The England Netball AGM was held on the 18th September 2021 at the National Conference Centre, Solihull. The Board was pleased to welcome members and Honorary Life Members to the event particularly after having to conduct the 2020 AGM behind closed doors.
During the event Fran Connolly, CEO presented the highlights of the 2019/20 year and Annmarie Wallis, Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee summarised the financial position.
Votes had been sought by proxy in advance of the meeting on a number of resolutions and also a ballot for two Nominated Non-Executive Director position.
In total 51 proxy votes were received making the meeting quorate. The outcome of the ballot vote saw Debbie Ryan and Sharanjit Gulati re-elected to the board for a further term of two years.
In addition, the following resolutions were passed:
- Financial Report and Accounts (ordinary resolution)
THAT the Annual Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021 are adopted by the members of All
England Netball Association Limited (Company), the adoption of which will be proposed by the Chair of Finance &
- Appointment of auditors (ordinary resolution)
THAT the members of All England Netball Association Limited (Company) authorise the Board of Directors to
appoint auditors for the year ended 31 March 2022 and fix their remuneration.
- Amendments to and Adoption of the Articles of Association (special resolution, enclosed)
Amendment of Article 30 to allow for physical, hybrid or virtual Annual General Meetings.
THAT the draft Articles of Association, be and hereby adopted as the Articles of
Association of the company in substitution, and to the exclusion, of the existing Articles of Association.
During the meeting Colin Povey, Chair advised that the board had been considering succession planning and that he will be stepping down from the role during the coming year. A recruitment process for a successor has been conducted and the board hopes to be able to announce the new Chair shortly.