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Trustee Elections 2024

Voting will open on Wednesday 29 May 2024 and closes on Friday 28 June.

The process for electing engaged and motivated Trustees that will guide and support the RPS on the next stages of its mission is underway. 

Applications and nominations have now closed. Voting will open on Wednesday 29 May and closes on Friday 28 June. Full instructions on how to vote are provided below. 

Trustees are volunteers who provide strategic leadership and governance for a charity.  At the RPS, we have a Board of nine Trustees and, at the end of the AGM in September, six of those Trustees come to the end of their terms of office.  Four of the Trustees will be elected by the Members; and two Trustees will be appointed by the Board in consultation with the Nominations Committee. 

To be successful in our mission to modernise the RPS, we need a Board of Trustees with a wide range of skills and experiences such as strategic skills, a familiarity with modern management practices, a working knowledge of digital technologies, marketing principles, and legal and financial practice.  We also need Trustees who are familiar with matters of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), and, of course, we need trustees who are experienced curators and educators in photography. 

More information on the role of a Trustee can be found here

How can I vote?

Voting credentials and instructions how to vote will be sent out on Wednesday 29th May

You can download a copy of the Candidate Prospectus here  

Voting will close at 5pm (BST) on Friday 28 June 2024   

Should you have any questions regarding the election please contact Alastair Taylor ARPS, the Chair of the Nominations Committee nomchair@rps.org.

Download these files for more information

CREDIT: Rebecca Faith
Governance

The Royal Photographic Society is a company incorporated by Royal Charter, and also a registered charity. It is regulated by the Charity Commission. View our Royal Charter and RPS By-Laws here.

CREDIT: Evan Dawson
Role of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for the strategic leadership of the RPS.

CREDIT: Derryn Vranch
Our commitment to Inclusion

The Royal Photographic Society is committed to being a welcoming and inclusive organisation,

CREDIT: Rebecca Faith
Strategy

The vision of the RPS is to bring photography to everyone, both by providing public benefit and promoting the highest standards of achievement in photography.