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News article created on 18 December 2015

Council election results announced

We've announced the results of the voting to elect new representatives to our Council

Each elected candidate will take up their voluntary post for four years starting in March 2016.

The elected Council representatives are as follows:

Private boating 
Phil Prettyman
Stella Ridgway
Andrew Phasey
Vaughan Welch

Business boating
Nigel Hamilton
Andrew Tidy

Ian McCarthy

John Ellis

Full results of the election are available here

A further place on Council has been announced, with Nicola Benjamin co-opted by the Trust’s Appointments Committee to represent the charity’s Friends (those who give a regular monthly donation). Nicola will initially serve for a two-year period.  We expect to run a by-election for a Friend representative in the autumn of 2017. 

Allan Leighton, chair of the Canal & River Trust, said: “I would like to thank all those who put themselves forward for election, and all those who voted for them. The Council plays an important part in the governance of the Trust and brings new voices, ideas and perspectives to our work. I very much look forward to working with the new representatives when they join us in March.”

The Council is made up of up to 40 nominated, co-opted or elected members as well as the Chairs of 11 regional waterway partnerships. Together they reflect the wide appeal of the waterways – from boating and angling through to walking and conservation. The Council is responsible for the appointment of Trustees, helps to shape policies and provides guidance and perspective to Trustees.

Partnership Chairs are ex officio members of Council during their terms as Chairs of their Partnerships. The current nominated members of Council all finish their terms of office in March. The nominating organisations will be invited nominate their representatives on the new Council before the March meeting.