IChemE calls for nominations for Trustee and Congress vacancies

IChemE calls for nominations for Trustee and Congress vacancies

30th January 2023

Members of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) are being invited to put themselves forward for available positions on the Board of Trustees and Congress.

The Board of Trustees is the governing body of IChemE and therefore members appointed to the Board are responsible for setting the strategic direction of IChemE. Congress is the member advisory body to the Board of Trustees and consists of two electoral colleges; one that elects on a geographical basis (Regional College) and one that reflects the spectrum of membership grades (Functional College).

Board of Trustee roles open

  • President for 2024/2025 (Deputy President from June 2023)
  • Ordinary member - one seat

Congress roles open

Regional College

  • All Ireland
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Malaysia
  • Netherlands
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • UK Eastern
  • UK Midlands
  • UK North East (two seats)
  • UK North Scotland
  • UK North West & North Wales
  • UK South East (two seats)
  • UK South Central
  • UK South Scotland
  • UK South West
  • UK South Wales

Functional College

  • Chartered (two seats)
  • Fellow
  • Student

Nominations should be submitted via a web-based platform hosted by election services provider Mi-Voice, details of which will be shared with all eligible members in the official call for nominations.

Trustee nominations must each be supported by five other Voting Members, who may not nominate more than one candidate in any single Trustee election.

Congress nominations must be supported by two members. For seats in the Regional College, the two members must be Voting Members who can be based in any region. Those applying for seats in the Functional College require support from two members in the same membership grade. For example, nominations for a Student seat must be supported by two other Student Members.

All nominations require the written consent of the individual concerned and affirmation by them that they will be active in the role if elected.

Members should submit their nominations by 09:30 GMT on Monday 20 February 2023.

David Bogle, IChemE President, said:

“Volunteers are central to IChemE’s success, and it is their commitment, expertise and willingness to share their knowledge that enables our Institution to go from strength to strength. It is a great honour to represent my peers, colleagues and friends on the Board of Trustees and I would encourage members to consider joining me to play a leading role in the strategic direction of IChemE.”

Rob Peeling, Chair of Congress, said:

“Congress connects the membership with the Institution thereby helping to shape the future direction of IChemE. The representation of members from all membership grades and across all regions enables Congress to fully reflect the diverse voice of the membership. We continue to encourage a broad spectrum of experience to bring ideas to the table and I urge members to consider standing for this rewarding role.”

All submissions will be reviewed against the criteria in the role profiles. Applications for the Board of Trustees will be reviewed by the IChemE Nominations Committee.

If multiple valid nominations are received for any of the vacant positions, then a ballot will commence at the end of April. This will be conducted via Mi-Voice’s web-based election platform and will include written and video candidate statements so that members can learn how the candidates wish to make a contribution to the Institution.

All documentation - including role profiles and requirements, the codes of conduct, and a comprehensive overview of the process for both elections - is available at www.icheme.org/elections.


Trustee and Congress elections

All IChemE volunteering opportunities


For more information please contact: 

Lucy Cook, Communications Manager, IChemE 
t: +44 (0) 1788 534454 
e: lcook@icheme.org 

Claire Shepherd, Communications Executive, IChemE  
t: +44 (0) 1788 534457  
e: cshephered@icheme.org 

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