Directors 2020 Election

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The sixth AGM of Freegle Ltd will be held 26th October 2020 to 1st November 2020 inclusive on Freegle UK Central. As detailed in our Rules under Retirement Cycle, three of the current Directors are obliged to stand down as we currently have eight elected Directors. There will therefore be vacancies for four Directors this year as we have agreed that Freegle Ltd can have nine elected Directors.

The current elected and other Directors can be found at Freegle Board.


Details for the Director Role can be found on the following pages

Any additional questions that arise about the Director Role can be addressed to the Returning Officers or offlist to a current or past Director. Contact Returning Officer or find the names of current Directors at Freegle Board.

Term of Office

The term of office for elected Directors is up to 3 years, but Directors are welcome to stand again immediately when that term finishes.

Election Timetable

The Freegle 2020 Election timetable will be as follows:

26th September Director voting process starts - request for nominations.

6th October Last day for nominations. Statements of c.250 words requested.

10th October Last day for receiving Statements from Candidates.

11th October Q&A Starts

18th October Q&A Ends

21st October Director voting starts if number of candidates exceeds vacancies.

26th October Freegle Ltd 2020 AGM Starts.

29th October Director voting ends if election has been held.

31st October Current Directors stand down from office.

1st November New Directors announced

1st November AGM Ends

Note the following regarding this election timetable.

Voting validation should take no longer than 1 day. Results will be posted as soon as possible.

If there are less or equal number of candidates for vacancies, the Chair will declare them as 'elected unopposed' and they will take their posts as Directors without the need for a poll/election.


Nominations should be made as follows:

  • Nominated candidates must be Members of Freegle Ltd (see Rules 53 and 54).
  • Nominations may be made via Freegle Central or directly to the Returning Officer email address.
  • Nominations may either be made by the candidate (self nominated) or another Freegle Member.
  • Nominations should include the individual's full name and email address *If the nominee is a volunteer with a Freegle group, their primary group name should be provided.
  • If another individual is being nominated, any relevant group membership should be noted (eg. a member of the National Cooperative's Council).
  • Nominations should be seconded by another Member. This can occur on either Freegle Central or directly to the Returning Officer email address.
  • All nominations will be confirmed by the Returning Officer to the candidate, seconder and to Freegle Central (regardless of where the nomination was made).