19 Aug 2013
Dr Jack Melling commenced the 132nd SCI AGM programme on 3 July 2013 by presenting the Lampitt Medal to Dr David Evans and Distinguished Service Awards to Tim White, Prof David Reid, David Beckman and Dr Bernard West (the latter three in absentia).
The 2013 Seligman Fellow, Matteo Bosi followed, and presented his food engineering research, at Reading University, and experiences during his Fellowship.
The AGM noted the unopposed election of: Chairman, Board of Trustees - Jack Melling along with Members of: Finance and Investments Advisory Committee - Cigang Xu, Membership Affairs Committee - Alan Baylis, Colin Borg, Lee Dingwall, John Farmer, Peter Griffiths, Jeffrey Powell and Tiffany Wood and Publications Advisory Committee - Natalie Fey and Herman Potgieter.
The chair announced the results of the BoT election and the names of co-opted Trustees (see Organisational Structure below). The candidate profiles were in the AGM Pack.
The chair described member-support developments including the Membership Directory and Belgrave Square refurbishment. The chair of PAC outlined the continued success of the journals portfolio and the digital developments regarding C&I. The AGM approved the 2012 Trustees' Report and financial statements*.
RSM Tenon were re-appointed as auditors until the conclusion of the 2014 AGM. The Hon Treasurer congratulated SCI on achieving an operational surplus in 2012, the first time since 2007.
Membership subscriptions for 2014 were confirmed at the same rate as 2013. Dr Len Copping outlined the role and current activities of MAC including membership recruitment and retention, group hub development, marketing SCI and income generation.
Subject to Privy Council consent, the AGM approved the proposed changes to the by-laws. The Executive Director highlighted key achievements during 2012, as outlined in the Annual Review (link below). Hon President, Paul Booth gave the Summer Lecture on Chemistry Growth Strategy, explaining the strategic priorities to enable the chemistry-using industries to increase their gross value added contribution to the UK economy by 50% to £300bn by 2030.
In total, 90 members attended the day plus 25 guests for the evening lecture and reception. Feedback has been very positive. Please note the 133rd AGM is on 2 July 2014.
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