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Everything you wanted to know about how the Board of Trustees works - but were afraid to ask...

Latest Posts

  • A Snickers Day
    In the UK, Snickers bars used to be called Marathons and this is what the March Board of Trustees (BOT) meeting turned out to be for some of us.  March is one of the three days when the main boards and Council meet before the BOT so for yours truly and a lot of others the day starts at 1000 and finishes at about 1930 for a much-needed dinner.   read more...
  • Stepping Into Alan's Size 12 Shoes
    A previous Vice President (Alan Watts) started a VP Blog providing some insight into the working's of the Board of Trustees. I've been asked if I will step into his shoes to continue the blog.  It rather reminds me of the pictures you see of small children after getting into the dressing up box tottering around in high heel shoes way too big and since I normally wear a dainty size 5 this might be a good analogy!  If you want to know what happened at the most recent Board of Trustees meeting held in February 2018 then ...   read more...
  • THEY THINK IT’S ALL OVER – FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
    It’s the most famous line of football commentry ever – ‘The crowd is on the pitch, they think it’s all over’. Well the crowd may not have been on the pitch, but last night the membership voted by an overwhelming 92% to implement Governance for the Future. OK, it did go to extra time, but at least there were no penalties. But looks who’s back – but don’t panic, it’s for one night only.     read more...
  • MONTY PYTHON AND THE IET
    Well, after 3 years of being an IET Vice President and also writing this blog, now I finally get to know how the dead parrot felt. Not so much an ex-parrot as an ex Trustee. So now is a good time to reflect on what the Romans (or your Trustees) ever did for us.   read more...
  • Governance for the Future – What Would Freddie Mercury Say?
    Special General Meetings are like buses. You get none for 100 years and then two come along at once. Or at least two in ten years. Because right now you as the members of the IET are being asked to vote. And of course in order to decide, the first thing you will all be asking yourselves is – what would Freddie Mercury have to say?   read more...