BCS AGM 2015

The Annual General Meeting of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT was held on
Wednesday 11 March 2015 in London.

The results of the elections to Council and the results of the Resolutions can be found below.

Election of Honorary Officers

From the close of the 2015 AGM until the close of the 2016 AGM:

  • BCS President and Chair of the Trustee Board
    Mr Jos Creese FBCS
  • BCS Deputy President and Deputy Chair of Trustee Board
    Mr Ray Long CEng FBCS CITP

From the close of the 2015 AGM until the close of the 2018 AGM:

  • Vice-President, Membership Board
    Mr Iain Thompson CEng FBCS CITP

Election of members of Council

The following members were deemed to be elected (candidates listed in alphabetical order):       

  • By the Professional Membership:
    Graham Ian Sunley
  • By the Regional Constituency:
    Leonard Keighley
    Louis Ojuwu
  • By the Specialist Group:
    Andrew Moattari

Results of the Resolutions from the 2015 AGM

On a poll, the Ordinary Resolution 1 - Appointment of the Auditors to the Institute was carried by:

For: 2823 (97.04%)
Against: 86 (2.96%)

On a poll, the Ordinary Resolution 2 - Subscriptions payable from 1 May 2015 was carried by:

For: 2504 (87.04%)
Against: 373 (12.96%)

Amendments to the Bye-laws and Members’ Regulations proposed by the Trustee Board in Special Resolutions 1-6

Special Resolution 1 - Amendments to Members' Regulations 1.2.1 and 1.4 to remove the ex-officio membership of Council from the past President to align it with previous amendment to the Bye-laws.

For: 2837 (98.06%)
Against: 56 (1.94%)

Special Resolution 2 - Amendment to Members’ Regulations by deleting 1.7 to move the general definition of casual vacancies to a more appropriate position under the ‘Election’ section.

For: 2885 (99.04%)
Against: 28 (00.96%)

Special Resolution 3 - Amendment to Members’ Regulation 2.2 to clarify the position when a casual vacancy arises in the role of Chair of Council. The Vice-Chair of Council will be invited to fill this role until the first Council meeting following the next Annual General Meeting.

For: 2864 (98.32%)
Against: 49 (1.68%)

Special Resolution 4 - Amendment to Members' Regulation 2.3.1 to remove the transitional arrangements as they are no longer required and to change the end date of a Council elected trustee's term from the third AGM to the next following Council meeting, to tie it in with the election cycle and to avoid a gap with a reduced Trustee Board.

For: 2867 (98.79%)
Against: 35 (1.21%)

Special Resolution 5 - Amendment to Members' Regulation 2.3.1 to remove the transitional arrangements as they are no longer required and to change the end date of a Council elected trustee's term from the third AGM to the next following Council meeting, to tie it in with the election cycle and to avoid a gap with a reduced Trustee Board.

For:  2827 (97.82%)
Against: 63 (2.18%)

Special Resolution 6 - This amendment enables Council to maintain its representation on Trustee Board when there are casual vacancies amongst its Special Resolution 5 representatives. Additionally to clarify the position when a casual vacancy arises for the elected members of the Trustee Board between the AGM and the first meeting of Council following the AGM, and to clarify the process should a Council-elected trustee not be re-elected to Council at the AGM.

For: 2730 (94.96%)
Against: 145 (5.04%)

Ordinary Resolution proposed by a Member and opposed by Trustee Board

On a poll, the Ordinary Resolution 3 - A Vote of No confidence in the Trustee Board, in particular with regard to its policies and management of the Company known as L&D Ltd.

For: 568 (21.45%)
Against: 2080 (78.55%)

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