ICE Corporate Members have less than one week left to vote in the ballot to decide the future governance arrangements for the Institution.
Corporate members are being asked to vote on bylaw changes that would move governance from the 44-strong Council to a 12-strong board of Trustees. The move is in line with advice on the principles and recommended practice for good governance as set out in the Charity Governance Code for larger charities. The ICE hopes the move will free up Council members’ time to discuss and debate the bigger issues affecting the profession.
ICE Council has already unanimously approved the change and it met again earlier this week to reaffirm its position.
Speaking after the meeting, Council member and Aecom technical director Karen Britton told why she supported the change and urged all members to vote, but particularly newer members for whom she hopes the Institution will play a long-term role.
“A nimble and dynamic governance structure is more important than ever as we seek to execute the ambitious strategy to position the ICE at the heart of society’s built environment challenges,” she said.
“It is right that newly qualified ICE Members and those in their career prime not only engage in the debate but also vote to take ownership of their Institution in ensuring it is future fit.”
To help explain the full reasoning behind the change, ICE vice president Ed McCann has taken part in a Q&A webinar that is now available to view online. To watch it, go to https://ice.org.uk/news-and-insight/latest-ice-news/council-ballot-qa-webinar-now-available.
And to access prepared answers to some Frequently Asked Questions, go to https://ice.org.uk/news-and-insight/latest-ice-news/ballot-governance-structure.
The ballot closes on 10 July and the results will be announced at the ICE’s AGM on 17 July.