Report on the 2019 Council Elections

The 2019 Council elections involved 36 candidates standing for 6 elected vacancies, which arose when Jean Anne Stewart and Yehuda Baruch reached the end of their second terms of office, Alison Glaister stood down early, and Robert MacIntosh, Claire Hannibal and Ashley Braganza reached the end of their first terms of office but were eligible to stand again. We are very grateful for everything they have done during their time on Council. In this year’s call for candidates, the Executive Committee particularly welcomed candidates interested in serving on the MKE Sub-Committee.

Voting was carried out by electronic means and voter turnout represented just under 12% of the current membership. The role of external scrutineer was kindly carried out by Kate Atkins, Chief Secretary of the Academy of Social Sciences; she expressed herself completely satisfied that the poll had been carried out in a fit and proper manner, and in accordance with the requirements of BAM’s Constitution.

The candidates who received the most votes and who are therefore duly elected for a term of three years beginning from 1st January 2020, are (in alphabetical order):

  • Kate Black [1st term]
  • Carole Elliott [1st term]
  • Claire Hannibal [2nd term]
  • Horace Qile He [1st term]
  • Robert MacIntosh [2nd term]
  • Natalia Vershinina [1st term]

We look forward to welcoming them to the Academy’s Council and they will be invited to be in attendance at the November meeting.

Up to ten additional members of the Academy may be co-opted to Council for a period of one year, renewable once. The Executive Committee is currently considering the needs of its sub-Committees and will issue invitations in due course.


Madeleine Barrows

CEO, British Academy of Management

22nd July 2019