Graeme Maidment aims to improve member engagement as new IOR President Elect, following the results of internal voting by the Institute.
Commenting on the appoitment, Mr Maidment said: “I think it is important to recognise the hard work and professionalism of (rival nominees) Graeme Maidment and John Bowater in a new and very public process. I hope that their enthusiasm and positive contributions will continue.”
“I have personally learnt a lot during the election and like you hope we can all now work together as you put it for the betterment of all.”
“The good work of the IOR, is not down to one individual, it is due to an active team of members. I hope that we can encourage more members to be actively involved in the IOR and that we can engage better with all members, for the benefit of all.”
“As president-elect my role is to support our president Andy Pearson. I will also prepare, as well as keep my ear to the ground until my term starts.”
“Thanks Graham, Tony and Steve, and to everyone for their public and private support.”
The results of the voting for the post of President Elect have been confirmed by the IOR Auditor Myrus Smith and Associates with the percentage of votes cast as follows:
- G Maidment – 52%
- S Gill – 32%
- J Bowater – 16%
Prof Maidment will be joining the IOR Council as President-Elect on 20th April.
In a statement the IOR said: “On behalf of all of the members we would like to thank and congratulate all three candidates Graeme, Steve and John for their generosity in offering their time and expertise in serving the Institute.”
“Although there can be only one President-Elect this time, we will be sure to capture the enthusiasm of the other candidates and encourage them to continue their increasing involvement in the Institute Committees and activities.”
Dr Andy Pearson’s term as President runs until April 2013 and the President Elect’s role will be to deputise for him over the next 12 months if required.