All nominees require a proposer and seconder, who must be BRISMES members. It is possible to self-nominate, provided the requirement of a seconder is met. The proposer must provide a biography and a short statement (250 words maximum each) explaining their reasons for nominating the candidate. This information may be circulated to BRISMES members in the event that the candidate is shortlisted. They must also confirm that the person they are nominating has indicated they are willing to serve if elected.
BRISMES’ Presidential Nominations Committee (composed of Zeina Al Azmeh, Diala Lteif, Sharri Plonski, Hana Sleiman, and Lewis Turner (Chair)), which is also empowered to make nominations, will put forward up to 4 candidates in a final shortlist. BRISMES members will select the President in an online vote, from the final shortlist. We anticipate that the election will take place in February-March 2024. The successful candidate will formally take office at the Society’s Annual General Meeting in early July 2024, but an informal handover period will commence as soon as possible after their election.
Please address any questions to the Chair of the Presidential Nominations Committee, Lewis Turner: email@example.com.