ICAEW Council elections 2019
2019 offers an opportunity for up to 34 new members to join Council as 21 constituencies go to elections. Nominations are open until 20 December 2018 (12:00 noon).
Council is the ultimate governing body for the ICAEW. It is responsible for ensuring that ICAEW meets with its obligations as stated in our Royal Charter. Council meets four times a year at the beautiful grade-II listed Chartered Accountants’ Hall in London for a half day meeting to discuss items of high level strategy. A two-day annual away day focuses on discussions and debate around big issues affecting the profession. Council members approve the high-level strategy and participate in discussion of key business issues.
Council members come from all walks of the profession and aim to reflect the diversity of ICAEW membership. The role is voluntary and a majority of Council members are elected from our membership. Others are co-opted to provide strategic links and experience to Council or appointed ex-officio due to their role on ICAEW Faculties, Boards and as Office Holders. Currently, Council comprises 92 members who, individually and collectively, are prominent ambassadors for ICAEW, networking with peers and lending their voice to help influence and develop the profession.
Past and present Council members have shared their experience of being on Council as positive, providing opportunities for ongoing professional development and learning.
Council members can participate in governance activities reserved for Council, such as the opportunity to stand for and elect future office holders – the ICAEW Vice President is elected every year by and from current Council members. Council members can also be elected to committees such as ICAEW Board and Nominating Committee which approves and recommends the appointments of members to other ICAEW committees.
Nominations for new elected members to take office in June 2019 are currently open. All members with a registered address for election in their voting constituencies as of 17 October 2018 are eligible to participate in the elections. For constituencies that go to ballot, voting will take place in February 2019.
Members who do not wish to stand for election can still play a very important part in the elections by nominating their friends and colleagues who may be standing for election and by voting in the election. Every vote counts towards electing the right candidate for your constituency on Council.
A wealth of resources on Council elections, how to stand and how to participate is available on our website (www.icaew.com/councilelections). The Chief Executive’s Office supports the running of the Council elections and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This could be your opportunity to ensure the views across our profession are heard in helping to set the strategy and maintain the role of ICAEW as a professional body.
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