The Institute of Welsh Affairs’ AGM for 2020 is being held online via Zoom on Wednesday 25 November 2020 from 4.30pm – 6.00pm.
We are pleased to invite you, as a valued member of the IWA, to join us as we look back on an extraordinary year and look ahead to 2021.
We wish we could meet up in person, but sadly that is not possible this year. We hope, however, that by holding the AGM online we will be able to welcome many more of our members.
Auriol Miller will be joined by Professor Martin Innes for a discussion about online disinformation. Professor Innes is Director of the Crime and Security Research Institute, and Universities’ Police Science Institute at Cardiff University.
A criminologist by training, he has particular expertise in policing and counter-terrorism, and is the author of 4 books and a large number of scholarly articles. Recently, he has been leading a major international research programme focused upon understanding (dis)information operations.
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Institute of Welsh Affairs
Registered Number: 2151006
Registered Charity No: 1078435
Companies Act 2006
NOTICE is hereby given under the Act mentioned above of the Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Welsh Affairs to be held online on Zoom on Wednesday 25 November 2020 from 4.30pm for the following purposes:
To consider and if thought fit adopt new Articles of Association via Special Resolution as detailed below;
THAT with effect from the conclusion of the meeting the draft articles of association attached to this resolution be adopted as the articles of association of the Company in substitution for, and to the exclusion of, the Company’s existing articles of association.
To consider and if thought fit, pass the following Resolutions as to the ordinary business of the Company relating to the Directors, Auditors and Accounts, and in particular the following Ordinary Resolutions:
- That the minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 20 November 2019 be approved.
- That the Report of the Directors and the financial statements of the Company for the year ended 31 March 2020 now submitted to this meeting be and are hereby received.
- That Chartered Accountants Watts Gregory LLP be appointed as providers of accounting services to the Company, to hold office until the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting and that their remuneration be fixed by the Directors.
- That the reappointment of Eurfyl ap Gwilym, Nigel Griffiths and Laura McAllister as trustees of the Company to hold office until the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting be noted.
- That the reappointment of Helen Mortlock as trustee of the Company to hold office for a second four year term be noted.
- That the appointment of Leena Farhat, Sarah Prescott, Shereen Williams and Alison Wride as trustees of the Company for a period of four years from the date of the Board meeting held on 29 July 2020 be noted.
- That the resignations of Gerald Holtham and David Clubb as trustees of the Company are noted and both are thanked for their service to the IWA.
- ‘IWA in the time of coronavirus – our current focus and priorities’ – update from Auriol Miller, followed by Q&A .
- Any Other Business.
1. Any member of the Company entitled to attend, speak and vote at the above mentioned meeting may appoint a proxy to attend, speak and, on a poll, vote instead of that member. A proxy may demand, or join in demanding, a poll. A proxy need not be a member of the Company.
2. To be valid the instrument appointing a proxy and any authority under which it is executed (or a copy of the same certified notarially) must be deposited at the registered office of the Company not less than 48 hours before the time of the meeting.
3. Copies of the balance sheet and every document required by law to be annexed to it which are to be laid before the above mentioned meeting may be requested, and the statutory registers are available for inspection during normal business hours without charge at the registered office of the Company.
4. The minutes of the 2019 AGM held at the National Dance Company of Wales on 20 November 2019 are available to read here.
1630 – 1640 Welcome and introductions from Auriol Miller
1640 – 1700 AGM Business
1700 – 1730 Wales, elections and the age of online disinformation + Q&A
Auriol Miller in discussion with Prof. Martin Innes
1750 – 1800 Conclusion and thanks from Auriol Miller