NFUS is seeking president
NOMINATIONS are now being taken for the positions of NFU Scotland’s president and two vice-presidents.
The election for these key appointments within Scottish agriculture will take place at the union’s meeting at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow, on Tuesday February 7, 2017. The union’s AGM and annual dinner will be staged at the same venue the day before.
Any NFUS member can be nominated for election, providing they are proposed and seconded by fellow NFUS members. The presidential position is held for two years and a president can serve a maximum of two consecutive two-year terms. Those elected vice-president will initially serve for two years before the post reverts to an annual election.
Members of NFU Scotland’s council – a body made up from representatives of each of the union’s 73 branches – will select the successful candidates.
Current president Allan Bowie, who farms in Fife and Stirlingshire, will complete his first two-year term at the union’s forthcoming AGM and has indicated he will be standing for election for a second two-year term.
Anyone wishing to stand as president or vice-president should contact NFUS chief executive Scott Walker to obtain a proposal form, which must be returned by Monday December 12.