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IHBC Annual General Meeting (AGM)

3 December 2020, 6.00pm on, with optional pre-AGM welcomes and updates from 5.30pm, including a filmed introduction by Griff Rhys Jones
IHBC AGM

This web page supports IHBC member and delegate participation in and around the IHBC Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2020, which is being hosted online.

The full programme includes a pre-AGM webinar programme featuring a filmed welcome and introduction by Griff Rhys Jones along with updates on our Annual School for Brighton 2021 and Aberdeen 2022.

In addition to our annual business, the 2020 AGM features special votes to modernise our governance, though the adoption of new Articles of Association, and to adopt a new Corporate Plan to guide our future over the next five years.

IF YOU HAVE NOT PAID YOUR FEES FOR 2020-21 YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO ATTEND ANY PART OF THE PROGRAMME.
TO PAY YOUR FEES IMMEDIATELY PLEASE CONTACT CARMEN AT membershipservices@ihbc.org.uk
FEE SUPPORT DETAILS ARE
HERE

Attendance and voting

Full members of the IHBC (including Retired) hoping to attend and vote at the AGM register for both the AGM and the pre-AGM event together, and can join proceedings at any point.
FULL AND RETIRED MEMBERS REGISTER HERE.

Voting arrangements for Full and retired Full members are detailed below.

No other IHBC membership categories have a right to vote at the AGM.

Associate and Affiliate members are encouraged to attend the AGM, as well as the pre-AGM event. You register for the AGM and pre-AGM together, and can join proceedings at any point.
ASSOCIATE AND AFFILIATE MEMBERS APPLY HERE.

AGM Papers and other resources

The 2020 AGM papers have been sent digitally to all categories of IHBC members, along with supporting documents related to the resolutions discussed below.

If you have not received your papers, or would like a hard copy, please contact our Company Secretary Lydia Porter at admin@ihbc.org.uk, or phone the IHBC office at 01747 873133‬.

The AGM Papers may be downloaded HERE

The cover email from the IHBC's Council - our Board of trustees- may be downloaded HERE

Resolutions

As recorded in the AGM Papers, the 2020 AGM includes two resolutions in addition to our ordinary business:

  • The adoption of new Articles of Association (the Articles), to underpin the modernisation of our governance, and
  • The adoption of a new corporate plan, the IHBC’s Corporate Plan 2020-25 (CP25), to agree our future strategy.
The Articles may be downloaded HERE

The Corporate Plan 2020-25 may be downloaded HERE

Voting at the AGM

Only Full members and retired Full members have the right to vote on the motions and resolutions at the AGM.

Those Full members and retired Full members attending the AGM may vote at the meeting using the platform's poling and linked functions.

To document and track votes we will use a digital polling facility on our digital event platform GotoWebinar. If you have not used this event platform before, and want to attend the AGM and linked meetings, please download the service and observe the guidance outlined HERE and the IHBC's specific guidance linked HERE.

Voting before the AGM: Proxy voting

Only Full members and retired Full members have the right to vote on the motions and resolutions at the AGM.

If you cannot attend the meeting, or you think you may not be able to attend, you should submit your vote by proxy.

To manage the process effectively, there are two options:

  • To appoint the meeting chair (IHBC President Mike Brown) as your proxy for the 2020 AGM votes, go to the ONLINE SHORT PROXY FORM to document your vote
  • To register your specific votes by proxy with a Full Member of the IHBC, including the meeting chair, please download the LONG PROXY DOCUMENT and submit it to the IHBC as directed.

Pre-AGM Event: 5.30 - 6.00pm

A filmed welcome and introduction by Griff Rhys Jones will be broadcast before the AGM, hosted by IHBC Chair David McDonald. Also there will be short filmed updates on our next two Annual Schools, in Brighton and Aberdeen.

These set the scene for the IHBC’s AGM

More details on this programme will be announced shortly.

To register for the pre-meeting discussion, simply register for the AGM using the above link applicable to your membership category.

Continuing Professional Development: CPD

The programme is recognised as IHBC CPD, and CPD forms will be issued after the event.

See more on IHBC CPD

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