The size of the board of directors is fixed at 8 people, and we plan
to keep it that way. We also keep to plan to keep the rotation policy
so that the oldest third of the directors is obliged to stand for
re-election every year (with a full board this will be three people;
this year it's two).
Given the size of the membership, we expect that there will generally
be more applicants than places on the board. So we'd like a system of
voting by secret ballot. Having talked to a few people, I propose that
we use Meek STV with a "None of the above" option. Does anyone have
any particular objections to this system?
After some discussion, we've decided that we will use the resulting
system at the next AGM, regardless of the number of applicants.
> We also keep to plan to keep the rotation policy
> so that the oldest third of the directors is obliged to stand for
> re-election every year
am I daft or is that an anti-rotation policy?
No, it's not. The oldest third of the board has to step down, and may
stand for re-election, every year.
To clarify: is that the third who have been on the board longest, or the third
who have been the longest since last standing for election?
If the former, it is possible to imagine 2-3 very popular directors
effectively keeping the others from ever having to stand. Although I guess
it's fairly safe to assume that if that happened for long in practice,
something would be done about it.
Ah, I see we've got some budding lawyers here... From our current constitution:
"The members of the Board to retire shall be those who have been
longest in office since their last election or appointment. As between
members of equal seniority, the members to retire shall in the absence
of agreement be selected from among them by lot."