Election of board members

Composition

The MACE Board of Directors is composed as follows:

  • Chairperson, Deputy Chairperson, and Secretary/Treasurer (ExCo)
  • Excellence Awards Co-ordinator (co-opted member)
  • Six Regional Chairpersons. The Regional Chairpersons are elected at regional level for a period of 1 term (2 years).
  • A representative from the Annual Congress host institution who is co-opted onto the Board for only the year of hosting the Congress. This representative has no voting rights on the Board for that particular year.

Nomination of board members

Board members are elected from paid-up member institutions.

Board members serve a two-year period.

The National Chairperson and National Deputy Chairperson are elected by the Board at the first Board meeting of the new board, and could therefore be anyone on the Board, except co-opted members.

When new Board members are to be elected, nominations must be submitted before the AGM. During the AGM, the current Chairperson will present the nominations. Should more than two candidates be nominated, a vote by closed ballot will follow.  The voting process will be done by the institutional representative;  this entails one vote per fully paid member institution.

A member is eligible to be nominated to serve on the Board if, and only if, their institution is a fully paid-up member of MACE.

By accepting the nomination, the nominee undertakes to obtain the approval of their applicable line manager (Director/ Executive Director /Senior Director). This procedure is necessary as there are certain resource implications on the institution and the incumbent which may include, but is not limited to:

  • Attending four board meetings and other ad hoc meetings at the cost of the institution, including transport and accommodation.
  • Telephone calls to follow up with members.
  • Internet, email usage, and phone calls at your own or institutional cost.

MACE, as a volunteer organisation, is unable to reimburse any of the above-mentioned expenses.