Council and Nominating Committee elections and Standing Orders Revisions: results announced at Annual General Meeting

LMS Elections 2019

The results of the 2019 LMS Elections to Council and Nominating Committee were announced at the LMS Annual General Meeting on 29 November 2019 and are listed below. Also listed are the results of the ballot to amend the Society's Royal Charter, Statutes and By-Laws - known collectively as the Standing Orders.



President: Jon Keating

Vice-Presidents: Iain Gordon and Catherine Hobbs

General Secretary: Stephen Huggett

Treasurer: Robert Curtis

Publications Secretary: John Hunton

Programme Secretary: Chris Parker

Education Secretary: Kevin Houston


Member-at-Large, Librarian (1-year term):

Mark McCartney


Members-at-Large (2-year terms), in alphabetical order:

Elaine Crooks

Andrew Dancer

Tony Gardiner

Frank Neumann

Brita Nucinkis

Member-at-Large (1-year term):

Richard Pinch

The continuing members of Council are: Alexandre Borovik, Tara Brendle, David E Evans, Mariya Ptashnyk and Anne Taormina.


Nominating Committee (3-year terms), in alphabetical order:

Beatrice Pelloni

Mary Rees


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



Standing Orders Revisions

The results of the Members' vote on the changes to the Society's Standing Orders were also announced at the Annual General Meeting. Two thirds of those Members voting needed to be in favour for the resolutions to be carried. All three resolutions were carried by those Members who voted:

Resolution 1 - to amend the Royal Charter: For 399, Against 12

Resolution 2 - to amend the Statutes: For 401, Against 12

Resolution 3 - to amend the By-Laws: For 403, Against 12

The changes approved by the LMS Membership will now be put to the Privy Council, for formal approval. It is hoped that the revised Standing Orders will be in force early in 2020. Many thanks to all those Members who voted.