We’re pleased to announce the results of the inaugural UKDCA board elections that took place during the AGM on Friday 26th September 2014.
The AGM was hosted at Bold Rocket, 77-79 Great Eastern Street, London, EC2A 3HU with a healthy attendance of around 25 UKDCA members.
The meeting was opened by Communications Working Group lead, Paul Ferris, who gave a rundown of activity that has been taking place at the UKDCA over the course of the last few months.
This was followed by the hustings, delivered in person by 8 of the 10 candidates present. Each took to the floor to deliver their pitch after which Sian Jones delivered the Statements of Intent on behalf of the absent Adam Vaziri and Akif Kahn.
With the majority of the ballots having been cast by proxy, those outstanding were cast in the room before being sent off for counting.
Margharita Fairbarn then delivered a presentation of the extensive media database that she has compiled for the Communications Group to utilise in there efforts to become as streamlined and effective as possible. It’s an excellent piece of work and will be an essential tool as we look to broaden our reach.
Finally, with the votes now counted, all that was left was for the results to be announced.
The Interim Board had recommended that the new board should consist of 5 members (down from the 7 interim members) but, as stipulated in our Articles of Association, anyone achieving 50% or more of the vote would be elected.
From an eligible electorate of 76, 54 ballots were cast (71% turnout). 27 votes were therefore required.
The results are as follows:
Adam Cleary 33*
Adam Vaziri 36*
Akif Khan 9
Eitan Jankelewitz 33*
Eric Benz 20
Nadav Rosenberg 19
Paul Gordon 48*
Richard Folsom 11
Simon Dixon 22
Tom Robinson 36*
* Denotes elected members
With this mandate the new board is looking forward to maintaining their efforts in advocating for Digital Currencies, and block chain technologies in general, on behalf of our members and the wider community in the UK as well as building upon initial collaborations with similar groups across Europe.
We’d also like to thank those candidates not successful on this occasion for standing and for their offers to pursue an active role within the organisation in order to achieve our mutual objectives.
Finally, we’d like to thank all of our members for their continued support and for playing their part by turning out in impressive force to take part in these elections.
The Board will be meeting in the very near future to discuss our strategy for the year ahead and will update you all accordingly as soon as we can.
The UKDCA Board