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IHBC General Meeting

26 March 2021, 1PM
followed by the IHBC's first new 'Council' meeting

The IHBC will hold a General Meeting at 1 PM on 26 March 2021 to pass a Special Resolution to the new Articles that clarifies the institute's capacity to hold entirely 'virtual' General Meetings. It will include an opportunity to update members on new arrangements under way following the AGM in December 2020.

Following the conclusion of the meeting the IHBC will open the first Council meeting under our new constitution.

Both events are FREE.


  • The General Meeting and Council are open to IHBC members in ANY membership category. See more from the IHBC NewsBlogs HERE
  • Voting at the General Meeting is open ONLY to Full, Associate and Retired IHBC members, not to Affiliates
  • The Special Resolution to the General Meeting states that:
    • The Articles of Association shall be altered so as to take the form of the Articles of Association attached to this resolution, are in substitution for, and the exclusion of, any Articles of Association of the company previously registered with the Registrar of Companies.
    • See the revised Articles of Association attached to this resolution, with amendments indicated at 11.4-11.6 and 12.8-12.10, HERE

Voting before the General Meeting: Proxy voting

Only IHBC Full, Associate and Retired members have the right to vote at the General Meeting.

Voting members are encouraged to vote by proxy, whether or not attending the General Meeting or Council. This helps the institute manage resources needed for the timely counting of votes while delivering the programme, and also avoids any unforeseen technical problems on the day.

There are two options for voting by proxy:

  • To appoint the meeting chair (IHBC Chair David McDonald) as your proxy for the 2021 AGM votes, go to the ONLINE SHORT PROXY to register your vote
  • To register your vote by proxy with a voting Member of the IHBC, including the meeting chair, please download the LONG PROXY FORM and submit it to the IHBC as directed.

General Meeting: Voting and Programme

Voting members may otherwise vote during the meeting using the virtual platform's polling and linked functions as directed on the day.

The meeting will include updates from the IHBC Chair, David McDonald, and other officers, on current issues for the institute such as:

  • Plans for progress under our new constitution, including future AGMS, Byelaws, chartering and Board developments
  • The Conservation, Places and People All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG), with the IHBC as its Secretariat
  • COVID-19 impacts and plans, financial and otherwise
  • The IHBC's 2021 Brighton School (17-18 June, and after) and the new CPD-led Day School MarketPlace (18 June)
  • Partnerships updates
There will be an open opportunity to answer questions.

Following the General Meeting the IHBC will host its first 'Council' meeting under the new constitution. This is also open to members of any category, with details currently under preparation.

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