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Board 2017 - 2019
Call for Nominations for members of the Board

Nominations are now being called for membership of the Board which is responsible for the governance and strategic direction of the International Society for Quality in Health Care CLG (ISQua)

Under the terms of ISQua’s Memorandum and Articles of Association, members of the current ISQua Board will complete their terms of office at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting of the company to be held in London on Monday 2nd October 2017.

If elected, appointment to the Board will be for a period of two years from the close of the 2017 Annual General Meeting. Current Board members who are eligible may be re-nominated.  A member may serve no more than three consecutive terms of two years.

If the number of nominations is not more than the number of vacancies available, the Returning Officer will inform the President who will announce the nominated candidates as elected to the Board. If there are more nominations than there are vacancies, then voting papers will be sent to each Member entitled to vote on or before 4th August 2017.   The President will announce the results of the election in both circumstances in the first week of September.

Election of Members to the Board

An Institutional Member nomination must be proposed and seconded by representatives of two other Institutional Members, with the proposed organisation nominee’s signed agreement.  Please note that the proposer’s signatures should be those of the main contacts of the Institutional Member as registered with ISQua.

An Individual Member nomination must be proposed and seconded by two other Individual Members, with the nominee’s signed agreement.

Places on the Board

There are not more than four Individual Member places available on the Board and not more than four Institutional Member places available on the Board.

Eligibility for Election

In accordance with the terms of the Memorandum and Articles of Association, a Member must be a fully paid Member a month before the close of nominations.  Therefore, to be eligible to stand for election, a nominee must be a current Member i.e. fully paid Individual or Institutional Member by 17:00 on 28th June 2017. 

Eligibility to vote in the election

To vote in the election one must be a fully paid Member by 17:00 28th June 2017

Timetable for Elections:

30th May 2017    All Members receive Call for Nominations from Electoral Reform Services
28th July 2017 17:00   Closing date for Nominations
4th August 2017 17:00   Candidates details sent and voting commences 
31st August 2017 17:00   Closing date for voting 
5th September 2017     Announcement of result

Times are UTC/GMT + 1, 17:00

Process for Nomination

Electoral Reform Services will send a nomination form to all current Members calling for nominations on 30th May 2017. 

All Individual Members wishing to nominate a candidate for the Board elections will be asked to complete and submit the following to the Electoral Reform Services:

  • A nomination form completed and signed by the candidate as well as signed by two fully paid Individual Members
  • A 150 word profile on the candidate
  • Jpg head shot of the candidate

All Institutional Members wishing to nominate for the Board elections will be asked to complete and submit the following to the Electoral Reform Services:

  •  A nomination form completed and signed by the representative of the organisation as well as signed by the representative of two other fully paid Institutional Members. (Please note that the proposer’s signatures should be those of the main contacts of the Institutional Member as registered with ISQua)
  • A 150 word profile of the organisation.
  • A 50 word profile of the representative of the organisation who will sit on the Board
  • Jpg logo

NOMINATION DUE DATE

All nominations must be received by the Electoral Reform Services on the official form no later than:

 Wednesday 28th July 2017 (UTC/GMT + 1, 17:00)

Late nominations will not be accepted under any circumstances. Nomination forms will be accepted by fax or by email (scanned signatures will be accepted) provided that completed forms include the required information as set out in the Call for Nominations.

Commitment Required

Board meetings are held as follows:

  • Two face to face meetings, one at the time of ISQua’s Conference and another approximately 6 months later in the first half of the year, usually in March.
  • Six other telephonic or web based meetings are held at every second month.  
  • Additional meetings may be required from time to time.
  • Board communication requires active use of telephone, web based systems and electronic mail.

Board members are required to participate and contribute to all Board meetings held by telephone conference and at both face to face meetings. A Board member’s position may be declared vacant if he/she fails to attend three consecutive Board meetings in any one calendar year without sufficient explanation.

Successful candidates are advised to attend the October 2017 conference or be available to call into the first Board meeting during the conference.

In addition to Board meetings, Board members may be asked to attend/speak at events on behalf of ISQua.  All requests for such engagements are managed by the ISQua office to ensure that calls upon a Board members time is not onerous.  Board members will also be asked to participate in sub committees of the Board.

Board members are required to promote ISQua at meetings they attend.

Key roles of the Board

The Board has several responsibilities which include:

  • Providing leadership and direction for the organisation
  • Performing strategic and critical thinking for ISQua programmes on Board and on the sub-committees
  • To ensure good governance including financial oversight
  • To promote a positive image for ISQua

The Board does not have operational responsibilities.

Selected key competencies of a Board member

Each Board member should be proficient in several knowledge areas, and have the relevant skills and experience, which include the following:

  • Understanding the mission, vision and values of ISQua
  • Strategic thinking and planning
  • Leadership
  • Ability to make decisions
  • Communication internally and externally
  • Collaboration and team work
  • Analytical skills of finance and governance

The above lists are not exhaustive.

Expenses Policy

Because ISQua’s resources are limited, employer or other support for each Board member is expected and appreciated. This includes payment for the member’s travel to attend conferences & Board meetings where possible. ISQua is unable to cover the costs of locums. ISQua Conference registration and accommodation is generally provided by the Society. All claims can only be settled in the financial year of the activity. 

Returning Officer

The Returning Officer for the ISQua elections is:

David Bates
Cheif, Division of General Medicine
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston
USA