New IEMA board members confirmed at 2016 AGM

3rd November 2016


Three new non-executive directors Simon Catford, Eileen Donnelly and Paul Leinster (see panel) were appointed at IEMA's annual general meeting on 21 September in London.

The minutes of the previous AGM were approved as were the directors’ report and accounts for 2015. Accountancy firm Streets LLP auditors was reappointed and its remuneration fixed for next year.

Members also supported a special business agenda item: to consider a special resolution to change the articles of association to enable the reappointment of a non-executive director for a third term of three years under exceptional circumstances.

The resolution was proposed by the IEMA board as a measure to support and continue the organisation’s current direction and development. After it was adopted, members voted in favour of reappointing IEMA chair Diana Montgomery as a non-executive director for a third term.

She will remain in post as chair for an additional term of up to three years. The full articles of association have been updated to incorporate the changes voted for by members and can be viewed along with the draft minutes at iema.net/agm2016.

The IEMA board

Chair

Dr Diana Montgomery, chief executive, Construction Products Association.

Vice-chair

Richard Powell, chair of Wild Anglia.

Executive directors

Tim Balcon, chief executive of IEMA, and Martin Baxter, IEMA chief policy advisor.

Non-executive directors

Ian Bamford, commercial director, Centre of Industrial Sustainability, University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing.

Martin Bigg, professor of Environmental Technologies Innovation, UWE.

Simon Catford, HR and regulatory director, Viridor.

Eileen Donnelly, head of values and ethics, The Co-operative Ban

Gillian Gibson, managing director, Gibson Consulting & Training.

Colin Lewis, group chief financial officer, 3Si Safety.

Paul Leinster, professor of Environmental Assessment, Cranfield University.

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