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Call for Nominations for BAM President and Chair

3rd May 2018

Dear BAM Member, 

REMINDER: ELECTIONS FOR CHAIR AND PRESIDENT OF BAM: CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

BAM has been excellently served over the past four years by Professor Sir Cary Cooper and Professor Nic Beech as its President and Chair. However, according to BAM’s constitution, they must both retire at the end of 2018 and elections for their successors must be held. Both Chair and President serve terms of 2 years, renewable once.

How to Nominate

Nominations may be made by any current BAM member, but please read carefully all the information below, including the appendix, regarding the nature of the roles and, in particular, the eligibility criteria before nominating anyone. Nominees for both roles must be BAM members and must give their consent to being nominated. Both the Chair and the President will be Trustees and Directors of BAM.

Nominations should be made by emailing a completed nomination form to the BAM CEO, Madeleine Barrows, at mbarrows@bam.ac.uk to be received by noon on Friday 25th May 2018. Nominations forms may be downloaded from the BAM website or requested from Madeleine. 

BAM President Nomination Form

BAM Chair Nomination Form

The role of President is distinct from those of Chair and Vice-Chair and includes a strong ambassadorial element, which calls for someone who is respected by, and able to influence, other learned societies, government, universities and professional associations at a senior level. The Memorandum & Articles of Association state: “The President may be nominated by any current member and shall be elected by the current membership. He or she does not need to have served on Council. The President will normally serve a two year term, with the option for re-election for a further two years and will be a Director.”

The role of Chair is to act as part of the Executive, provide support for the Vice-Chairs and BAM Office and CEO: namely to facilitate strategic development and, with the CEO, to oversee the operations of the society. The Memorandum & Articles of Association state: 
“The Chairperson will be elected by the whole membership and will normally have previously served as a Vice Chairperson. The Chair’s term of office is two years, with the option for re-election for a further two years.”

Voting

Individuals whose BAM membership is current (i.e. their subscription is up to date) until after the date when the voting will close, will be able to cast one vote for each role. The elections will be carried out electronically during the first half of June and the outcome will be notified publicly shortly thereafter, in order to allow the incoming office holders a period of handover. Details of all candidates and instructions on how to vote will be sent to those eligible in due course. 

Yours faithfully
Madeleine Barrows
CEO
British Academy of Management 

Appendix
Further information regarding Roles and Person Descriptors
:

BAM President

The Role includes:

  1. Providing leadership in external relations between BAM and stakeholders such as government and its agencies, other learned societies, practitioner and professional societies and universities.
  2. Bringing to bear network contacts for the benefits of BAM membership.
  3. Influencing external stakeholders at a senior level, enhancing the stature of BAM in the eyes of others and increasing the impact of BAM on UK society and its economy.
  4. Supporting the intellectual activity of BAM as a learned society.
  5. Encouraging the development and expansion of knowledge in the field of management.
  6. In collaboration with the Chair and Vice-Chairs, contributing to, and influencing, the setting of strategic aims and communicating these internally to members and externally to other stakeholders.
  7. Supporting recruitment and growth in membership.
  8. Acting as confidential recipient of ‘whistleblowing’ or complaints from members.

The Person:
In order to fulfill the requirements of the role, those standing for election should:

  1. Be a highly respected and internationally-recognised scholar.
  2. Have experience of leadership and have held at least one senior university position such as Head of a School or Department of Management or Dean of a relevant faculty/college.
  3. Be able to use existing networks and develop new connections at senior levels for BAM.
  4. Have the ability to understand and appropriately influence significant stakeholders.
  5. Understand and have a history of being committed to the values and purpose of BAM.
  6. Be able to commit time and enthusiasm to the role.

Nomination 
Candidates for the role of President must be nominated by a current BAM member and must themselves be a current BAM member.

BAM Chair

The Role includes:

  1. Developing BAM strategy and agreeing priorities with the Executive and Council, and the BAM CEO.
  2. Chairing Council meetings and supporting Council activities.
  3. Chairing Executive meetings and supporting the activities of the Vice Chairs.
  4. Supporting the CEO in the running of the office and the operation of the society as a whole.
  5. Supporting the BAM community in pursuing the vision and purpose of the learned society.
  6. Working with the President to agree foci and liaise with external stakeholders.
  7. Supporting recruitment and growth in membership.
  8. Liaising with Fellows.

The Person:
In order to fulfill the requirements of the role, those standing for election should:

  1. Be a highly respected scholar.
  2. Have a deep understanding of BAM and evidence of commitment to the society over time.
  3. Have experience in actively supporting the work of BAM, for example as a member of Council, Executive or as an office bearer of a SIG.
  4. Have experience of academic leadership in management/business.
  5. Have the ability to support the President in external relations.
  6. Be able to commit time and enthusiasm to the role.

Nominations
Candidates for the role of Chair must be nominated by a current BAM member and must themselves be a current BAM member.

 

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