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Elections to the NGA Board of Trustees 2019

NGA trustees are volunteer governors/ trustees from across England who are ultimately responsible for directing the affairs of NGA, and ensuring that it is solvent, well-run and delivering the charitable objective: improving the educational welfare of pupils by promoting high standards and improving governance in state schools.

The board comprises a talented mix of experienced school governors/trustees who bring to the table a wide range of valued business, education and charitable sector skills and knowledge. NGA’s board of trustees meets five times a year – four formal trustee meetings, and one strategy day.

This NGA sought nominations for the following regions:  East Midlands, North East and the West Midlands. The clsoing date for nominations was Friday 27th September with the election taking place at the Annual General Meeting of NGA to be held on  Saturday 16 November 2019.

No nominations were received for the East Midlands region, therefore the position remains vacant.

Only one nomination was received for the North East Region, therefore we are pleased to announce that Rachel Wilson, Chair of the Governing Board at Wingate Primary School in North East Durham, will serve as a NGA trustee from the 16th November. 

Three candidates have been nominated in the West Midlands: Andrew Collyer, Chair of the Governing Board of Kings Norton Boys' School in Birmingham, Lynn Howard, Chair of the Governing Board of Lyng Primary School in Sandwell and Ian Preston, governor at Chaddersley Corbett Endowed Primary School in Worcester.  An election will now take place.

Election to the West Midlands Region

The statements   provided by Andrew Collyer, Lynn Howard  and Ian Preston in support of their nomination are available to view via this link

Votes may be cast by all categories of member in the West Midlands Region (Association, Corporate, Governing Body, and Individual) in good standing. NGA uses the regions that are formerly referred to as the government office regions in England.

It is important to note that it is one member one vote and, except for individual members of NGA, this means the school/trust/local association/local authority has a vote. So for example the governing board of a school in the West Midlands that has membership of NGA may cast one vote and the form can only be submitted by the chair of the governing board/trustees, or a formally  authorised person.   

The ballot form can be found here. Votes may be submitted (on this form only) by:

email to the NGA at :

post to Elections, National Governance Association, 4th Floor, 36 Great Charles Street, Birmingham B3 3JY 

Votes must be received at the NGA office no later than 2pm on Thursday 14th November 2019.

If you have any queries in the first instance please conact  NGA’s Director of Advice and Guidance Steve Edmonds -

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