The Alumni Council (AC) comprises 25 alumni, who are appointed by the Council's Governance and Nominations Committee (GNC).
There are three further seats filled by representatives from the School, including the Dean, plus a student representative.
Through virtue of his/her role on the AC, the Chair of the AC sits on the School's Governing Body.
As representatives of the School's alumni, the AC is committed to:
An Executive Committee (ExCo) is elected from within the Council Members. ExCo acts as a channel of communication between the AC and the School between Council meetings, directs the implementation of the AC's agreed strategy and has delegated authority to make decisions on behalf of the AC.
The GNC oversees the appointment process and identifies potential Council members. The GNC comprises the Chair of the GNC, the Director of Alumni Engagement and at least two further members of the IAC. The current Chair for the GNC is Ann Tasker.
AC terms of office are for three years with a limit of two consecutive terms, when a break in service is required before any potential re-appointment. Council meetings are held once per year in London (usually for two days in March) and a further three times per year via teleconference (usually for 90 minutes in duration). Members are expected to serve as ambassadors in their region and attend local events throughout the year, along with taking part in annual AC working groups. All AC members are donors to the School each year.
Each year positions on the AC will become vacant as members complete their terms of office and the GNC is always keen to hear from alumni interested in joining the AC. Typically AC members have a strong history of volunteering for the School and are committed to supporting mutually beneficial relationships between the School and alumni. Since the AC believes it is important that the Council broadly represents the breadth of the alumni community, each year the GNC analyses the demographic balance of the AC and produces demographic criteria for forthcoming nominations.
More information on the 2019 appointment cycle will be available soon. In the meantime, if you are interested in applying for the Alumni Council we recommend you to take a look at this short film which explains the role of the Alumni Council and the nomination process. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to contact the GNC via firstname.lastname@example.org.
To find out more about the AC, please email email@example.com or call +44 (0) 20 7000 7224