Voting rights extended to international Fellows and Members

As part of the College’s review of its governance structure and processes, we are pleased to confirm that all Fellows and Members of the College and its Faculties, who have paid the current year’s subscription fee appropriate to their own country of residence, will now be able to vote in the annual elections to College Council and Faculty Executive Boards. This resolution was passed at the College’s Annual General Meeting on 4 December 2020, with 90% in favour of the motion.

Voting rights extended to international Fellows and Members

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As part of the College’s review of its governance structure and processes, we are pleased to confirm that all Fellows and Members of the College and its Faculties, who have paid the current year’s subscription fee appropriate to their own country of residence, will now be able to vote in the annual elections to College Council and Faculty Executive Boards. This resolution was passed at the College’s Annual General Meeting on 4 December 2020, with 90% in favour of the motion.

In addition to voting rights, international Fellows and Members in good standing will also be able to support the nominations for all vacancies on these Boards (all candidates for College Council and the Faculty Executive Boards require two supporters for their nomination to be valid).

Finally, two seats on College Council and one seat on each of the Faculty Executive Boards have now been opened up to allow international Fellows and Members to hold office and participate fully in the governance of their specific Faculty. 

It is important that we have an up to date email address to ensure that you receive all information regarding nominations and elections. Please login to your personal dashboard to check that the email address we hold for you is accurate and update as necessary.

These changes came into effect immediately following the College AGM and also apply to Associate members of the Faculty of Travel Medicine. Full details of all the current College governance rules can be found in the Regulations and the Byelaws.


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