Annual General Meeting

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021 & Members Q&A Session

Our Annual General Meeting (AGM) happens every autumn and is one way that members can have a say in how we run the PLSA.

In the current unusual circumstances it is not possible to hold the AGM in person at our Annual Conference, and the formal AGM will be held at the home of the Chair without members present. Members are encouraged to vote by proxy at the AGM.

To give members the opportunity to ask questions about PLSA and its governance, an online question and answer session with Board members taking part will be held immediately after the formal AGM at 8.30am on Thursday 14 October 2021 by Zoom:

Zoom link for PLSA AGM and Members Q&A


This year we’re asking members to pass resolutions on:

  • Adopting our Annual Report and Accounts 2020.
  • Re-appointing BDO as our auditors.
  • Re-appointing four directors, appointing three new directors, appointing a new Chair of the Company and a new Policy Board Chair.

PLSA Board appointments

Richard Butcher will be stepping down as a Director (Non-Executive - Member) and Chair of the Company as his current term expires at the AGM. Emma Douglas offers herself for the appointment of Chair of the Company.

After a full selection process in accordance with the Rules, the Board has appointed John Chilman as a Director (Non-Executive – Member) and the Policy Board Chair. On appointment, John will join the Policy Board Selection Committee and the committee will review Policy Board membership appointments and terms. This will be voted on by members at a General Meeting no later than 31st December 2021.

Kate Hadley, Director of Events, and Nigel Peaple, Director of Policy & Advocacy, have been appointed by the Board as Executive Directors.

In accordance with the Articles they retire and offer themselves for re-appointment to a three-year term by members at this AGM.

A biography for John can be found here, and biographies of Kate and Nigel can be found here.

In accordance with the Articles Emma Douglas, Catherine May and Julian Mund retire and offer themselves for re-appointment to a three-year term by members at this AGM and Alison Hatcher retires and offers herself for re-appointment to a two-year term by members at this AGM. 

AGM documents

In this section you can find:

Proxy voting

Members can vote by proxy. You can appoint the Chair to vote for you and/or submit your votes using the proxy card. 

After reading the notice, please complete the proxy voting card with your name and organisation and return it by email to [email protected] no later than 8.15am on 13 October 2021.

Member organisations can only submit one proxy voting card and the person who received the email with the link to this page should make the submission. 

Thank you for your support.