ENGINE – OCTOBER 2018
Chief Executive Officer’s Report
Annual General Meeting 2018
This year’s AGM took place in The Principal Hotel in Manchester on Tuesday 11
September. We were delighted to welcome a great number of our members to the
meeting: 64 organisational members, 10 individual members and 2 Associates –
we even had to bring in more
chairs and had members sitting at
the open doors!
All of the formal business had
been approved by the organisational members in advance
via online voting.
The highlights from the year were presented by the Chair,
Duncan Service. Please take a look at our Annual Report
The Trustee election results were announced, withPablo Alonso Coello
joining the board as a new Trustee – you can
learn more about Pablo on page 5 of the newsletter;Ina Kopp
were both elected for a third and final term.Holger Schünemann
retired from the
Board and was thanked for his six years of significant contributions to G-I-N, while on the Board, his first two
terms as an Individual Trustee, then as an Organisational Trustee for his final term.
We were also sorry to announce thatLubna Al-Ansary
had just resigned from the Board, due to work
commitments. Lubna has been a Trustee since 2012 and will be missed by all.
Duncan Service’s term as Chair came to an end at the AGM andGillian Leng
was congratulated on being
appointed Chair for the coming year, with Ina Kopp taking on the role of Vice Chair, once again. Ina has also
previously served as Chair.
Iain Grimmond’s term as a co-opted Treasurer also came to an end at the AGM and he was sincerely
thanked for his two years on the Board. Duncan Service has been appointed to the role of Treasurer for the
Iain gave a short presentation on the finances of the charity for the past year.
Gillian Leng gave a brief overview of the priorities for the coming year, then I reminded everyone of the dates
for theG-I-N/JBI conference
and announced that the 2020 conference will take place in Toronto
and will be hosted by McMaster University. Organisational members who would like to learn more about
hosting a future conference shouldvisit the website
in the first instance, then contact me
directly if you would
like to find out more.
The AGM presentation
is available on our website for G-I-N members, along with the draft minute.