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Elections of Trustees, Board and Council members

Details of elections for boards and committees, including nominations and candidate details.

Election materials were sent to all members eligible to vote on 26 February 2015.  The closing date for the ballots is 9 April 2015.

Members with questions about elections should contact the Governance Department on +44 (0)20 7344 5415 or

The candidates proposed by the Board of Trustees to fill the vacancies for Deputy-President, Vice-President, and Ordinary Member of the Board of Trustees are published in Member News magazine.  Subject to the conditions laid down in Bye-law 64(c), members may nominate other qualified persons to fill the vacancies.  The requisite qualifications and procedures are set out in Bye-laws 61-66.

Members are also invited to nominate candidates to fill the vacancies for members of the Knowledge Management Board, Membership and Professional Development  Board, Communities Resourcing Committee, six Communities Committees and Council.  There is 1 vacancy for each of the Main Boards and Committees and 22 vacancies for Council annually. Membership of Council and the Boards is open to all categories of IET membership. Members of regional Communities Committees must be resident in the region. Nominations must otherwise follow the conditions of Bye-law 65(c).

The Board of Trustees has agreed a statement of the skills, knowledge and personal characteristics required of Trustees and Board members.

A full list of candidates for election, with biographical details and ballot papers, is provided to all members entitled to vote.  The Board of Trustees wishes it to be known that it welcomes the exercise of the right to nominate candidates, but strongly deprecates organised canvassing for candidates by means of circulars or otherwise.  Such canvassing is prohibited by the Rules of Conduct.

A call for nominations was printed in the November 2014 issue of Member News magazine. The Nominations Form is available as a fillable-PDF file.  The closing date for nominations was 8 January 2015.  The next call for nominations will be published in November 2015.