PracticeConsultingICAEW and Heady quarrel over voting

ICAEW and Heady quarrel over voting

A war of words has blown up between the ICAEW and district society activist Don Heady in the run up to the society egm.

As the institute prepared to send details of the egm to all its members, Heady hit out at the contents of the mailing, saying it would be biased against the motion.

The institute confirmed the mailing, set to go out on 11 June, would have a message from the national office holders – president, deputy and vice president together with the immediate past president – and an opportunity for district society presidents to write to their members.

But the voting paper itself would also have a message on behalf of the institute’s council, recommending members to vote against the resolutions.

Heady said: ‘This is a clear attempt to manipulate the vote.’

A spokesman for the institute dismissed the criticisms, saying that they were following normal practice for any corporate egm.

He added that society presidents were being given the chance to say how the reforms would affect members’ own societies.

Members will also be given the opportunity to vote online via the institute’s website.

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