AGM 2019 election resources

Elections for Board Directors and Regional Representatives vacancies

This is the time of year when we call for Members to step forward for election. The Society is run primarily by its Members and we need volunteers who are willing and able to give their time and enthusiasm to drive the Society forwards. This is an exciting time at the RSGB as we devise and deliver new initiatives to implement Strategy 2022. Elections will take place via electronic voting and at the 2019 Annual General Meeting which takes place on Saturday, 27 April at Jurys Inn Birmingham.

We will be looking to appoint two elected Board Directors, two nominated Board Directors and ten Regional Representatives (RRs).

Board Director vacancies

The elected Board Director vacancies are as a result of Len Paget, GM0ONX and Stewart Bryant, G3YSX both reaching the end of their second three-year terms. Both are thanked for the considerable contribution they have made to the work of the Society.

The Nominated Director Board vacancies are as a result of Keith Haynes, G3WRO resigning from the Board, and Ian Shepherd, G4EVK reaching the end of his three-year term.

Mark Jones, G0MGX describes his experiences in his first year as a Director, and explains why it is important that people volunteer to help the Society progress.

Regional Representatives vacancies

Ten Regional Representatives (RR) vacancies also arise due to the current post holders completing their three-year terms, or because they were co-opted into a vacancy after the last AGM. Whilst several Regions have RRs who are willing to stand for re-election, applications are welcome from all RSGB Members living in the regions with vacancies.

Philip Hosey, MI0MSO describes his experiences as Region 8 Regional Representative and explains why it is important that people volunteer to help the Society progress.

Key dates

  • 31 January 2019
    Nominations close
  • 15 March 2019
    Voting starts (where there are more candidates than vacancies)
  • 25 April 2019
    Voting ends
  • 27 April 2019
    Voting in person and results announced

For candidates

The documents needed for standing as a candidate are linked below

All you need should be contained in these documents but please feel free to ask any questions you may have.

For nominators

The nomination process is now online. Candidates are given personal URLs and if they wish you to nominate them they will approach you directly.

Do you know someone who would make a good Board Member or Regional Representative? Why not ask them to consider standing?

Completed papers, with their supporting nominations must be received by 23.59 on 31 January 2019.

Any questions?

If you have questions about the elections or would like to discuss the roles, please contact Board Chair, Ian Shepherd G4EVK, for the Board Director vacancies, via email to, or Philip Hosey MI0MSO, for the Regional Representative vacancies, via Enquires can also be made to the Company Secretary Stephen Purser, GW4SHF via