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Members say ‘yes’ to key governance changes

In a strong show of support 95% of RTPI members who voted in our governance change ballot did so in favour of our proposals. The ballot was conducted around a series of important changes to our governance structure including a reduction in the size of the Board of Trustees, a recalibration of the General Assembly and a series of changes to the Institute’s bye-laws and regulations.

These changes will bring the Institute into line with current best practice guidelines issued by the Charity Commission, increasing transparency, accountability and good governance. The ballot followed an independent review by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and a lengthy consultation process with members

RTPI Chief Executive Victoria Hills said: “I am delighted that members have given their strong backing to these important changes to our governance structure and regulations. These changes will give both the Board and the General Assembly a renewed focus on the major issues that affect the profession.

“The changes are designed to create a leaner and more efficient governance structure as well as reducing barriers to entry for members looking to get involved in governance roles. This is part of our commitment to good governance and to being an institute that is both robust and flexible in facing challenges today and into the future.”

The changes are anticipated to apply to our 2022 elections, but this is subject to their approval by the Privy Council. If you’d like to know more about the changes you can take a look at our FAQs here.

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