The counting of the votes cast in the 2019 election for the Dons Trust Board has taken place. The number of votes cast for each candidate is as follows:
Graham Stacey 493
Tim Hillyer 547
Mark Davis 670
Dennis Lowndes 455
Edward Leek 590
Jane Lonsdale 736
Mark Sturges 306
Anne Williams 470
The two-year terms of five Dons Trust Board members end this year. However, Rob Crane, a continuing member, has resigned from the Dons Trust Board with immediate effect, approximately midway through his two-year term. A few years ago, when another Dons Trust Board member resigned midway through their term, the vacancy was filled by the candidate next in the poll after the members elected for the full two years. The Election Steering Group has decided to follow this precedent.
Therefore, the following candidates are elected for a two-year term:
The following candidate is elected for a one-year term:
The result will be formally announced at the Special General Meeting on Monday 9 December. Subject to the proposed resolution being passed by members, the candidates will take up office then, rather than at the Annual General Meeting. The resolution confirms that the current Board members – retiring and continuing – retain responsibility for the accounts to be presented at the Annual General Meeting.
Chair, Election Steering Group