Membership of the Assembly
The Assembly will meet up to three times per year at the Headquarters of the Association and the members will comprise:
• The 3 Chairs of the Association (past Chair, Chair and Chair-elect), changing roles on 1 August each year. The Chair elect is elected by a ballot of the membership. The Chair and past Chair automatically assume their roles on completion of the previous year’s role.
• 12 members elected by the membership of the Association by national ballot, 6 nominated by regions and 6 nominated by the membership, each to serve for a period of 3 years (renewable once), one third to retire each year
• six trustees of the Association (in addition to the already counted Chair of the Association)
• Up to a maximum of 9 co-options to include representation from special interest groups and standing committees of the Association, to ensure that relevant interests and expertise are covered. Co-opted Assembly members will remain in place for one calendar year at a time with an option to be renewed for a total of up to three years. The right to co-opt to is to be exercised by the three Chairs following a skills audit of the assembly to take place each year. Co-optees have full voting rights as members of the assembly.