The ICAEW is clueless, not my words this time but Dennis Howlett's.
Maybe Dennis was thinking about handling of the recent ICAEW Council nominations.
In November the ICAEW wrote to all members, informing them that Croydon had no representation from members "not in practice".
"Election to the vacancy will therefore be 'assured' for a member not in practice provided one or more such candidates come forward..."
Election procedure 18 states:
"To redress the under-representation on Council of members not in practice and, in particular, of members in business, the Council has agreed that, for the years 1995-2007 inclusive, it will 'assure' one seat per constituency for a member not in practice..."
Well, I am not in practice, and I am in business. I offered to stand, and advised the ICAEW as such; but noted that although I know many ICAEW members nationally who would sign my nomination, I knew no one in Croydon.
Despite this, they refused to notify members of my wish to stand.
Given that they could not have possibly known, before nominations were in, as to whether there would have been a non practising member standing, and given that they were asking for non practising members to stand, I wonder why they did not help me inform the members of my wish to stand?
Or maybe I don't:)
The ICAEW Bunker is welcome to comment.