LMS Elections

Preliminary slates for the 2021 LMS elections to Council and Nominating Committee are given below. Candidates' biographies will be accessible here as they become available.

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 deadline for receipt of direct nominations is no later than noon on 1 September 2021.

The ballot will open in autumn 2021 and the results will be announced at the LMS Annual General Meeting in November.

Changes to the Standing Orders

The Society received approval from the Privy Council to amend its Standing Orders on 16 December 2020. Under the amended Standing Orders there will be no separate Council post of Member-at-Large (Librarian).

Following the vote of members at the 2 July 2021 Society General meeting, a new Council post of Member-at-Large (Women and Diversity) will be voted upon alongside the other candidates for Members-at-Large. This does not increase the number of Council members.


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 Ulrike Tillmann 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 Niall MacKay 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 are contested in the election. In the event of current Member-at-Large Niall MacKay being elected Publications Secretary (see above) there will five vacancies for two-year terms and one vacancy for a one-year term. The list is alphabetical by surname.

Role Nominee Nominator
Member-at-Large of Council Shabnam Beheshti Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Elaine Crooks Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Andrew Dancer Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Jessica Enright Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Anotida Madzvamuse Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Frank Neumann Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Rachel Newton Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Graham Niblo Nominating Committee
Member-at-Large of Council Brita Nucinkis Nominating Committee


Six Members-at-Large who were elected for two years in 2020 have a year of their terms left to serve; they are: Peter Ashwin, Anne-Christine Davis, Minhyong Kim, Niall MacKay (but nominated for Publications Secretary above), Anne Taormina and Amanda Turner.

In addition, the role of Member at Large (Women and Diversity) will be open for election in 2020. The term of office is two years, to a maximum of six years. The following nomination has been made in accordance with the Society’s By-Laws:

Role Nominee Nominator
Member-at-Large (Women and Diversity) Sara Lombardo 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 Nira Chamberlain Nominating Committee
Nominating Committee Gianne Derks Nominating Committee
Nominating Committee Philip Maini Nominating Committee
Nominating Committee Reidun Twarock Nominating Committee


Tara Brendle has been appointed as the new Nominating Committee Chair, for a three-year term of office. The continuing members of the Nominating Committee are: Chris Budd, Beatrice Pelloni, Mary Rees and Gwyneth Stallard. 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.


2.  Direct Nominations

Direct nominations for either Council or Nominating Committee must be sent to the Executive Secretary of the London Mathematical Society, Caroline Wallace (nominations@lms.ac.uk; De Morgan House, 57-58 Russell Square, London WC1B 4HS), to be received no later than noon on 1 September 2021.

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 Caroline Wallace (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, Society Governance Officer, at nominations@lms.ac.uk.