AGM information 2018
The AGM will be held in the Guildhall on Wednesday 21 November at 2.30pm. The DEI will close at 1pm and reopen following the AGM.
Final accounts for year ending June 2018 are available here: Annual Report and Financial Statement yr ending 30 June 2018
The DEI Constitution is available here: DEI CIO CONSTITUTION
The Agenda for the 2018 Annual General Meeting is available here: 2018 AGM Agenda Wednesday 21 Nov
The Minutes of the AGM 2017 are here: DEI AGM Minutes 2017
Nominated Trustees standing for election at the AGM are:
I ran a general practice with a turnover of £2m and as Chairman of Surrey Heath Primary Care Group I was the Responsible Officer for a budget of £40m. I was involved in the strategic decisions on these budgets and managed some lines within them directly.
As Medical Adviser to Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth HA, I was a member of the Executive Team and thus involved in managing the budget, which included St George’s Hospital. I was directly responsible for their Education Budget, as part of the London-wide initiative to retain GPS, of over £1m over 3 years.
As a Member of the Council of the Royal College of General Practitioners, I was automatically a Trustee of the charity. I served in this capacity for about 10 years on and off. I was also involved in the establishment of a new charity, Make a Wish(UK) and two local branches of national charities, the British Heart Foundation and Cruse Bereavement Care.
I was brought up between India and Scotland and did a degree in History of Art at Edinburgh University. I worked for a Housing Association in Scotland, for the British High Commissioner in Australia and for the NHS as an administrator in London.
Following my marriage to Joe, the arrival of our three children and our move to Devon I stopped paid work for a number of years. During this time I did voluntary work including being a Trustee and Chairman of the Devonian Orthopaedic Association in Exeter which was a charity offering financial support for people with physical disabilities. Latterly I worked at Exeter College in administrative roles until I retired.
After retirement I discovered the enjoyment of showing people around Exeter by training as a Red Coat Guide. Now I am occupied as a tour guide at Exeter Cathedral, particularly in the Education Department, and at the DEI as a guide and working on the conservation of prints and drawings. My interests are in history, particularly local history, trying to improve my pottery skills and continuing to enjoy taking people on guided tours around buildings in Exeter
I am interested in supporting the development of resourcing opportunities for both schools and universities using the collection in the DEI Library, for example in the use of contemporary journals. I am aware of the DEI’s initiative to work on the theme of Global Lives, and there must be many other DEI-resourced thematic units that have already been developed, and further units that could perhaps still be developed, for the use of both schools and universities.
Clearly the work being currently undertaken by Emma Dunn is highly significant in this, and I would like to find out more about what Emma has done for schools, etc. I have written material for schools for the Historical Association’s website, and would be interested in investigating the possibilities of the DEI’s website in the area of resourcing. This may of course already be a priority, but I am interested in it. I am willing to try to be a presence in the lobby office once a week, and as I go along to find out more about what being a Trustee entails.
Most of my working career, some 28 years, was spent in London with Robert Fleming where I was initially an investment manager and then a director in Investment Banking. In 2000 I retired and moved with my family to a farm in the West country. My children attended the Maynard School school in Exeter. In addition to my farming activities I was also chairman of two private companies, one based in Bristol involved in company formations and legal publishing, the other based in London offering information services to the Pharma industry worldwide. I also held other non-executive directorships during this time. Currently I am a trustee of two final salary pension schemes, one of which is the London Library where I have been a member for over 40 years. In 2013 my family moved from the farm to a house in central Exeter which is now our main base. My wife and I joined the DEI a few years ago and have much enjoyed attending the various events, in particular the evening talks. As with the London Library, an institution I have supported over many years, I believe that the DEI merits support. I believe that it has a valuable position in Exeter and Devon life and I should very much welcome the opportunity to support its activities and to offer my experience in its developmenty.
Final accounts for previous years are available here.