Meet the Candidates standing for Elected Positions at the AGM 2021

Posted by Lucy Valerio on 22/04/2021

We have all the statements from each of the candidates standing in the various elections at the BMC 2021 AGM.

The candidates interviews are linked either to videos about themselves or an audio only interview. The role descriptions are also provided together with the candidates’ proposers and seconders.

As there is only one candidate standing for each of: President, Nationally Elected Councillor – rock climbing and Nationally Elected Councillor – mountaineering, they will be appointed if a majority of members vote for them. 

For the Nominated Director role the candidate with the most votes will be appointed, when you are casting your vote please only choose one candidate to vote for.

The successful candidate for the Nationally Elected Councillor – hill walking role will be decided by use of a Single Transferable Vote system, so you will have to rank the candidates in order of preference, with 1 being your first preference, 2 your second and 3 your third.

Nominated Director

There are two candidates standing for election and each candidate was asked to prepare a 500 word statement, and a short video to introduce themselves, set out what they’d like to see the BMC achieve and what they can bring to the table as a director of the BMC.  

  • Martyn Hurn (Proposer: Robert Gregory, Seconder: Ian Oldham)
  • David Matthews (Proposer: John Woodman, Seconder: Howard Laban)

Nominated Director Role Description

Martyn’s statement                              Martyn's video

David’s statement                                David's video

President

There is one candidate standing for election:  Andrew Syme (Proposer: Dave Musgrove, Seconder: Jon Punshon).  Andy answered a series of questions and his interview is below.

President Role Description                   

Andy’s statement                                 Andy's interview

Nationally Elected Councillor – rock climbing

There is one candidate standing for election: Steve Clark (Proposer: Henry Folkard, Seconder: Neil Foster). Steve answered a series of questions and his interview is below.

NEC rock climbing Role Description

Steve’s statement                                Steve's interview

Nationally Elected Councillor – mountaineering

There is one candidate standing for election:  Aaron Hodgson (Proposer: Tom Greenham, Seconder: Tim Elson). Aaron answered a series of questions and his interview is below:

NEC mountaineering role description

Aaron’s statement                               Aaron's interview

Nationally Elected Councillor – hill walking

There are three candidates standing for election:

  • Rose Gare-Simmons  (Proposer: James Scott McAlister, Seconder: Sanna-Maija Deft)
  • Tony Bird  (Proposer: Mark Kemball, Seconder: Helen Wilson)
  • Fabrizio Scaglione  (Proposer: Christopher Stone, Seconder: Robert Dufton)

NEC Hill Walking Role Description

Rose’s statement                     Tony’s statement                     Fabrizio’s statement

The questions asked of the three candidates and links to their answers are set out below:

Q1 Please introduce yourself to the members and with relevance to the role, say why you want to be their Members’ Council Representative for Hill Walkers.

Rose's answer                         Fabrizio's answer                     Tony's answer

 

Q2 In the application for it stated that “NECs will be champions for their activities and work with councillors and other volunteers to ensure that the BMC remains the representative body for mountaineering in its broadest sense”. What would you see as your priorities as a ‘champion’?

Rose's answer                         Fabrizio's answer                     Tony's answer

 

Q3 The new NEC roles offer a great opportunity to help the proposed new Members’ Council as it works to support the BMC Strategy and Vision. In 3 years’ time, what would success in this role look like to you?

Rose's answer                         Fabrizio's answer                     Tony's answer

 

Q4 As NEC, you would be representing members on a national basis who are active hill walkers. What strategies will you use to engage effectively with these members and to promote two-way dialogue?

Rose's answer                         Fabrizio's answer                     Tony's answer

 

Q5 The BMC is currently going through a time of change. What do you feel that the main challenges are for the Council and how do you feel that you would contribute to the council achieving its objectives?

Rose's answer                         Fabrizio's answer                     Tony's answer

 

Q6 How would you like to summarise your application for this role?

Rose's answer                         Fabrizio's answer                     Tony's answer



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