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Board of Trustees update: Sept 2012

Jack Melling

27 Sept 2012

At the Board planning day on 19 September, we discussed our strategic direction and the Executive Director will now draft the revised strategic objectives and the 2013-15 business plan for review by the Board and consultation with SCI members.

The Board reconfirmed SCI's purpose as an inclusive multi-disciplinary forum connecting scientists and business people to advance the commercial application of chemistry and related sciences to resolve societal challenges in areas such as food and bio-renewables, water, waste and environment, energy, materials and manufacturing and health and wellbeing.

To achieve our purpose, it is vital that SCI attracts and retains a mix of members from academia, representing chemistry and related sciences and business people from the breadth of the chemistry-using industries. We also need members at all stages in their careers. We thrive by encouraging an active, well engaged membership community at our core but we must also continue to reach out to a much wider audience through our conferences, publications, awards and e-communications.

Members' Forum - 28 Nov
The SCI Members' Forum takes place on 28 November at SCI HQ, Belgrave Square. This is an event designed for you to contribute your ideas on what SCI should be doing to support our members and achieve our aims. Trustees would particularly welcome your views on how we can improve the diversity of the board and standing committees, broaden our mix of skills and experience and ensure good succession planning and we will pose this question at the forum.

Please come along to meet other members and to share your views on a range of topics via the breakout sessions. Further information on the Forum will be communicated soon but please note the date and help us to ensure that SCI remains a vibrant, relevant society meeting the needs of members and adding value to society.

Dr Jack Melling
Chairman of the Board of Trustees

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