Nominations open to become a CIEH trustee

CIEH will be holding elections to appoint two new trustees and nominations for candidates are now open. 


The Board of Trustees is responsible for ensuring CIEH meet its charitable aims and legal obligations. It provides a focused decision making process and works closely with the Chief Executive, Executive Management Team and other advisers, such as the Chairman of the Assembly of Representatives.

Previously, trustees were either approached directly to join the Board or were appointed through the Assembly of Representatives.

However, earlier this year the CIEH had its governance structures independently reviewed and one of the outcomes is that there are now two routes for trustee appointments.

This will be implemented on 1 January 2017 and from now on, six trustees will be directly appointed by a vote by all CIEH members. The other six will be appointed through an open and transparent recruitment process, on the basis of skills requirements. The CIEH President will continue to be directly appointed.

Nominations for candidates opened on Monday 26 September and any current member of CIEH is eligible to stand in the election.

Trustees serve a term of three years and the maximum term of office is six years. The Board usually holds quarterly meetings, as well as discussions by telephone and email in between meetings about operational issues.

Nominations are open for a month and will officially close on Friday 28 October. If you’re interested in standing, you must be proposed by another member and seconded by two further members. When submitting applications, nominees will also be invited to provide a short manifesto and brief biographical information.

Once the nominations have been received, all current members – of any grade/status – will be eligible to vote for their preference. Elections open on Friday 11 November and will be administered by UK Engage, a leading and trusted provider of election services.

Members will be able to vote online or via a postal ballot and will have till 9 December to get their vote in. Final results will then be announced in mid-December.

Jon Buttolph, CIEH’s Membership and Professional Standards Manager, said: “CIEH is changing and the Board of Trustees is absolutely critical to the future success of the organisation.

“So if you are passionate about helping us deliver a modern relevant professional body then please consider standing for election.”

If you are interested in standing as a candidate or have any questions about the Board of

Trustees or this election, please visit the UK Engage website.  Alternatively you can speak to UK Engage directly by calling 0345 209 3770 or email: 

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