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Our Council

Our volunteer Council is made up of eight members of Shared Interest Society, four chosen at random and four who have put themselves forward to be elected.

The role of this group is to represent and reflect the views of membership to the Board of Directors. The main aim is to help keep the Society faithful to its mission and ensure the strategy of the Society and the interests of members remain aligned.

In accordance with the Society's rules one non-random member of Council retires each year on the basis of rotation and the last election was held in March 2020.

If you would like to contact Shared Interest Council please email

Election of new council member

The Council of Shared Interest comprises eight members who are elected to represent the views and interests of all Members of the Society to the Board of Directors and Management.

The Council meets formally three times a year and informally at the AGM in March. It also conducts discussions on relevant issues by email and telephone between meetings.

Each year a proportion of Council retires by rotation. In 2021 Martin Canning will have completed his maximum term of six years on Council and will stand down.

Members of the Society are invited to consider standing as a candidate in the election to replace him which will be held in March 2021 by a postal ballot. If this role matches your interests and experience and you are able to commit the time, details are available for your consideration from Tim Morgan, Shared Interest Secretary. Members of Council are also happy to talk to prospective candidates.

The planned timetable is as follows:-

Latest date for receipt of expressions of interest
30th September 2020
Issue of Council Nomination Particulars  
15th October 2020
Submission of completed Nomination Form and Election Statement    
31st October 2020
Short List confirmed by Council  
30th November 2020      
Election Papers issued (with AGM Papers)    
January 2021
Ballot closes
10th March 2021
Results announced at AGM
12th March 2021  

We look forward to a good response from the membership to carry on this important role in the governance of the Society.

Stephen Thomas (Joint Moderator of Council)