AGI is seeking nominations to fill vacancies on Council
Being a member of the AGI’s Council is both enjoyable and rewarding. You have access to opportunities and experience that may not be available during your normal employment, and the satisfaction of knowing that you’re making a significant difference to our industry.
About the AGI Council
AGI is a Company Limited by Guarantee. Its mission is to maximise the use of Geographic Information (GI) for the benefit of citizens, good governance, and commerce.
There are 15 Council members at any one time, and if you are elected then you will also become a Director of the company. You should familiarise yourself and be comfortable with the legal responsibilities of Directorship before standing for election.
The AGI Council is responsible for ensuring that the AGI:
As a Board member you will need to:
Seven members of the AGI Council form an Executive Group that is responsible for the operational implementation of our policy, strategy, and decisions, on time and within budget.
Council members are not paid. However, reasonable expenses incurred in attending AGI Council meetings can be refunded.
Council members are elected for three years, at the end of which they may seek re-election for one further three-year period.
Who are we looking for?
The most important qualities we’re looking for are enthusiasm and commitment! If you want to really make a difference to the GI, then we’d like to hear from you. No other qualifications or previous experience is necessary.
However, to maintain a balanced and functional Council, we are always keen to hear from people with experience in finance, contract management, marketing, events promotion and motivating volunteers.
Please bear in mind the following:
It takes somewhere around 2 to 3 days each month for a Council Member to fulfil the role (carrying out tasks such as meeting sponsors, writing PR material, organising events etc.), so it’s important that you and your employer understand the scope of what’s involved.
If you’d like to talk informally about standing for Council, or you’d like some help with a nomination, we encourage you to reach out directly to our current members of Council.