2022 Elections to the IRM Board of Directors – Elected Directors

2022 Elections to the IRM Board of Directors – Elected Directors

IRM Director Elections will take place this year between 2nd and 30th September.

The IRM Board of Directors sets and manages the strategic direction of the IRM and has responsibility for oversight of the executive.

There are two ways of being appointed as an IRM Director - elected directors are elected by the members of the IRM, and technical directors are nominated by the Board, and appointed by the members at the Annual General Meeting. This call for nominations is for three Elected Directors who will take up office after the AGM.

A copy of the election procedures is available here.

What's involved?

Board members are company directors and must sign up to the director specification requirements available below. The expected time commitment of 10 – 12 days includes attending six Board meetings a year, a strategic planning day, and at least two of the IRM’s one-day events.

Board directors play a leading role in the long-term development of the Institute. Depending upon your skills and experience you may also be invited to join a specific committee of the Board, or the Board of one of the Group companies. This may require additional time to attend meetings/events or to help review or prepare project documents. Directors receive a full and tailored induction to ensure they are supported in their role and can meet their responsibilities.

Directors are usually appointed for an initial term of three years after any AGM.

Directors are also expected to follow our Code of Conduct and Conflicts of Interest Policy.

What skills are required?

The Institute believes that it is essential to have a balanced and diverse Board, aligned to the different communities represented by the membership and to reflect our desire to be a truly global body. Gender balance, geographic, cultural, and other forms of diversity are also key considerations. Details of our board, sub-committees and governance can be found here: https://www.theirm.org/what-we-do/about-us/our-governance/.

All candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the IRM’s purpose, and  willingness and capacity to work strategically as a part of a team.

In this elections round the Board is seeking to recruit people who have experience in specific sectors: 

  • Banking
  • Transport
  • Construction
  • Infrastructure
  • Health and Social Care

The Board is further seeking to appoint a director who has recent experience and is qualified as a financial accountant.

A person specification for non-executive directors of IRM is available for review here.

What's in it for me?

IRM Board membership provides a unique opportunity to develop strategic and leadership skills as part of an effective and motivated board. It’s also an opportunity to give back to your professional body and the wider Risk Management profession.

Reasonable expenses in the delivery of Board duties will be covered, but the post is un-remunerated.

How Do I Apply?

If you are interested in becoming a director, please complete the IRM nomination form. You will find a copy here 

You are encouraged to apply on-line, but hard copies of nomination forms are available from the Returning officer by e-mail to: theirm@bhcsecretaries.co.uk.

To stand for election you must be a Voting Member as defined in the Articles and your nomination must be supported by two eligible Voting Members. Please refer to the election procedures if in doubt.

Nomination forms and a current CV should be submitted by close of business on Monday 27th June 2022 by following the instructions on the Nominations Form. All nominations will be acknowledged.

Candidates must ensure that they have the necessary permission and commitment from their employer before they submit their nomination form.

All nominations are welcome. If you are interested and would like to speak to someone about what’s involved before submitting your nomination, then please contact theirm@bhcsecretaries.co.uk and we will put you in touch with a member of the Nomination Committee.

What happens next?

A Panel appointed by the Nomination Committee will review all the nominations received, when the skills and experience of each nominee will be assessed against the director specification and the key skills, knowledge, and experience the board has identified as required for effectiveness.

Following review, the Nomination Committee will recommend the strongest candidates to the Board. The Board will be advised of the entire slate of candidates together with any recommendation from the Nomination Committee. The Board will determine whether it wishes to make a recommendation to the membership on the most suitable candidates who best meet the agreed specification.

The Returning Officer will advise all candidates of the Board’s decision on preferred candidates. All candidates will have an opportunity at this stage either to continue to participate in the election process or to withdraw. They are entitled to and will be encouraged to do either. The full list of nominees will then be presented to the membership with their candidate statements.

Voting will take place between 2 – 30 September 2022 and successful candidates will take up office immediately after the AGM on 01 December 2022.