At the Association’s Annual General Meeting on 24 October Mr Martin Cooper of Hallam Polymer Engineering Ltd was re-appointed as Chairman for one year. In addition the following were re-elected to the Board to represent the Full Members
Dr A Celik – Rosehill Polymers Ltd
Mr J Haywood – Clwyd Compounders Ltd
Mr P Watts – TRP Polymer Solutions Ltd
The Chairman noted that, with just four members, the Board is at the limit of being able to function properly. Meetings are only quorate if all four members are present, which imposes constraints on its ability to act within the statutes if any member is absent. There is an urgent need to bring fresh blood onto the Board. He urged members to consider nominating a representative. The role is not onerous: attending two half-day meetings a year and dealing with strategic matters, including setting budgets and approving the annual report and accounts, in between. New members can be appointed between AGMs under the provision permitting the Board to co-opt up to two members. So please think about it!