Elections for vacancies arising at the end of February 2021 commenced in October with an invitation for members to nominate themselves to stand. This stage completed in November and the Statement of Persons Nominated can be found here.
In two constituencies there was only one candidate nominated and they have therefore been elected to the position unopposed.
Dover: Bernie Mayall, 2nd term. Declaration
Rest of England & Wales: Chris Pink, 1st term Declaration
As the NHS is now at level 4 with respect to the pandemic, with resources focussed on operational matters, the Trust has taken the decision to suspend the current election process until the New Year. Voting will commence on 14 January 2021. Full timetable here and Notice of Poll here.
There are now two vacancies in the Canterbury Constituency following a resignation after the election process commenced, the next placed candidate willing to take office will do so.
The governors elected to all these vacancies will take their place on Council on the 1 March as planned.
Annual Member's Meeting
The meeting took place on Thursday 15 October 2020 in a virtual environment. Presentations were given by The Trust Chair, Stephen Smith, CEO, Susan Acott, Director of Finance and Performance, Phil Cave, and the Deputy Lead Governor, Jane Martin. There was time for questions at the end of the meeting, which was well attended.