Ukie Board Elections 2016

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Voting for the Ukie Board opens 31 August 2016 and close at 5pm 15 September 2016.

The main contact for your company (as a member) receives an email with log in details for the UK Engage website where votes will be cast.

Please see this year's 13 election candidates 

Contact Sam if you have not received your voting email or have a question

Ukie Board elections happen every year in the run up to our AGM in September. All fully paid up Ukie Full and fee-paying Partner members will be asked to elect a number of non-executive board directors according to the Ukie constitution. Please see the rules below on who can run and who can vote, but we like to encourage as many people to throw their hat in the ring as possible to make it as diverse as we can.

It is a chance to steer the strategic direction of Ukie, to do the best job possible for the games sector, and to meet and get to know some great fellow Board members. It is a fantastic way to develop your skills and it is fun. The Board meets every six weeks and people are free to Skype in if they cannot make it.

We would like to thank, on behalf of the whole membership, the current Board and express our sincere gratitude for their support and service.

The Ukie board of directors currently numbers 23 people. Board members are elected for a two-year period although they may choose to re-stand for election at the end of their term.

The role and responsibilities of the Board

The Board is responsible for being the guardian of members’ interests.

The main duties and tasks for the board are:

  • Appointing the Ukie CEO
  • Approving the annual report and accounts
  • Electing the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Honorary Treasurer
  • Recommending to the AGM an appropriate auditor to be appointed
  • Determining the criteria for membership
  • Maintaining control over internal systems and delegated authorities
  • Approving the annual operating plans and budget including subscription levels
  • Being responsible for the financial position of the association
  • Establishing of the market position of the association and possible restructuring arising from any review of the same
  • Being responsible for the governance arrangements of the association
  • Agreeing the strategy of the association
  • Setting the policy priorities of the association
  • Being responsible for the framework for managing risks

Election rules

  • Only fully paid up Ukie Full Members can be elected to the Ukie Board 
  • Nomination for the Ukie board opens on 8 August 2016 and closes at 5pm on 27 August 2016. Nomination can only be made by completing the official nomination form
  • All paid-up Full and fee-paying Partners can vote for election to the Board (one company, one vote)
  • There is only one vote per member company. Only one candidate per member company can stand for election
  • There are 7 spaces to be filled this year. We strongly encourage you to exercise your voting power to vote for the 7 people you want to see fill those spaces 
  • Members cannot vote for individuals in their own company or Affiliate (studios owned by a member Publisher) company
  • Nominees with the most votes are duly elected to the board until the board reaches its stated capacity​ and results are announced at the AGM