ELECTIONS

Business Committee Elections

THE RESULTS OF THE 2019 ELECTION CAN BE VIEWED HERE

Five members of the Business Committee are elected every year. Elections are held each February and are overseen by a representative of the Electoral Reform Society. At present, elections are by online voting with the option of a postal ballot on request. Online voting is being recommended with the expectation of encouraging members of the General Council to participate in the Elections.

Notice of forthcoming Elections, and the offices for which elections will be held in the following February, are published in advance in the winter issue of the Billet  along with candidate statements. This information will also be available on the General Council website with notices being sent out by email.

NOMINATION FORMS can be downloaded here. The closing date to receive nomination forms in the General Council office is 12 November 2019 for the February 2020 elections.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE FOR NOMINATIONS HAS NOW PASSED AND THE LIST OF NOMINEES CAN BE VIEWED IN THIS SECTION OF THE WEBSITE BY CLICKING ON THE 'ELECTION STATUS' TAB UNDERNEATH THIS PAGE.

Election Status

Mrs Almira DELIBEGOVIC-BROOME

Mrs Almira DELIBEGOVIC-BROOME

LLB 1995

Proposed by Mr Gordon Cairns, LLB 1979

Seconded by Professor Mirela Delibegovic, BSC 1999

Queen’s Counsel at the Scots bar, with wide experience of commercial work. Originally from Bosnia-Herzegovina. Was a part-time tutor and lecturer at Edinburgh. Attended Harvard twice (LLM student 2001-2; Visiting Scholar 2018-19). Can contribute legal, business, academic and analytical skills, informed by that background and experience.

Mr Peter Henry John DE VINK

Mr Peter Henry John DE VINK

BCom 1966

Proposed by Sir Charles Annand Fraser, MA 1952, LLB 1954, Dr hc 1991

Seconded by Sir Malcolm Leslie Rifkind, LLB 1966, MSc 1969, Dr hc 2002

Financially very switched on, Mr Peter Henry John De Vink is well connected in commercial and entrepreneurial circles. A lateral thinker with significant international background and contacts, he is determined to help the University that shaped him for life and which he owes so much to.

 

 

Mr Asanka Kaushalya DE SILVA

Mr Asanka Kaushalya DE SILVA

MBA 2010

Proposed by Ms Vivian Sayuri Maeda, MBA 2010

Seconded by Ms Ekaterina Kolesnik, MBA 2019

After 20 years in the corporate world, I intend to bring a broad range of skills to the Business Committee. My area of specialism is in marketing that has grown to include commercial and general management skills. I’m keen to enhance the student experience by strengthening corporate links to the University.

Ms Kirsty Joan MACGREGOR

Ms Kirsty Joan MACGREGOR

MA 1981, MBA 2001 

Proposed by Ms Judith Drake, MA 2014, MSc 2016

Seconded by Lady Joyce Caplan, BEd

I would very much like to further my work in enhancing the student and staff experience and supporting the University outreach both locally and internationally. Having a business background in consultancy and leadership development as well as education brings, I believe, a helpful breadth of perspective to the Business Committee.

Professor Graeme Alexander REID

Professor Graeme Alexander REID

BSc 1977

Proposed by Professor David Robertson, BSc 1984

Seconded by Professor David William Tollervey, BSc 1977

During 36 years as an Edinburgh academic I have contributed widely in research, teaching and various management roles. As Dean of Learning and Teaching I worked with a very wide range of colleagues across the University and hope to use my experience to support the continued success of the University.

Mr Anthony SALAMONE

Mr Anthony SALAMONE

MA 2013

Proposed by Professor Niamh Nic Shuibhne, PhD 1999

Seconded by Professor Neil Walker, LLB, PhD

If elected, I would draw on my expertise in EU affairs, including from working at the Edinburgh Europa Institute and the Scottish Centre on European Relations, to develop the Business Committee’s European connections. I would also use my experience in public engagement to work to improve the Council’s digital profile.

Dr Frances Diana DOW

Dr Frances Diana DOW

MA 1969

Proposed by Professor Ann Smyth, BSc 1970, PhD 1974, MPhil 1975

Seconded by Mr Gordon Cairns, LLB 1979

Since retiring from the University of Edinburgh I have held several non-executive positions in healthcare and in education (including the Council for At-Risk Academics). This involvement with public policy and governance issues has given me insights into the challenges facing staff and students and the University’s social and economic role.

Dr Miltiades HADJIOSIF

Dr Miltiades HADJIOSIF

MA 2003

Proposed by Mme Luella Prevot, MA 2003

Seconded by Dr Malcolm Scoales, MA 2000

As a double graduate, Society president, and external examiner, I have broad overview of the University’s strengths and areas for improvement.  In every step I took subsequent to graduation, I have held the University in my heart. My passions and research include critical pedagogy, social justice, and community psychology.

Professor Stephen Gilbert HILLIER

Professor Stephen Gilbert HILLIER

DSc 1992

Proposed by Mr Peter Freshwater, MA 1964

Seconded by Mr Gordon Cairns, LLB 1979

My association with the University includes three decades of academic staff membership, with six years as Vice-principal International. I received an OBE in 2015 for ‘services to International Higher Education’. If re-elected I would strive to ensure that student and staff wellbeing remain top of the Business Committee agenda.

Ms Krystyna Irena SZUMELUKOWA

Ms Krystyna Irena SZUMELUKOWA

MPhil 2006

Proposed by Mr Iain Gordon Brown, MA 1972

Seconded by Ms Sarah Anne Moxey, MA 2012, MSc 2013

I am a current member of the Business Committee serving on the Constitutional Standing Committee and now convener of the International Standing Committee. My priorities are to support the well-being of staff and students, the university’s engagement with the city and to reach out to the global alumni network.

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How to Vote

If you studied at the University after 2003 then you will be familiar with MyEd. The alumni version of MyEd is optimised for alumni and provides single secure location for all contact information and secure services including online voting.

  • If you used MyEd as a student you can use your existing username and password to login
  • If you already use the MyEd Alumni Portal then simply login as usual
  • If you have have registered for previous elections then you do not need to register again. Just login using the same username and password.

Once you are in MyEd you will find the Online Voting Channel and further instructions on how to cast your vote. Once you are in MyEd Alumni Portal you may not immediately see the Online Voting Channel where there are further instructions on how to cast your vote. If the voting channel is not obvious click on the 'Services' tab and it should appear there. You may also wish to use the 'Customise' tab to add the voting channel to your Home page for the Portal to ensure that it is always there in the future.  Login now.

New Users

If you are new to MyEd then you need to complete the EASE registration process.

EASE is just a fancy name for the 100% super secure system that the University uses for all of its online facilities. Think of it as a master key that fits every electronic door on campus.

Why Register? I Just Want to Vote.

We need to verify your identity because University governance is a serious business. Register now.

Requesting a Postal Vote

Members are strongly encouraged to vote online, but if a postal vote is required you may request one. If you wish to receive a postal vote and have not previously opted for one, please send your request to the General Council Office, Charles Stewart House, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HT, email: general.council@ed.ac.uk, to be received by midday 18 November 2019.

 

Rules and Regulations

Regulations for General Council Elections

The Regulations for General Council elections contain the formal procedures and legal background for all elections. Click here

Nomination Papers

Business Committee Election Nomination Papers Click here

 

Protocol for General Council Elections

The practical procedures, information on the organisation of elections and additional details about the elections are described here. Click here

Alternative Vote election Rules

The Single Transferable Vote, when used for a single-winner election, is commonly known as the Alternative Vote. The detailed Alternative Vote counting rules are described here: Click here

STV-PR Election Rules

The detailed counting rules for the Single Transferable Vote applied to multi-winner elections are described here: Click here

Chancellor Elections

The General Council is responsible for the election of the Chancellor of the University. The current Chancellor is Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal. Her Royal Highness was elected in March 2011, taking up post on 31 March 2011, and succeeded His Royal Highness Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh when he retired from the chancellorship held since 1953.

The current Chancellor, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, took up post on 31 March 2011.

At present the chancellorship is held for life, therefore it is not anticipated that an election will be required for the foreseeable future.

Election Status

C Election Status Update

The current Chancellor, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal, took up post on 31 March 2011.

 

At present the chancellorship is held for life, therefore it is not anticipated that an election will be required for the foreseeable future.

How to Vote

If you studied at the University after 2003 then you will be familiar with MyEd. The alumni version of MyEd is optimised for alumni and provides single secure location for all contact information and secure services including online voting.

  • If you used MyEd as a student you can use your existing username and password to login
  • If you already use the MyEd Alumni Portal then simply login as usual
  • If you have have registered for previous elections then you do not need to register again. Just login using the same username and password.

Once you are in MyEd you will find the Online Voting Channel and further instructions on how to cast your vote. Once you are in MyEd Alumni Portal you may not immediately see the Online Voting Channel where there are further instructions on how to cast your vote. If the voting channel is not obvious click on the 'Services' tab and it should appear there. You may also wish to use the 'Customise' tab to add the voting channel to your Home page for the Portal to ensure that it is always there in the future.  Login now.

New Users

If you are new to MyEd then you need to complete the EASE registration process.

EASE is just a fancy name for the 100% super secure system that the University uses for all of its online facilities. Think of it as a master key that fits every electronic door on campus.

Why Register? I Just Want to Vote.

We need to verify your identity because University governance is a serious business. Register now.

Requesting a Postal Vote

Members are strongly encouraged to vote online, but if a postal vote is required you may request one. If you wish to receive a postal vote and have not previously opted for one, please send your request to the General Council Office, Charles Stewart House, Chambers Street, Edinburgh EH1 1HT, email: general.council@ed.ac.uk, to be received by midday 18 November 2019.

 

Rules and Regulations

Regulations for General Council Elections

The Regulations for General Council elections contain the formal procedures and legal background for all elections. Click here

Nomination Papers

Business Committee Election Nomination Papers Click here

 

Protocol for General Council Elections

The practical procedures, information on the organisation of elections and additional details about the elections are described here. Click here

Alternative Vote election Rules

The Single Transferable Vote, when used for a single-winner election, is commonly known as the Alternative Vote. The detailed Alternative Vote counting rules are described here: Click here

STV-PR Election Rules

The detailed counting rules for the Single Transferable Vote applied to multi-winner elections are described here: Click here