Annual General Meeting

The HBA Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 24th March 2018, at the De Vere Beaumont Estate Hotel, Burfield Road, Old Windsor, SL4 2JJ, during our National Conference.

Representatives of all members are welcome (and encouraged) to attend the meeting, even if not attending the conference. There is no charge to attend the AGM and the subsequent informal meeting. If no-one from your station is able to attend the meeting, you are encouraged to appoint a proxy – which can be the meeting’s chairman – to  vote on your station’s behalf.

Trustee Elections

The Trustee Board currently consists of:

Chairman: Grant McNaughton

Elected Trustees:

  1. Nigel Dallard (Board Secretary)
  2. Darran Huish
  3. Graham Medhurst (Vice Chair)
  4. Ian Pinnell
  5. (1 x vacancy)

Appointed Trustees:

  1. Mike Sarre (Treasurer)
  2. (2 x vacancies)

The roles within the Trustee Board of Vice Chair, Board Secretary, and Treasurer are appointed by the Trustees from within the Elected Trustees, or by the recruitment of Appointed Trustees. The latter positions are to allow the Trustees to appoint people with specific skills and/or knowledge that will benefit the governance of the Association, from inside or outside the hospital broadcasting community.

At this AGM, Graham Medhurst’s term of office expires. The vacant Elected Trustee position is also automatically subject to election.

Nominations for these Trustee positions are now invited. The nomination form is available below and, on request, from the Secretary. Nominations must be received by Saturday 24th February 2018.

Graham has indicated that he intends to seek re-election. This leaves one Elected Trustee position subject to election unopposed by an existing Trustee, and nominations are particularly sought from candidates who feel that they will bring new skills, knowledge or perspective to the Trustee Board.

The Trustee positions carry the responsibilities of both Company Director and Charity Trustee, and all nominees must be a “fit and proper” person for appointment as both.

Detailed role descriptions are available below. If you would like more information about what the role entails, please contact me or any of my fellow Trustees without obligation.

Please note, Trustee Board meetings are currently usually held in Central London on the third Saturday of January, March, July and September, starting at 11am. There are also two meetings, in May and November, when all HBA volunteers come together in Derby.

Members' Motions

If you wish to put forward a motion for consideration at the AGM, please forward it, signed by a representative of two member stations, to the Secretary by Saturday 24th February 2018.

Formal Notice of Meeting

The formal notice of meeting, along with the agenda, the nominations for election, an Appointed Representative/Proxy nomination card, and the Trustees' Annual Report and Accounts will be appended to this page, and sent to all member stations around three weeks before the meeting.

Informal Meeting

The AGM will be followed by an informal meeting, including a question and answer session.