INCOSE UK Annual Elections

This year the roles of President Elect, Outreach Director, and Professional Development Director are up for election. The closing date for Submission is Monday 17th of September and submissions must be submitted to the INCOSE UK Company Secretary.

Voting will commence on Friday 19th October 2018 and close on Sunday 18th November 2018. The results will be announced at the AGM on Tuesday 20th November, which will be held at ASEC 2018 at Cranfield University. Candidates do not have to attend the Conference or the AGM. 

If only one candidate stands for a position then that individual, being unopposed, will be duly elected. In the event of no nominations being received for any of the positions by Monday 17th September 2018, the Council will appoint someone to the vacant position(s).

The council elections and outstanding service awards nomination forms for 2018 are available here.


The History

In the past, the cycle of positions for election has become blurred, with the exception of the President, President Elect and Immediate Past President. To maintain continuity on the Council there is an automatic succession from President Elect to President to Immediate Past President each being a two year term. This means that a new President Elect is elected every two years. The other board roles are three year terms with two roles up for election each year. A retiring member of the Council can be eligible for re-election.

So to clarify the election cycle:

RoleYear of Next ElectionTerm of Office
President Elect 2020 2 Years
President 2020 (year of takeover) 2 Years
Immediate Past President 2020 (year of takeover) 2 Years
Professional Development Director 2021 3 Years
Outreach Director 2021 3 Years
Finance Director 2019 3 Years
Technical Director 2019 3 Years
Events Director 2020 3 Years
Communications Director 2020 3 Years

Elections for the INCOSE UK Council are held using an online voting system. The results of elections are announced at the Annual General Meeting.

No ballot is required if an election is uncontested because there is only one candidate standing for a position.

There is an expectation that there will be a handover period between the outgoing post holder and the newly elected member of the Council that will be agreed between the two individuals concerned. The duration of this handover will depend upon the Council role, however it is envisaged that it will typically be 3 months and will include both persons attending the next Council meeting.

At any point during an office's term, the post holder may tender their resignation in writing to the President. On receipt of a letter of resignation, the Council may decide to appoint an interim post holder for that vacancy until the annual election process is completed. The next election process after the resignation will include nominations for the vacancy along with the positions up for re-election as part of the cycle which is detailed in INCOSE UK Election process policy document.