AGM and election 2019

AGM and election 2019

The RPS Annual General meeting took place at RPS House in Bristol on Saturday 28th September.

The meeting dealt with normal AGM business, a number of resolutions, and the announcement of the results of the 2019 Council elections.

View the agenda by clicking here

The new Council

Dr Del Barrett ARPS took up the position of President and will serve until 2021.

The following Members were elected and took up their positions as Council Members and Trustees of the RPS at the end of the meeting:

Alan Hodgson ASIS FRPS was elected as President Elect. He will serve in this role for two years and then become President in 2021 for two years. John Miskelly was elected as Treasurer and will serve until 2023.

Janet Haines ARPS, Carol McNiven Young FRPS, Andy Golding ASICI FRPS, and Simon Hill FRPS were elected as Ordinary members of Council. Janet and Carol will serve until 2023 and Andy and Simon will serve until 2021. All may stand for election again.

Learn more about the new Council members. (Will be updated soon)

Click here for full results of the member ballot.

The new Council bring a wealth of experience and they are excited to embark upon working together to guide the RPS forwards. They are also able to co-opt a further three members to their body and will give a lot of thought as to how they can broaden the diversity of Council to ensure a strong sense of both the inner workings of the RPS and the external environment within which the RPS operates, which is so important if the organisation is to realise its full potential.

Elections review

In response to feedback and complaints during the elections, Council have agreed to commission an immediate independent external review of the elections process from our retained lawyers.

The results and recommendations of this review will be made public.

Elections feedback

In the meantime, we would like to gather as much feedback about the elections as we can, so we have set up a simple online feedback form. We would like feedback from RPS Members and from others outside the RPS, so please share this link widely. Please click here to give us your feedback.


Ten resolutions were passed at the AGM.

All the resolutions passed except Resolution 4a, the result of this means the maximum number of Honorary Fellowships that may be awarded in a year will be 11, and 12 in an election year.

Details of all resolutions may be found here

Summary of voting upon resolutions

Detailed voting report


This year, for the first time, the process for the Council elections, and for appointing a proxy to vote on resolutions at the AGM was carried out online, enabling a quicker, cost effective and more secure process.

Although paper-based voting was also offered, less than 30 of over 11,000 members requested paper-based voting. Over 800 people took part online and of these only 7 people raised support tickets.

We are very pleased with the way the online platform worked and would like to thank the team at Mi-Voice for their support.

If you have any questions or comments about the AGM and elections, please email