The first way to become a Board member is to be nominated and then elected at the Shearwater annual general meeting. Each year at our AGM, company members review the nominations and vote for Board members to be elected for the next two-year term. If you’d like to be in the running to be a Board member, email us to request a nomination form. Our AGM is usually in May each year (in 2021, the AGM will be June 17) and there are usually one or more positions available. Nominees need to satisfy the following criteria:
25.1 A Member who has been a Member for at least 3 calendar months may nominate or second another Member to stand for election as a Director at an annual general meeting of the Company.
25.2 The nomination under clause 25.1 of a person to stand for election as a Director must:
(a) be in writing and signed by the proposed candidate to evidence that candidate’s consent to act as a Director of the Company if elected;
(b) include a statement of the qualifications and experience of the proposed candidate;
(c) be signed by 2 other Members, both of whom have been Members for at least 3 calendar months, as nominator and seconder;
(d) otherwise be in the form from time to time approved by the Board; and
(e) be delivered to the registered office of the Company marked for the attention of the Board no later than 31 March in the relevant calendar year, or any later date determined by the Board.
25.3 The Board may, at any time before the election of Directors is held at an annual general meeting, nominate any Member to stand for election as a Director at that annual general meeting.
The other way to become a Board member is if you have special experience or expertise that the Board needs and the Board makes a decision to appoint you. In this case, you don’t need to be nominated. In line with the Constitution, there will always be a higher percentage of elected Directors to appointed Directors.
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