating Committee chaired by the current President identifies potential suitable candidates based on the specification for the role and personal attributes summarised below:

  • High profile and standing in the industry
  • Extensive current involvement in Institute activities
  • Depth of technical knowledge in their own field
  • Wide range of existing contacts, broad knowledge of the sector and subsectors
  • Ability to represent the Institute interests to the press, government and other bodies.
  • Proven ability to chair meetings
  • Confidence in public speaking
  • Good leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Impartiality, fairness and the ability to respect confidences.
  • Ability to ensure decisions are taken and followed-up.
  • A balanced and non-commercial approach
  • Availability to attend regular meetings in the UK (approx 25hrs per month) as well as representing the Institute at industry events in the UK and overseas.
  • Must be able to demonstrate a long term commitment to the Institute.

A list of suitable candidates is considered by the Council and a name or names proposed to the Membership for consideration.

Members may propose additional candidates at any time up to the advertised closing date for nominations using the nomination form available above which must include the support of 20 additional members.  Should there be more than one candidate for President-elect a web-based election is held in which eligible members vote and the results are announced at the AGM.

Following the results of the election, or if only one candidate has been proposed and no elections are necessary, the President-Elect appointment will commence after the AGM. The President-Elect is a Trustee of the IOR and joins the Board of Trustees to support the work of the President until the end of their term of office, usually in 12 months time.