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New Council Members Elected 2024

  • Thursday May 23, 2024

At the IHE Council meeting held in Coventry University on 22nd February 2024 it was announced that a ballot was due to be called to seek replacements for 8 members of councils who had completed their current term of office, whether that was their first term of office or their second.

A call for nominations was opened on 26th February and closed on 29th March at which time 14 nominations had been received this was later reduced to 13 nominations due to the withdrawal of Ross Bullerwell.

The election was formally opened on Tuesday 2nd April as an online ballot only. The ballot remained opened until Friday 26th April at 5:00pm when it was formally closed.

Below is the result of the ballot which has been verified and formally checked.

These individuals will be elected to IHE Council as of the AGM due to be held on Friday 21st June 2024 at Stirling Castle.

IHE Elected Members

Chris Bowley
cb+ Associates
Andrew Brown
BCP Council
Paula Claytonsmith
Andy Cole
Devon CC


Gafoor Din
Warwickshire CC 
Kat Draper
Mott MacDonald
Oliver Samways
Westcotec Ltd
Lyn Turner


The following candidate was elected in the student ballot also held at the same time.

Rhys Griffiths
Swansea University


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