Official notices

Special Meeting called by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers on 21 May 2018

Chief Executive

A number legal and constitutional challenges were received from members attending the meeting concerning the notice, polling papers, communication and grounds on which the meeting was called.

The Chair decided to continue the meeting so the discussions concerning the motions could be heard and recorded  for the benefit of the membership; but the vote would be 'non binding' or informal until such time as the validity of above challenges were properly determined.

The non-binding or informal results were as follows:

Motion 1 – Tabled by the Trustee Board

This meeting has confidence in the elected Trustees and the Executive of the Institution to ensure that the IMechE complies with its statutory responsibilities and will work continuously to uphold the values and governance of the Institution.

 

Votes made in person

Votes by Proxy

Total

Votes For

49 (18.3%)

3,860 (53.4%)

3,909 (52.2%)

Votes Against

219 (81.7%)

3,362 (46.6%)

3,581 (47.8%)


Motion 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 – Tabl
ed pursuant to the requisition submitted to the Institution, in accordance with the By-laws, on 29 March 2018

Motion 2

This meeting considers that governance of the Institution by the Trustee Board has failed, that the Trustees have not fully understood the financial state of affairs and, as a consequence, have not been able to discharge their responsibilities.

 

 

Votes made in person
Votes by Proxy Total
Votes For 189 (71.6%) 3,592 (49.7%) 3,781 (50.5%)

Votes Against

75 (28.4%) 3,629 (50.3%) 3,704 (49.5%)


Motion 3

This meeting calls for a full, independent financial review of the Institution’s operations.

 

 

Votes made in person Votes by Proxy Total
Votes For 262 (93.9%) 4,658 (64.5%) 4,920 (65.6%)
Votes Against 17 (6.1%) 2,565 (35.5%) 2,582 (34.4%)

Motion 4

This meeting has no confidence in the current Chief Executive to manage the affairs of our Institution and the operation of the trading subsidiaries.

 

Votes made in person

Votes by Proxy

Total

Votes For

234 (18%)

3,402 (47.1%)

3,636 (48.5%)

Votes Against

39 (82%)

3,820 (52.9%)

3,859 (51.5%)

Motion 5

This meeting has no confidence in the current President-Elect in discharging his senior roles and responsibilities as a Trustee.

 

Votes made in person Votes by Proxy Total
Votes For 201 (75.3%) 3,248 (45%) 3,449 (46.1%)
Votes Against 66 (24.7%) 3,973 (55%) 4,039 (53.9%)

Motion 6

This meeting has no confidence in the current Honorary Treasurer in discharging his senior roles and responsibilities as a Trustee.

 

Votes made in person

Votes by Proxy

Total

Votes For

186 (70.2%)

3,362 (46.6%)

3,548 (47.4%)

Votes Against

79 (29.8%)

3,859 (53.4%)

3,938 (52.6%)

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