ECF Director elections for 2012/13

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Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:29 pm

Neil Graham wrote:
John Philpott wrote:Alex Holowczak wrote
Would the vote still be done by First Past the Post?
Yes it would. "None of the above candidates" remains an option.
Do you actually have a vote for "None of the above"? If person "A" stands as a candidate, I would have thought it was a case of voting for him/her or voting against. I was certainly at a BCF Director's election where those voting against a candidate outnumbered those voting for and thus he wasn't elected.
With Candidate A and Not This Candidate, the election usually takes the form of those in favour of A and those against A, which achieves the same thing.

With Candidate A v Candidate B v None of the Above, as happened with Phil Ehr and Sabrina Chevannes last year, None of the Above received 6 votes. It remains an option on the ballot paper.

If we have three candidates, by extrapolation you have A v B v C v None of the Above.

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Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

Post by IM Jack Rudd » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:47 pm

John Philpott wrote:Alex Holowczak wrote
Would the vote still be done by First Past the Post?
Yes it would. "None of the above candidates" remains an option.
Ach, what a terrible system. Approval Voting is a much better system.

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Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

Post by John Upham » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:57 pm

Alex Holowczak wrote: If we have three candidates, by extrapolation you have A v B v C v None of the Above.
If we had zero candidates, by extrapolation you have v None of the Above, I assume?

This would certainly increase "None of the Above"s chances significantly: where is Peter Snow and his swingometer when you need it most?
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Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

Post by Alex Holowczak » Tue Aug 07, 2012 4:25 pm

John Upham wrote:If we had zero candidates, by extrapolation you have v None of the Above, I assume?
If you have no candidates, you have no election.

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Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

Post by Angus French » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:27 pm

From http://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-conte ... ntions.doc:

President: C J de Mooi. Seeking re-election.
Chief Executive: Andrew Farthing. Not seeking re-election
Non-Executive Chairman: Mike Gunn. Seeking re-election.
Director of Finance: Gareth Caller. Not seeking re-election.
Director of International Chess: Lawrence Cooper. Not seeking re-election.
Director of Junior Chess and Education: Phil Ehr. Seeking re-election.
Director of Home Chess: Adam Raoof. Not seeking re-election.
Director of Marketing: Tim Woolgar. Not seeking re-election.
Non-Executive Director: Jack Rudd. Seeking re-election.
Non-Executive Director: John Wickham. Not seeking re-election.
FIDE Delegate: Nigel Short. Seeking re-election.
Chairman of the Finance Committee: Mike Truran. Seeking re-election.
Chairman of the Governance Committee: John Philpott. Not seeking re-election.

The text above is also quoted in the "Disputes between the ECF Board and Alex McFarlane" thread where the point is made that there is no statement of which of the current Directors will be standing for a different post. It is also suggested that Adam Raoof will be standing for the Director of Marketing position.

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Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

Post by Neil Graham » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:49 pm

Angus French wrote:From http://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-conte ... ntions.doc:

President: C J de Mooi. Seeking re-election.
Chief Executive: Andrew Farthing. Not seeking re-election
Non-Executive Chairman: Mike Gunn. Seeking re-election.
Director of Finance: Gareth Caller. Not seeking re-election.
Director of International Chess: Lawrence Cooper. Not seeking re-election.
Director of Junior Chess and Education: Phil Ehr. Seeking re-election.
Director of Home Chess: Adam Raoof. Not seeking re-election.
Director of Marketing: Tim Woolgar. Not seeking re-election.
Non-Executive Director: Jack Rudd. Seeking re-election.
Non-Executive Director: John Wickham. Not seeking re-election.
FIDE Delegate: Nigel Short. Seeking re-election.
Chairman of the Finance Committee: Mike Truran. Seeking re-election.
Chairman of the Governance Committee: John Philpott. Not seeking re-election.

The text above is also quoted in the "Disputes between the ECF Board and Alex McFarlane" thread where the point is made that there is no statement of which of the current Directors will be standing for a different post. It is also suggested that Adam Raoof will be standing for the Director of Marketing position.
So, seven out of the thirteen not seeking re-election and only one of the "working directors" (Phil Ehr) actually offering himself for re-election.
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Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

Post by Roger de Coverly » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:00 pm

Neil Graham wrote: So, seven out of the thirteen not seeking re-election and only one of the "working directors" (Phil Ehr) actually offering himself for re-election.
We don't yet know who is permanently standing down and who is intending to stand for other positions.

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Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

Post by Mike Truran » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:19 pm

Perhaps some of them may want to be abused in a variety of positions. :lol:

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Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

Post by Andrew Farthing » Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:38 pm

The Director of Marketing role has been amended to Director of Membership & Marketing for the AGM elections.

The revised Directors and Officers Responsibilities Regulations on the ECF website include the following role description:
Develops the ECF membership scheme to ensure that it maximises the benefits available to members and provides a firm financial platform for the Federation.

Develops, implements and enhances appropriate means of communication with members.

Develops the ECF approach to membership (of all types), membership fees (including Game Fee) and benefits (including grading and representation) attaching to membership. Consults with Unions, Counties, Leagues and Congresses to ensure that plans are seen as feasible and can be implemented successfully.

Develops and implements a strategic marketing plan aimed at increasing the commercial revenues of the ECF through a market-research-led approach to strengthen relationships with members, Game Fee payers, chess organisers and officials, local and national media, and the wider business community.

Develops a strong and clearly differentiated brand image for chess, and uses this as a means of promoting the image of the ECF and of generating favourable publicity for the Federation. Develops and enhances the image and perceived value of chess and of the people who organise and play the game.

Co-ordinates the search for sponsors and sets standards for the ECF’s relations with them. Is convener of the Board Sponsorship Committee.

Is responsible for the Certificate of Merit scheme.

Is a member of the Board Awards Committee.

Oversees the Yearbook, the Website and the Chess Moves.

Is responsible for the 'ECF Book of the Year’, and the 'ECF Player of the Year' Awards and makes proposals to the Board for all ECF endorsements. Ensures with the President and the secretary of the Board Awards Committee that these and other Awards are presented in the way that attracts the best publicity and reinforces the ECF’s relations with local chess players and organisers.

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Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

Post by Andrew Bak » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:01 pm

Mike Truran wrote:Perhaps some of them may want to be abused in a variety of positions. :lol:
I'm amazed any of them want to stand for re-election given the amount of crap they have to put up with...

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Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

Post by Sean Hewitt » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:46 pm

Andrew Bak wrote:
Mike Truran wrote:Perhaps some of them may want to be abused in a variety of positions. :lol:
I'm amazed any of them want to stand for re-election given the amount of crap they have to put up with...
Well, quite.

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Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

Post by Adam Raoof » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:50 pm

Andrew Bak wrote:
Mike Truran wrote:Perhaps some of them may want to be abused in a variety of positions. :lol:
I'm amazed any of them want to stand for re-election given the amount of crap they have to put up with...
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Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

Post by Mick Norris » Thu Aug 09, 2012 7:55 pm

Angus French wrote:From http://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-conte ... ntions.doc:

Director of Marketing: Tim Woolgar. Not seeking re-election.
Good news, although he should have resigned by now IMO
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Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

Post by Angus French » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:02 pm

I’d support anyone who is reasonably competent, listens, communicates and plays a straight bat.

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Re: ECF Director elections for 2012/13

Post by Lara Barnes » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:42 pm

Angus French wrote:I’d support anyone who is reasonably competent, listens, communicates and plays a straight bat.
Oh well, none of the above then.

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