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Notice of Annual General Meeting 2022

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of The British Psychological Society, to which all members are invited, is to be held on Wednesday 27 July 2022 at 17:00.

Date & time:

Wednesday 27 July 2022 at 5pm

Place of meeting:

St. Andrews House, 48 Princess Road East, Leicester, LE1 7DR

Please see the IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT THE CHARTER AND STATUTES below.

Download the Notice of Annual General Meeting 2022


Agenda of the meeting

  1. Welcome from the President

  2. Approval of minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 26 July 2021 and the Special General Meeting held on 17 February 2022

  3. Introductory remarks from the Chief Executive

  4. Election of Honorary Fellows

  5. Election of Honorary Life Members

  6. Declaration of the result of the member ballot for President-Elect.

    Because the Privy Council had not, as at the date of this Notice, approved the proposed new Charter and Statutes, it is proposed that the President-Elect serve initially for one year (until the Annual General Meeting in 2023), and that, subject to Privy Council approval of the proposed new Charter and Statutes, the term of office will be extended to two years (until the Annual General Meeting in 2024), in accordance with the proposed new Charter and Statutes.

  7. Declaration of the result of the member ballot for Elected Trustee 

    This is a new Trustee role under the proposed new Charter and Statutes, therefore the role will not legally exist unless and until the Privy Council approve the proposed new Charter and Statutes.  Because the Privy Council had not, as at the date of this Notice, approved the proposed new Charter and Statutes, it is proposed that the successful candidate will take up office as an Elected Trustee as and when the proposed new Charter and Statutes are approved by the Privy Council.

  8. Confirmation of the result of the election of Chair of Senate

    Chair of Senate is a new Trustee role under the proposed new Charter and Statutes, therefore this Trustee role will not legally exist unless and until the Privy Council approve the proposed new Charter and Statutes. Because the Privy Council had not, as at the date of this Notice, approved the proposed new Charter and Statutes, it is proposed that the successful candidate for Chair of Senate will take up office as an ex officio Trustee as and when the proposed new Charter and Statutes are approved by the Privy Council.

  9. (a) To receive the Trustees' Annual Report and Consolidated Financial Statements and Independent Auditor’s report for the year ended 31st December 2021*

    (b) To re-appoint Mazars as auditor of the society.

  10. Responses to questions from members.

  11. The incoming President’s closing remarks.

Note:

A vote will be taken at the meeting in respect of Agenda item 9(b). 

*The Trustees Annual Report and Consolidated financial Statements and Independent Auditor’s report for the year ended 31st December 2021 will be published on the society’s website.

Ask Questions:

If you would like to ask a question of the Board you must send questions to the Board in advance of the AGM to: [email protected] All questions must be received by 15 July 2022. Questions received after 15 July 2022 will be responded to in writing after the AGM.

Important notes about the charter and statutes

a) Under the Society’s Charter and Statutes, as in force at the date of this Notice, the Annual General Meeting must be held as an in-person meeting.  This means for example that members who are unable to attend in person cannot count towards the quorum and cannot speak or vote at the meeting. 

b) Trustees intend to provide a live broadcast of the Annual General Meeting, for members who are unable to attend in person.

c) Members who are unable to attend in person will be able to submit written questions in advance, and these will be answered at the meeting if received in time, or answered in writing following the meeting if not received in time.  Please see the information above.

d) Under the proposed new Charter and Statutes, the Trustees may decide that General Meetings (including Annual General Meetings) may be held wholly or partly by such suitable electronic means as the Trustees shall specify. 

e) Members voted to approve the new Charter and Statutes in early 2022.  To become legally binding, the new Charter and Statutes must be approved by the Privy Council.  At the time of issuing this Notice, the Privy Council has not yet approved the new Charter and Statutes. 

f) If the Privy Council approves the new Charter and Statutes before the date of the Annual General Meeting, the Trustees propose to hold the Annual General Meeting partly by electronic means.  This will enable members to attend and speak at the meeting by electronic means.  The Society will notify members how to access the Annual General Meeting electronically. 

By order of the board

Christina Buxton

Honorary General Secretary

4 May 2022

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