My Twitter chum, and fellow member of the ICAEW, Elaine Clark is standing for election to the ICAEW Council in the North West.
I wish her all the best, and would ask any members in the North West to sign her nomination papers; as she will be a force for good.
Elaine has correctly called out the absurdity of the ICAEW's regional (and indeed international) council structure that not only prevents members from one region nominating members from another, but also does not have space for a "cyberspace" council member.
I think I'd be better suited to:— CheapAccounting.co.uk expert - Elaine Clark (@cheapaccounting) November 12, 2020
Strategic Interest Group Representatives
Co-opted members for strategic areas/sectorshttps://t.co/RF0vBFF8kJ
Do you think the @icaew should have a:
"Social Media & Online Digital Practice Member"
on their Council? https://t.co/ro0zMcEMG4
In 2007 I noted the following:
"Why does the ICAEW claim to be international, yet council elections are decided on a local basis?
Why does the ICAEW insist on prospective candidates for council needing 10 signatures from the local area, before they are even allowed to stand?Why does the ICAEW need 90, or more, council members?
Operating a Victorian trading association model simply will not do for the 21st century.
Until the ICAEW gets that point it will go nowhere."
In fact in 2007 I tried to stand for council, but couldn't get the nominations because the ICAEW wouldn't tell anyone in Croydon (where I was living at the time) that I was standing.
Therefore please nominate Elaine, as she might actually achieve what I failed to achieve!
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