Kevin Glass, the Managing Director of Bitzer UK, has been nominated by the IOR as its next president.
A committee consisting of the current trustees and past presidents considered 15 potential nominees and decided to make a single recommendation to members, saying he "would fulfil the role extremely well and has a long association with the IOR and high standing in the sector.''
IOR members can propose additional candidates at any time up until noon on 1 September 2017. If one or more additional candidates are nominated there will be an election by electronic ballot opening on 1 October 2017. The new president-elect will be appointed on 2 November 2017 and the role is to support existing President Steve Gill until his term of office ends in November 2018.
The IOR is also calling an election to fill two vacancies on its Board of Trustees (Executive Council). Trustees help set the IOR's strategic direction and make key decisions on future activities. Council meetings take place three times a year for a half day each time. Each year, two of the six elected members stand down and two new members are appointed. The closing date for nominations is noon on 1 August 2017.
Nomination packs are available at www.ior.org.uk/trustees