LMS Elections

Preliminary slates for the 2019 LMS elections to Council and Nominating Committee are given below. 

Candidates' biographies can be accessed here.

A forum to discuss the elections is available at http://discussions.lms.ac.uk/lmselections/.

As in previous years, members are invited to make direct nominations for both Council and Nominating Committee; details of how to do this are below.

The ballot will open in autumn 2019 and the results will be announced at the LMS Annual General Meeting in November.


1. Election slates for LMS Council and Nominating Committee

1.1 Council: Officers

The following nominations for Officers of Council have been made by the Nominating Committee in accordance with the Society's By-Laws.

Role Nominee Nominator
President Jon Keating Nominating Committee
Vice-President Iain Gordon Nominating Committee
Vice-President Catherine Hobbs Nominating Committee
Treasurer Robert Curtis Nominating Committee
General Secretary Stephen Huggett Nominating Committee
Publications Secretary John Hunton Nominating Committee
Programme Secretary Chris Parker Nominating Committee
Education Secretary Kevin Houston Nominating Committee


1.2 Council: Members-at-Large

The following nominations for Members-at-Large of Council have been made by the Nominating Committee in accordance with the Society's By-Laws.  Five two-year terms and one one-year term are contested in the election.  The list is alphabetical.

Role Nominee Nominator
Member-at-Large of Council Elaine Crooks Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Andrew Dancer Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Tony Gardiner Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Anotida Madzvamuse Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Brita Nucinkis Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Richard Pinch Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Marika Taylor Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Alina Vdovina Nomintating Committee


Five Members-at-Large who were elected for two years in 2018 have a year of their terms left to serve; they are: Alexandre Borovik, Tara Brendle, David E Evans, Mariya Ptashnyk and Anne Taormina.

In addition, the role of Member at Large (Librarian) will be open for election in 2019. The term of office is one year, to a maximum of ten years. The following nomination has been made in accordance with the Society’s By-Laws:

Role Nominee Nominator
Member-at-Large (Librarian) Mark McCartney Nominating Committee


1.3 Nominating Committee

The following nominations for the Nominating Committee have been made by the Nominating Committee in accordance with the Society's By-Laws.

There are two vacancies, both for three-year terms.

The list is alphabetical.

Role Nominee Nominator
Nominating C'ttee Shahn Majid Nominating Committee
Nominating C'ttee Beatrice Pelloni Nominating Committee
Nominating C'ttee Mary Rees Nominating Committee
Nominating C'ttee Colin Sparrow Nominating Committee


The continuing members of the Nominating Committee are: Kenneth Falconer (Chair), I. David Abrahams, Martin Mathieu, H. Dugald Macpherson and Elizabeth Winstanley. In addition, Council will appoint a representative to the Committee. 

Further information about the work of the nominating committee is available.  The committee welcomes input from Society members.


2.  Direct Nominations

Direct nominations for either Council or Nominating Committee must be sent to the Executive Secretary of the London Mathematical Society, Fiona Nixon (nominations@lms.ac.uk; De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London WC1B 4HS), to be received no later than noon on 1 September 2019.

Direct nominations must include:

  • The name of the nominee
  • The role for which the nominee is nominated.
  • The nominee’s acceptance of the nomination.
  • Three seconders, with a statement from each confirming that they are willing to act as a seconder.
  • A nominator.

The nominee, proposer and all seconders must be members of the LMS in good standing. The LMS By-Laws also specify that, at the time of their service, members of Council must be resident in the UK.

A form for making direct nominations is also available. Members should note that this form is for convenience only and there is no obligation to use this.

Nomination form for Council

Nomination form for Nominating Committee

Such nominations must bear the signatures of the nominator and three seconders and of the nominee. Please send the completed form(s) to Fiona Nixon (nominations@lms.ac.uk).

All nominated candidates will be asked to provide standard biographical information which will be distributed to the voters. Candidates will also be encouraged to make a 200 word personal statement to be submitted with their biography.

If you would like further assistance with making a direct nomination, please contact James Taylor at nominations@lms.ac.uk.