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IOR Trustees and Elections

The IOR Board of Trustees (Executive Council)

Download a nomination pack for the 2017 Trustee elections

The Board of Trustees is responsible to the membership, company law and to the Charity Commission for its effective governance.  The Board meets three times a year for a half day at a meeting chaired by the President.  There are up to ten members of the Board – six are elected by the membership with two retiring in rotation each year and two new members coming - the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past President and Treasurer making up the remaining four places.  Elected members normally serve for three years. Board members take an active role in the work of the IOR by joining a committee, taking part in steering groups and representing the IOR at key industry meetings.  

Member, Associate, Fellow or Technician grade members are eligible to stand for election to the Board. Nominations must be supported by two existing members (Member, Associate, Fellow or Technician) and accompanied by a signed statement and photo. The Nominations are made electronically and Election and voting procedures are carried out on line by an independent voting service with the results announced at the AGM in the autumn each year.

Election procedures 

The IOR calls for nominations each year for the two Board vacancies. If the number of nominations put forward exceeds the number of vacancies a web-based election takes place, usually in October.  Fellow, Member, Associate and Technician grade members are provided with details of the candidates and can vote on line.  The results of the election are announced at the AGM in the autumn and the two new Trustees take up their posts immediately. If insufficient nominations are received to hold an election, those nominated are automatically accepted onto the Board.

Casual Vacancies and Co-opted members

If a vacancy occurs either because insufficient nominations were received for the election or a member choses to stand down before their term of office concludes the Board can appoint members to fill the vacancy but these members must stand down at the next election. They may decided to stand for election at that point if they so wish.  

IOR Committees

Committees formed of volunteer members carry out much of the work of the IOR.  For more information on our current Committees and how you can get involved see: IOR Committee List