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Council

The British Chamber Council

The council advises the Board on business planning and budget priorities and they represent the members. The Council meets four times a year and is elected every two years by all member companies. The current council was elected in May 2017.

 

Peter Bell
Managing Partner
Expedite Office Limited

 

Richard Carty
Director
Netshield Enterprise Services Limited

Sophia Chrysopoulou
Public Affairs & Government Relations Senior Manager
The Coca-Cola Compnay

 

 

Elaine Cruikshanks
Partner
Acumen Public Affairs


 

Dave Deruytter
Head of Expatriate & Non Residential Services
ING

 

 

Philippe Jadoul
Director
Vialegis NV

 

 

Mark Lloyd Davies
Senior Director, Government Affairs & Policy
Johnson & Johnson

 

 

Sean Murray
Director

EUK Consulting
 

 

Darcy Nicolle
Vice President of Government Relations
United Technologies

 

Tom Parker
Chief Executive
Cambre Associates

Vice President
 

Thomas Spiller
Vice President, Public Policy, Europe, Middle East & Africa
The Walt Disney Company
President

 

 

 

Glynis Whiting
Partner
Starfish MRM
Immediate Past President

 

 

 

 

Role of Council members

Council members, elected for a two year period, are advising the Board on business planning and budget priorities and they represent the members interests their role includes:

  1. Advising, bringing ideas to the fore and improving the value the British Chamber provides its members

  2. Acting as ambassadors for the chamber, actively championing the visibility and promotion of the services of the British Chamber;

  3. Aim to attend all council meetings per year (minimum of two);

  4. Attend chamber networking events (minimum of 2 per year)

  5. Bringing constructive opinions/critique on all aspects of the chamber’s work; and

  6. Play a key role in one of the committees; support the chamber via the sponsorship of events; and/or pro-actively use your expertise and contacts to help the chamber and recruit members

Election of the Council

The council is elected in a secret ballot of eligible members conducted by a secure online voting system. Each member has one vote, to be cast by the person notified to the chamber as primary contact for the member.

Candidates must nominate themselves at least one month before the AGM. A list of candidates along with biographical information will be published and distributed to voting members at least three weeks before the AGM. The result of the vote will be announced at the AGM and newly elected council members will take up their position at the meeting of the Council immediately following the AGM.

Election of the President

The President is elected by the council for a term of two years at the first council meeting following the election of a new council. The term of the current council and President will come to an end at the AGM May 2017.

As necessary, the current President (or vice-chair) will chair a working group including at least one former President and the Chief Executive.

The group will:

  • review and update criteria for candidates to the role of President and publish
  • interview any candidates for the role
  • provide the newly elected council with an objective assessment of the candidates

Candidates to the role of President must be elected a member of the Council.

At its first meeting, the new Council (chaired by the current President) will receive the report of the working group and a presentation from any candidate. The Council will then appoint a candidate by majority vote.

The new President will then take the chair of the meeting and propose:

  • Candidates to be co-opted as members of Council
  • Candidates for the remaining officers of the company (up to two Vice-Presidents, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer).
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