Annual General Meeting

The HBA Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 25th March 2017, at the Holiday Inn – Bolton Centre, 1 Higher Bridge Street , Bolton, BL1 2EW, during our National Conference. Attendance at the meeting is open to representatives of all Full Member stations, and to Associate Members, without charge.

Trustee Elections

The Trustee Board currently consists of:

Chairman: Grant McNaughton

Elected Trustees: Nigel Dallard (Board Secretary), Iain Lee, Graham Medhurst (Vice Chair), Ian Pinnell (co-opted), (1 x vacancy)

Appointed Trustees: Mike Sarre (Treasurer), (2 x vacancies)

The roles within the Trustee Board of Vice Chair, Board Secretary, and Treasurer are appointed by the Trustees from within the Elected Trustees, or by the recruitment of Appointed Trustees. The latter positions are to allow the Trustees to appoint people with specific skills and/or knowledge that will benefit the governance of the Association, from inside or outside the hospital broadcasting community.

At this AGM, Ian Pinnell’s term of office expires, as he was co-opted during the year following the resignation of Steve Allen. The vacant Elected Trustee position is also automatically subject to election.

Nominations for these Trustee positions are now invited. The nomination form is available from the AGM page. Nominations must be received by Saturday 25th February 2017.

Ian has indicated that he intends to stand for re-election. This leaves one Elected Trustee position subject to election unopposed by an existing Trustee, and nominations are particularly sought from candidates who feel that they will bring new skills, knowledge or perspective to the Trustee Board.

The Trustee positions carry the responsibilities of both Company Director and Charity Trustee, and all nominees must be a “fit and proper” person for appointment as both.

Detailed role descriptions are available on the AGM page. If you would like more information about what either of the roles entails, please contact any of the Trustees without obligation.

Please note, Trustee Board meetings are currently usually held in Central London on the third Saturday of January, July and November, starting at 11am, plus another meeting during the national conference. There are also two meetings, in May and September, when all HBA volunteers come together.

Members' Motions

If you wish to put forward a motion for consideration at the AGM, please forward it, signed by a representative of two member stations, to arrive by Saturday 25th February 2017.

Formal Notice of Meeting

The formal notice of meeting, along with the agenda, the nominations for election, and the Annual Report and Accounts will be dispatched around three weeks before the meeting.

Informal Meeting

The AGM will be followed by an informal meeting, including a question and answer session.