The staff report to an executive committee of elected APIL members, which is led by a team of officers comprising the president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer. Executive committee members work on a voluntary basis, tirelessly striving to achieve APIL’s objectives for the benefit of injured people.
The executive committee meets on a regular basis, usually between six to eight times annually.
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- The vice-president shall preside over all meetings in the absence of the president
- In the event of a vacancy in the office of president, the vice-president shall take his or her place
- The vice-president is expected to deputise for the president, where necessary, in any work the president is unable to undertake for whatever reason.
- APIL members may stand for election for the following:
- Executive Committee (officers and additional officers)
- Special Interest Group Co-ordinators
- Special Interest Group Secretaries
- Regional Group Co-ordinators
- Regional Group Secretaries
- Nominations shall be put forward to the APIL office at the appropriate time on the required form.
- Each APIL member (fully paid up and eligible to vote) may nominate – one candidate and/or second one candidate, in each election.
- APIL’s secretary will not nominate or second candidates, but will remain eligible to vote.
- An APIL member becomes a candidate as soon as he/she is nominated to stand in an election.
- Candidates will be asked to submit to the APIL office up to 300 words, including biographical details, in support of their candidature. APIL's chief executive shall have the power to edit or refuse to accept unlawful or factually incorrect details.
- The details of all candidates will be circulated together, by the APIL office, to either the full membership (for EC elections) or to the relevant membership sections (for SIG and Regional Group elections).
- No additional written material, or electronic communications may be circulated and/or distributed by, and/or in support of, a candidate in any election.
- If additional material is found to be in circulation or, direct or indirect canvassing identified, APIL's Executive Committee reserves the right to withdraw the candidate from the elections.
- Canvassing of any nature is not permitted by members who may be nominated for APIL's Annual Awards.
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