Notice and the auditors’ report

It was agreed that the notice of meeting and the auditors’ report on the accounts for the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 should be taken as read.

Minutes of 2016 AGM

The minutes of the AGM held on 15 September 2016 and published in the November 2016 issue of AB were taken as read and signed as correct.

  • Resolution 1
    To receive and adopt the report of Council and the accounts for the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017

    The president, Brian McEnery, gave his address and asked Helen Brand, ACCA chief executive, to deliver her address. The president then invited questions and comments on the report and the accounts.

    The president called for a poll and declared the resolution carried, the votes being cast as follows:

    For 9,482 Against 106
  • Resolution 2
    To receive the report of the ballot for the election of members of Council

    The scrutineer’s report and the number of votes received by each candidate in the ballot and the election of members to Council were reported as follows:

    1. Ayla Majid 5,339
    2. Liz Blackburn 5,069
    3. Brendan Sheehan 5,036
    4. Joyce Evans 5,023
    5. Siobhan Pandya 4,735
    6. Alice Yip 4,539
    7. Ronnie Patton 4,505
    8. Paula Kensington 4,387
    9. Melanie Proffitt 4,364
    10. Rosanna Choi 4,203
    11. Matthew Wong 4,033
    12. Hidy Chan 3,692

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    13. Steve Bailey 3,685
    14. Cristina Gutu 3,419
    15. Dato’ Lock Peng Kuan 3,376
    16. Dinusha H Weerawardane 3,271
    17. Taiwo Oyedele 3,198
    18. Amos Ng 3,110
    19. Kayode Yusuf 2,383
    20. Edith Yembra 2,202
    21. Nur Jazlan Mohamed 2,053
    22. Dato’ Seri Raymond Liew 2,053
    23. Shepherd Chimutanda 2,050
    24. James Lee 1,927
    25. Aamer Allauddin 1,894
    26. Babajide Ibironke 1,833
    27. Peter Lewis 1,828
    28. David Adelana 1,719
    29. Andrea Yue 1,472
    30. Brigitte Muyenga 1,425
    31. Ramasamy Jayapal 1,380
    32. Mohsin Mahmood 1,365
    33. Marcin Sojda 1,341
    34. Mubashir Dagia 1,327
    35. Biraj Pradhan 1,284
    36. lbikunle Olatunji 1,280
    37. Thomas Mensah Abobi 1,213
    38. AIi Mehfooz 1,056
    39. Ryan Witter 1,054
    40. Rojer Inglis 1,005
    41. Den Surfraz 959
    42. Oscar Osabinyi 889
    43. lkaneng Malebye 839
    44. Frank Olatunji Menukuro 751
    45. Denis Slabinskiy 655
    46. David Sloggett 524
    The president therefore declared the following members to be elected or re-elected to Council:
    • Ayla Majid
    • Liz Blackburn
    • Brendan Sheehan
    • Joyce Evans
    • Siobhan Pandya
    • Alice Yip
    • Ronnie Patton
    • Paula Kensington
    • Melanie Proffitt
    • Rosanna Choi
    • Matthew Wong
    • Hidy Chan
  • Resolution 3
    Appointment of auditors

    The president reported that Council recommended Grant Thornton UK LLP be re-appointed as ACCA’s auditors. He then invited questions on Resolution 3. The president called for a poll and declared the resolution carried, the votes being cast as
    follows:

    For 8,817 Against 771

Council's special business resolutions

Each bye-law amendment is subject to such minor amendments as the Lords of the Privy Council may authorise or require.

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  • Resolution 4
    Modernisation of regulatory arrangements - to amend bye-laws 1, 4, 5, 6, 17 and 40

    The president called for a poll and declared the resolution carried, the votes being cast as follows:

    For 9,342 Against 246
  • Resolution 5
    Modernisation of governance arrangements - to amend bye-laws 1, 13, 14, 16 and 19(j)

    The president called for a poll and declared the resolution carried, the votes being cast as follows:

    For 9,307 Against 281
  • Resolution 6
    Modernisation of AGM arrangements - to amend  bye-laws 44(a), 46 and 47

    The president called for a poll and declared the resolution carried, the votes being cast as follows:

    For 9,217 Against 371
  • Resolution 7
    Modernisation of miscellaneous provisions - to amend bye-law 2(d)(i)

    The president called for a poll and declared the resolution carried, the votes being cast as follows:

    For 9,257 Against 331
  • Resolution 8
    Modernisation of miscellaneous provisions - to amend bye-law 7

    The president called for a poll and declared the resolution carried, the votes being cast as follows:

    For 9,314 Against 274
  • Resolution 9
    Modernisation of miscellaneous provisions - to amend bye-laws 8(v) and 8(vi)

    The president called for a poll and declared the resolution carried, the votes being cast as follows:

    For 9,316 Against 272
  • Resolution 10
    Modernisation of miscellaneous provisions - to amend byelaw 43(f)

    The president called for a poll and declared the resolution carried, the votes being cast as follows:

    For 9,297 Against 291
  • Resolution 11
    Modernisation of miscellaneous provisions - to amend bye-law 65

    The president called for a poll and declared the resolution carried, the votes being cast as follows:

    For 9,282 Against 306

Members' special business resolutions

  • Resolution 12
    That option for delegated proxy votes will cease with immediate effect and there will be an option to withhold a vote. This will result in the voting to either for, against or abstain

    The president called for a poll and declared the resolution not carried, the votes being cast as follows:

    For 2,187 Against 7,401
  • Resolution 13
    That all members of the executive team known as directors shall be subject to the same disciplinary rules as members

    The president called for a poll and declared the resolution not carried, the votes being cast as follows:

    For 3,352 Against 6,236
  • Resolution 14
    That proposers of special resolutions shall be given the same facilities to promote resolutions as Council have to oppose

    The president called for a poll and declared the resolution not carried, the votes being cast as follows:

    For 2,878 Against 6,709
  • Resolution 15
    That Council shall be required to put forward proposals at the 2018 AGM for a federal structure for the ACCA similar to that of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA)

    The president called for a poll and declared the resolution not carried, the votes being cast as follows:

    For 2,026 Against 7,562
  • Resolution 16
    That the deadline for submission of special resolutions and applications for standing for Council shall be three months prior to the AGM date

    The president called for a poll and declared the resolution not carried, the votes being cast as follows:

    For 2,353 Against 7,234

The president thanked members for their attendance, their commitment to ACCA and the voting process, which saw more than 14,000 members voting in the Council elections, and over 9,000 members on the resolutions put at the AGM.

The president stated that this level of engagement has sent a clear signal that Council has strong support for the strategic direction set to 2020.

The meeting ended at 3.15pm.