Proposed Charter & byelaw changes: Annual General Meeting on 4 October 2017

Over the last 18 months the international Council has developed two separate strategies to enable your Institute to take full advantage of the worldwide focus on good governance. The Council has now resolved to seek your approval to these two strategic initiatives that will position the Institute to evolve and grow sustainably by enhancing its reputation and reach.

The first initiative is the introduction of an intermediate grade of membership that will not be Chartered but will allow successful students to call themselves Affiliated Members.

The second initiative is a new designation to be called Chartered Governance Professional that will rank alongside Chartered Secretary. There are new grandfathering provisions for members. For more information, please click here.

On this page you will find the detailed information that your Council believes will enable you to make an informed decision as well as a short informative video on these initiatives, please click here.

A meeting of members will be held in London on 4 October 2017 to seek approval of the Affiliated Member proposal and the Chartered Governance Professional proposal.

I urge you to consider this information carefully and to engage further with your Division on these important matters. The future is in your hands and your Council recommends to you that you vote in favour of these important initiatives.

David Venus FCIS