A Message From the President
New strategic initiatives: proposed Charter & byelaw changes
As I mentioned in my President report in April this year, the international Council has developed two separate strategies to enable your Institute to take full advantage of the worldwide focus on good governance. The Council has now resolved to seek your approval to these two strategic initiatives that will position the Institute to evolve and grow sustainably by enhancing its reputation and reach.
The first initiative is the introduction of an intermediate grade of membership that will not be Chartered but will allow successful students to call themselves Affiliated Members. This will attract the many potential students who for various reasons do not wish to complete the full suite of Chartered examinations but do wish to benefit from membership of the professional body that will represent them best.
The second initiative is a new designation to be called Chartered Governance Professional that will rank alongside Chartered Secretary and will provide a home to a wide range of individuals that have a role in delivering good governance but do not necessarily act or see themselves as company secretaries.
A meeting of members will be held in London on 4 October 2017 to seek your approval of the Affiliated Member proposal and the Chartered Governance Professional proposal.
A formal Notice of Meeting will be distributed in early August. It will contain the full detail of the changes to the Charter & byelaws. In the meantime, you can click here to read more about these initiatives on the Institute website.
I urge you to consider this information carefully and to engage further with your Division. The future is in your hands and your Council recommends to you that you vote in favour of these important initiatives.
David Venus FCIS