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2017 AGM results and meeting summaries

Our 2017 AGM was held at 3pm on Tuesday 20 June at the Hilton, Bournemouth

The AGM was attended by 45 members of the Society.

Rachel Small, LV='s Company Secretary welcomed everyone to the meeting and the Chairman, Mark Austen outlined the results and progress of the Society in 2016 and our strategic plans for the future. Chief Executive, Richard Rowney went on to invite any questions from those in attendance. The minutes of the meeting are shown here.

During the formal proceedings, seven resolutions, including the re-election of four board directors were passed.

We received 40,947 proxy votes which meant that the turnout was 4.38%. 35% of the overall votes were conducted online. The results of the proxy votes are shown in the table below.

Members who voted were given the chance to nominate a charity for a donation. The British Heart Foundation was randomly selected and will receive £15,000.


% in favour

1. To receive the Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 December 2016


2. To appoint Alan Cook as a Director and Chairman for an initial term of one year


3. To re-appoint David Neave as a Director for a further term of three years


4. To re-appoint Richard Rowney as a Director for a further term of three years


5. To re-appoint Philip Moore as a Director for a further term of three years


6. To approve the 2016 Directors’ Remuneration Report


7. To re-appoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Society’s auditor until the end of the next AGM