i) Election of Honorary Officers

From the close of the 2021 AGM until the close of the 2022 AGM:

  • BCS President and Chair of Trustee Board
    John Higgins CBE FBCS
  • BCS Deputy President and Deputy Chair of Trustee Board
    Mayank Prakash FBCS

From the close of the 2021 AGM until the close of the 2024 AGM:

  • Vice-President, Academy Board
    Alastair Revell CEng MBCS CITP
  • Vice-President, Trustee Director, BCS Learning & Development Ltd
    Indranil Nath CEng FBCS CITP

ii) Election of members of Council

Professional Membership

The Institute received nine valid nominations for election to Council by the Professional Membership for four ordinary vacancies each for a three-year term of office. The following candidates were elected to fill the ordinary vacancies:

  • Sam De Silva
  • Jacqui Hogan
  • Sharon Moore
  • Eliot Smith

Regional Constituency

The Institute received five valid nominations for election to Council by the Regional Constituency for two ordinary vacancies for a three-year term of office. The following candidates were elected to fill the ordinary vacancies:

  • Iain Thompson
  • James Uhomoibhi

Specialist Group Constituency

The Institute received one valid nomination for election to Council by the Specialist Group Constituency for one ordinary vacancy for a three-year term of office. The following candidate was elected:

  • Andrea Palmer

These members will serve on Council commencing at the conclusion of the 2021 AGM until the close of the 2024 AGM.

iii) Ordinary Resolutions

Ordinary Resolutions require a simple majority of those voting to vote in favour for them to pass.

Appointment of the Auditors

Members received as an Ordinary Resolution that haymacintyre LLP Chartered Accountants of 10 Queen Street Place, London EC4R 1AG, be appointed Auditors to the Institute to hold office from the conclusion of the 2021 AGM until the conclusion of the 2022 AGM, and their remuneration be agreed by the Trustee Board.

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

For: 1,832 (97.65%) Against: 44 (2.35%)

The Resolution was carried.   

Approval of Membership subscriptions

Members received as an Ordinary Resolution that with effect from 1 May 2020 and in accordance with Bye-law 15, the following sums shall be paid by way of annual subscription.

Chartered Fellow (CITP FBCS) £249
Chartered Member (CITP MBCS) £195
Fellow (FBCS) £203
Professional Member (MBCS) £149
Associate Member (AMBCS) £92
Student (Full or part time) £20
Affiliate £67

 

On a poll, the Ordinary Resolution 2 - Subscriptions payable from 1 May 2021 was carried by:

For: 1,666 (89.28%)   Against: 200 (10.72%)

The Resolution was carried.

iv) Special Resolutions

Special Resolutions concerns amendments to the Royal Charter and the Members’ Regulations and requires two-thirds of those voting to vote in favour in order for it to pass.

Special Resolution 1

(Item 7.1 on the Calling Notice) - Amendments to the Royal Charter to enable BCS to register as a charity in Scotland.

For: 1,876 (98.95%)   Against: 20 (1.05%)

The Resolution was carried.

Special Resolution 2

(Item 7.2 on the Calling Notice) - Amendments to Members’ Regulations 1.3 and 2.3.5 to allow for virtual meetings of Council and in order for the Council election processes to be conducted by virtual meeting.

For: 1,890 (99.11%)   Against: 17 (0.89%)

The Resolution was carried.

Special Resolution 3

(Item 7.3 on the Calling Notice) - This amendment provides greater clarity regarding Council’s Term of Office. It provides for a definition of Council Term and that an elected member of the Council may stand for two consecutive terms. Members of Council having served two consecutive terms must take a break from office for at least one year before they are able to stand for re-election.

For: 1,827 (96.77%)   Against: 61 (3.23%)

The Resolution was carried.

Special Resolution 4

(Item 7.4 on the Calling Notice) - Amendments to Members’ Regulation 4.1.3 so that only two Professional Members are required to recommend individuals for election to the Council.

For: 1,778 (96.26%)   Against: 69 (3.74%)

The Resolution was carried.

Special Resolution 5

(Item 7.5 on the Calling Notice) - Amendments to Members’ Regulation 7.1 to reflect the current practice of making the accounts available to the members prior to the Annual General Meeting.

For: 1,857 (98.83%)   Against: 22 (1.17%)

The Resolution was carried.

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