Get involved in the RSS – nominations for Council

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The Royal Statistical Society is looking for new Council members to serve from 1 January 2014. 
Council members play an intrinsic role in the society; they are its trustees and are responsible for governing the society and its finances. The role’s tenureship is normally four years.
At the end of the 2013 session, five Ordinary Members will retire from Council:
Bill Browne
Tim Davis
Jennifer Freeman
Gillian Lancaster
Adele Marshall
One ad hoc vacancy filled by Richard Laux, will also be available.
We would very much value your suggestions of people who would make effective Council members. The RSS needs trustees who are committed to the Society, help to develop the strategy, and make sure the Society is acting prudently with its resources. We look for people who will offer constructive opinions and are willing to take on the responsibility of oversight of a charity. We also look for those willing to make the time commitment and get involved, be financially responsible and committed to the public understanding of statistics.
Council meets five times a year for three hours in London and Council members generally take on another role, such as a Council representative on a section, which can mean a few more committee meetings a year, in person or by teleconference.
Suggestions should ideally be accompanied by a short account of ways in which the individual might contribute to Council and the society together with information about their areas of work/expertise and their contact details.
In addition, we would be particularly pleased to receive suggestions of fellows who might increase representation in the following areas:
  • those employed in the private sector;
  • locations outside of London;
  • fellows working in or with the media, with fundraising experience, and with strong external networks
Send your suggestions to Sarah Simpson in the executive director’s office by 1 March.  At its meeting in May, Council will nominate eight candidates to participate in the ballot for six new members of Council for the 2014 session. After this there will be an opportunity for any four fellows to formally nominate a fellow for election.  More information on how to do this will be communicated in due course.
For more information, please  see the web page on Council membership and what it does.

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