LMS Elections

Slates for the 2020 LMS elections to Council and Nominating Committee are given below. Candidates' biographies are accessible here. 

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

The ballot will open in autumn 2020 and the results will be announced at the LMS Annual General Meeting in November.

A note on the impact of possible changes to the Standing Orders.

As previously announced, the Society is in the process of seeking approval from the Privy Council to amend its Standing Orders https://www.lms.ac.uk/about/lms-standing-orders-review (as its Royal Charter, Statutes and By-Laws are collectively known). The Society is uncertain, in the current circumstances, when the Privy Council will be able to consider this request.  The Society's Council of Trustees has determined that the election slates below are presented on the assumption that the existing Standing Orders remain in place.

Professor Ulrike Tillman has been approached and agreed to be a candidate for President – see https://www.lms.ac.uk/news-entry/25062020-1347/lms-president-designate-announced. If the existing Standing Orders remain in place there will be a President Designate and LMS members will have an opportunity to vote for a President in November 2021. 

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 Simon Salamon Nominating Committee
General Secretary Robb McDonald 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.  Six two-year terms are contested in the election.  The list is alphabetical by surname.

Role Nominee Nominator
Member-at-Large of Council Peter Ashwin Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Anne-Christine Davis Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Chris Howls Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Minhyong Kim Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Niall MacKay Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Shahn Majid Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Mariya Ptashnyk Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Anne Taormina Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Amanda Turner Nominating Committee

 

Five Members-at-Large who were elected for two years in 2019 have a year of their terms left to serve; they are: Elaine Crooks, Andrew Dancer, Tony Gardiner, Frank Neumann and Brita Nucinkis.

In addition, the role of Member at Large (Librarian) will be open for election in 2020. 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 by surname.

Role Nominee Nominator
Nominating Committee Chris Budd Nominating Committee
Nominating Committee Rachel Camina Nominating Committee
Nominating Committee John Parker Nominating Committee
Nominating Committee Gwyneth Stallard Nominating Committee

 

The continuing members of the Nominating Committee are: Kenneth Falconer (Chair), I. David Abrahams, Beatrice Pelloni, Mary Rees and Elizabeth Winstanley. In addition, Council will appoint a representative to the Committee. 

Further information about the work of the Nominating Committee is available here.  The Committee welcomes input from Society members.