BSPP Board Member Nominations

17 Jun 2015

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Each year, members of the Society are invited to nominate fellow members who would be willing to serve as elected members of the BSPP Board for a three year period. This year, nominations are required for two elected Board members.

The Board of BSPP meets four times each year, usually in London, to manage the affairs and business of the Society. This includes planning the annual Presidential Conference, managing the Society’s finances, and meeting our obligations as a charity. In addition to these formal duties, the Board is exploring ways to promote the interests of the Society and its members and there is a constant stream of new and exciting initiatives. Meetings are conducted in a friendly and relaxed manner and we are lucky to have a wide range of skills, outlooks and interests represented on the Board. Membership of the Board of BSPP provides a great opportunity to shape the activities and future of the Society. The wellbeing of the Society depends on the continuing support members give the Board.

Nominations are required for two elected Board members to serve from 2016 - 2018. Nominations, which should be seconded and have the approval of the nominee, should be emailed to the Board Secretary, Sarah Holdgate, by 29th August 2015 ( A short summary (150 words) of the nominee’s academic interests and achievements should also be provided. If more than two nominations are received an electronic ballot will be held in the late autumn. In the event of a ballot, if any member would prefer to vote by post, rather than electronically, they should inform the Secretary now and she will make arrangements to provide a postal vote.

BSPP Vice President Nominations and BSPP Honorary Member Nominations


Members of the Society are also invited to suggest possible candidates for the role of Vice President for 2016. The Vice President serves for one year before becoming President Elect in 2017 and then President in 2018.

And finally, Members are invited to put forward their thoughts on individuals to be considered by the BSPP Board for Honorary Membership.

The deadline for both of these nominations is also 29th August 2015 and the Board will consider election of a Vice President and Honorary Membership at the September Board meeting.

The Board look forward to hearing from you.

Sarah Holdgate Board Secretary,