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Elections

Nominations for AGI Council 2019 will be open from 1st October – 9th November 2018.

Details of the nomination process and where to find out more information are available below.

A message from Abigail Page, AGI Chair:

"I am convinced that the next 12 months will be an incredibly important and exciting period for AGI. There are significant opportunities for the Association and wider industry to embrace and take full advantage of. Central to being able to realise these, and navigate the challenges AGI will face, is a strong and representative AGI Council.

Our members are the heart of the AGI, and the AGI Council comprises 15 members – all determined and enthusiastic about making a difference to our industry. Council represents the diversity of our members, provides strategic direction to our organisation, and enables our organisation to work as ambassadors for the value of GI and the geospatial industry in the UK. 

Do you have the enthusiasm and skills needed to support the AGI? If so please consider serving on our Council and respond to this call for nominations no matter which sector you’re working in, or your previous experience.

To ensure we maintain a balanced and functional Council, we are particularly looking for incoming Council members with a skill, expertise or interest in:

  • Finance
  • Contract management
  • Communications and Marketing
  • Events promotions
  • Managing, supporting and motivating volunteer teams

A position on AGI Council is incredibly fulfilling. You’re taking part in key decisions that help to shape our community, to further our professions, and to provide leadership for geospatial peers in all kinds of interesting ways. It is also a role that has significant responsibility as you’re taking on the Directorship of the Association for Geographic Information.

If you’re unsure about applying because you’ve not been a Director before, don’t worry. We can reassure you - you’ll be part of a like-minded group who all support each other closely. Career-wise, it’s an excellent opportunity to take on some more management responsibility - or to help the community benefit from your previous expertise in a commercial environment - but to do so at your own pace. We work as a team. We can help you to understand what’s involved prior to your nomination to ensure that you are very clear on expectations of the role. The most important qualities for us are pragmatic commitment - there’s an element of time involved on a regular basis - and masses of enthusiasm! 

For more insight into AGI Council roles and our plans for 2019, I encourage engagement with any member of the AGI Council who’ll be happy to talk these through with you in more detail.

Five places will become vacant on AGI Council at the end of 2018. Those AGI Council members whose terms have ended or will end this year are as follows (the members entitled to re-election are marked with *):

  • James Cutler*
  • Matt Pennells*
  • Elizabeth Stutchbury*
  • Two additional vacancies

Council comprises 15 places in all. The number of places vacant this year is more than the number of terms ending to maintain a Council of 15 members. AGI now welcomes nominations from any paid-up AGI member interested in standing for AGI Council. The period of service is for 3 years starting from 1st January 2019, and all those interested are recommended to attend our Annual General Meeting (AGM) in London on the 7th November 2018."

If you don’t feel that a full council role is for you but are still keen to support and volunteer for the AGI, in either those areas highlighted above or any other aspect of the work of the Association then please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss how you might be able to support in an advisory or volunteer capacity.

Additional information, forms and key dates:

  • Further background information about AGI, the Council Role Description and Person. Specification is available HERE or please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • The closing date for the receipt of completed Nomination Forms is 12:00 on Friday 9th
  • An election, if necessary will then be held between Monday 12th November 2018 and Friday 23rd November 2018 and results announced on Monday 26th. If no election is needed, then the elected candidates will be announced on Monday 12th November 2018.
  • The Nomination Form is simple to complete and available for download below.

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