Election of President, Treasurer & Members of Council
The President and Treasurer of the RHS are elected annually by the members of the Society at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The other 15 elected members of Council usually serve for five years with at least three retiring each year and their replacements being elected at the AGM.
Read coverage on the 2011 AGM
Download the agenda for the 2012 AGM (437 kB pdf)
Notice of Election 2013
An election will be held at the 2013 AGM to fill three ordinary vacancies on the RHS Council. Those elected to fill these positions will be expected to serve a five year term. There will also be an election at the 2013 AGM for the office of President and Treasurer, who will serve a one year term.
Those standing for election to the Council must have been a member of the Society since 1 March 2010, aged 18 or above on 25 June 2013 and not be disqualified from serving as a trustee under charities legislation. To stand for the positions of President or Treasurer you must be a member of the Society on 1 March 2013 and remain a member on 25 June 2013 and throughout your term of office.
A nomination paper, with the signatures of a Supporter, Seconder and six other RHS members, should be completed and returned by Friday 1 March 2013.
The RHS is committed to providing equal opportunities and would welcome nominations from any member of the Society.
For nomination papers and information, contact:
80 Vincent Square
London SW1P 2PE
Tel: 0207 821 3034
In the event of there being more candidates than there are vacancies to be filled, an election will be held by postal ballot in the weeks immediately before the Annual General Meeting.
For more information on making a nomination, please see the links below:
Nominations for President
Nominations for Treasurer
Nominations for Council
Rules for election
Download the election rules
Download the rules for election of President and Treasurer
Click on each of the following years for previous election results.