Preliminary notice of the 2019 Annual General Meeting and Call for nominations for the Board and Advisory Council

The Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Institute will be held at 09:30am on Tuesday 15 October at City Chambers, High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1YJ and all members are invited to join us. This will be followed by a CPD workshop What’s going wrong with desk-based assessments?. A confirmed programme of the day will be announced soon.

Call for nominations for the Board of Directors and Advisory Council members

Accredited members of CIfA are invited to stand for election to the Board of Directors or Advisory Council.

  • Board of Directors - there are three vacancies for the Board of Directors including the position of Honorary Treasurer.
  • Advisory Council - there are vacancies for nine elected members of the Advisory Council.

Interested in getting involved?

Volunteering with CIfA offers a unique opportunity to help develop your professional institute. We would like to encourage accredited members to get involved by putting yourself forward to support the governance and development of the Institute. Volunteering also provides a variety of CPD benefits, not only from being part of these discussions but also through networking with colleagues and benefiting from sharing advice and experiences.

You can find out more about what is discussed at Advisory Council and Board meetings by looking at the meeting minutes published on the website

Candidate forms must arrive at the CIfA office by Friday 6 September 2019. Accredited members will be invited to vote for candidates in a ballot if the number of candidates exceeds the number of vacancies. Ballot papers, accompanied by information and an election statement of the candidates, will be distributed to members and the ballot will run from 18 September to 4 October 2019 inclusive.

We are keen to ensure that the members of the Board and Advisory Council cover a wide range of skills and experience from all areas of the profession and would encourage members to consider what they can contribute. More information about the nomination process (including nomination forms), guidance about what is involved in being part of the governance of CIfA is available on the website at

Any member thinking of standing is invited to have an informal discussion with the Hon Chair by contacting alex.llewellyn [at]