Notice is given of the election of directors to the board of ABDO 2017
There will be two board places open for election in 2017. One seat is currently held by a member entitled to seek re-election: Jo Holmes. In addition, a casual vacancy has arisen.
Nominations are sought from fully qualified members of the Association who wish to make a meaningful contribution to the future of the profession. ABDO board members are required to attend four board meetings per year, attend at least two nationally organised meetings a year and the ABDO annual meeting. In addition, board members are expected to attend a range of committee meetings both within ABDO and externally.
All candidates will be asked for a submission of up to 500 words in which they are asked to detail any relevant experience they can bring to the board and outline their aspirations for the future of ABDO.
Members who may have a conflict of interest (ie, by holding board, senior management or political positions with other optical bodies or rival organisations) may not be eligible for election.
Any person seeking election should complete the nomination form, with the required signed nominations.
Completed nomination papers should be returned to the General Secretary, ABDO,199 Gloucester Terrace, London W2 6LD no later than 10.00am, Thursday 1 June 2017.
If there are more valid nominations than seats vacant then a ballot will be conducted by the Electoral Reform Services, The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London N8 0NW. Ballot papers will be dispatched by Monday 10 July 2017, and must be returned by 12 noon, Wednesday 30 August.
Those elected will take up their duties on Friday 1 September 2017. Their period of office will be for three year