06 Aug

Council of Regions election

Nominations are now open for elections to fulfil a vacancy that has arisen on the Council of Regions. The deadline for nominations is 17:00 on Thursday, 15 August 2019.

Council of Regions

Nominations are invited for the vacancy on the Council of Regions who will serve until the AGM in 2020. Any Member may stand for election to the Council of Regions providing he or she is engaged in the travel business to a significant degree within the region for which they are standing.

There is one vacancy in the North West Region.

The elected Member will automatically become either the Chairman or Vice-Chairman of the Region they represent, depending on their/the Regional Committee’s wishes. The elected Member is therefore expected to play an active role in that Region.

Visit the Governance page of our website to view the current members of the Council of Regions.

Who is eligible to stand?
Candidates for election must be a proprietor, a partner or employee of a firm or a director or employee of a corporation which is an ABTA Member or an associated company of the ABTA Member.

A Member of ABTA can put forward only one representative for election. 

Who may nominate?
Nominations to fill the vacancies must be made by the candidate's own employer, i.e. the proprietor of a sole trader, the partner of a partnership, the company secretary or director of a limited company.

Proposal forms can be found at the end of this page. Candidates are also required to submit a curriculum vitae, including an election statement of not more than 200 words, on the form provided (at the end of this page), and a photograph (head and shoulders) of themselves.

Deadline for nominations
All nomination papers must reach the Secretariat by 17.00 hours on Thursday, 15 August 2019. In the event that there is a ballot, those persons in the appropriate Region would be invited to vote. Ballot papers would be sent out as appropriate.

If you have any questions, please contact Daryl Nurthen on 020 3117 0564.