Results of the BMC AGM 2021

Posted by Jon Chittenden on 15/05/2021

The results are in for the all-virtual 2021 BMC AGM on Saturday 15 May 2021.

This is the second virtual AGM in two years as COVID-19 has made us change the way we run member events. 

The AGM was hosted by Chair of the Board of Directors Paul Drew (above), CEO Paul Davies and outgoing BMC President Lynn Robinson.

A big thank you to all our members who attended and to all our members who also took the time to vote on the resolutions and elections proposed at the AGM. 

The results of these are set out below:

 

 

Resolution/Election

For

Against

Abstain

Passed

1.    

To approve the AGM being held as a virtual meeting and confirm that the business transacted at the Meeting be validly conducted.

961

1

8

99.90%

2.    

To approve the minutes of the previous AGM held on 13 June 2020.

903

2

65

99.78%

3.    

To receive the Annual Report and Accounts for the year end 31 December 2020

920

9

41

99.03%

4.    

To approve the re-appointment of Hurst Accountants Limited as auditors of the Company.

914

7

49

99.24%

5.    

To approve the appointment of Paul Drew as Chair of the BMC whose term of office as Chair took effect from 13 January 2021.

921

14

35

98.50%

6.    

To approve the appointment of Caroline Worboys as an Independent Director from 13 January 2021.

902

21

47

97.72%

7.    

To approve the appointment of Flavia Alzetta as an Independent Director from 6 January 2021.

903

21

46

97.73%

8.    

To approve the appointment of Diane Hopper as an Independent Director from 6 January 2021.

897

22

51

97.61%

9.    

To approve the appointment of Carl Spencer as a Council Nominated Director from 29 October 2020.

901

24

45

97.41%

10. 

To approve the appointment of Peter Salenieks as a Council Nominated Director from 29 October 2020.

905

22

43

97.63%

11. 

That, with effect from the conclusion of the Meeting, the Members’ Council Terms of Reference, a copy of which is annexed hereto, be and are hereby adopted as the Terms of Reference for the Members’ Council. 

910

6

54

99.34%

12. 

That, with effect from the conclusion of the Meeting, the Area Terms of Reference, a copy of which is annexed hereto, be and are hereby adopted as the Terms of Reference for the Areas.

910

9

51

99.02%

13. 

That, with effect from the conclusion of the Meeting the Articles of Association annexed hereto and presented to the Meeting, be and are hereby adopted as the Articles of Association of the Company for and to the exclusion of the existing Articles of Association of the Company. 

902

7

61

99.23%

14. 

To elect a President for a three year term to start with effect from 16 May 2021. The candidate is Andrew Syme

 

913

32

25

96.61%

15. 

To elect a Nominated Director for three year term to start with effect from the 16 May 2021. The candidates are:

·       Martyn Hurn

·       David Matthews

 

For Martyn

444

For David

382

 

134

 

 

Martyn elected 

16. 

To elect a Nationally Elected Councillor to represent hill walking for a three year term to start with effect from 16 May 2021. The candidates are:

·       Rose Gare-Simmons

·       Tony Bird

·       Fabrizio Scaglione

 

This was a STV – the vote went to the second round which featured Rose and Fabrizio, Rose won the second round with 453 votes to Fabrizio’s 323

Rose Gare-Simmons elected

17. 

To elect a Nationally Elected Councillor to represent rock climbing for a three year term to start with effect from 16 May 2021. The candidate is Steve Clark

 

876

57

37

93.89%

18. 

To elect a Nationally Elected Councillor to represent mountaineering for a three year term to start with effect from 16 May 2021. The candidate is Aaron Hodgson

 

899

29

42

96.88%

 

Congratulations to the following candidates who have been elected to the following positions:

Andy Syme – President

Martyn Hurn – Nominated Director

Rose Gare-Simmons – NEC hill walking

Steve Clark – NEC rock climbing

Aaron Hodgson – NEC mountaineering

Further details will be published in relation to any proxy holding 10% or more of the votes cast on any resolution or election as soon as we’re able to collate this information.

 

Paul Drew, Lynn Robinson and Paul Davies answering questions in the Q&A session.

If you have any comments or further questions following the AGM please send them to agm@thebmc.co.uk

 


More FAQs about the BMC and Covid-19

🌳 Can I go climbing / hill walking in England? Here's what you can and can't do in the 3rd Lockdown (January 2021)

🌳 What's the situation for climbing and hill walking in Wales? Read our full January update

😷 When and will the walls reopen? In England and Wales they're now closed for the National Lockdown. Read our walls article

✈️ I have a travel insurance question! Here's the FAQs

🏑 Do you have any advice for clubs and huts? Check out our latest clubs, meets and huts update

πŸ›’ Is the BMC shop open? Yes - it is and BMC members get 10% off!

 

We want to say thanks to every BMC member supporting us through the Coronavirus crisis.

From weekly Facebook Lives and GB Climbing home training videos, to our access team working to re-open the crags and fight for your mountain access, we're making through with your support.

If you liked what we are doing, then tell your friends about us: www.thebmc.co.uk/join


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