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2021 Annual General Meeting

Important News about your AGM

Your Society’s 158th Annual General Meeting (AGM) is due to be held on Wednesday, 28 April 2021. In light of the ongoing pandemic, we feel sure you will agree that we must prioritise the health and safety of our members and employees. As such, this year’s AGM will be run by way of an online webinar facility with the quorum of participants – including the Board of Directors and independent scrutineer – in separate locations. We believe this approach is the safest way we can comply with Society Rules while also meeting our statutory obligations and affording you the opportunity to attend the meeting.

You will not be able to vote during the meeting due to the online format. In any case, most members already vote online or by post before the AGM. If you wish to vote, you will need to submit your vote by proxy in advance of the meeting to ensure it is counted. The closing date for receipt of votes is noon on 24 April 2021.

How can I attend the meeting?

You will be able to attend the AGM through a webinar facility and you will also be able to submit questions during the meeting. To attend the meeting using the webinar, you will need to register by sending an email to agmregistration@leekunited.co.uk by noon on 23 April 2021. When doing so, it would be appreciated if you could include your customer number, which can be found on your letter which was sent to you.
 

What happens if I have a question for the Board?

We invite you to submit any questions you have ahead of the meeting. You can do so via email to agmquestions@leekunited.co.uk or you can write to us at: AGM Questions, Customer Service Centre, 50 St. Edward Street, Leek Staffordshire, ST13 5DL. When doing so, it would be appreciated if you could include your customer number, which can be found on your letter which was sent to you. However, if you have registered to attend the webinar and should you wish to ask a question during the meeting, there will be a facility to do so.

All questions will be answered at the AGM and we assure you that a response will also be provided directly to you. The closing date for receipt of advance questions is noon on 27 April 2021.

Your vote counts

Enclosed with your mailing pack is your Proxy Voting Form along with our ‘You Can Depend On Us’ leaflet, which includes the 2020 Business Review, Summary Financial Statement, 2021 Notice of AGM and a summary of the changes to the Rules of the Society, giving you all the information you need to vote.

We would encourage you to vote online, where possible, to avoid any unnecessary travel. You can also post your completed voting form in the enclosed envelope.

Leek United Building Society is committed to being fair and to putting our members first in everything we do. The AGM is your opportunity to contribute to how your Society is run. We very much encourage you to vote.

If your shareholding is held in the name of a business, you are able to vote subject to the additional voting conditions set out in Shareholding Members, point (c) of the Voting Conditions section of the Proxy Voting Form.
 

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Please note that votes are captured on a secure voting portal administered by Howsons Electoral Services who are our appointed independent scrutineers for the AGM. You will require your user ID and password that can be found on the voting proxy form.

Directors Standing for Re-election

Meet our Directors standing for re-election here or read their full profiles by clicking here.

Keith Abercromby BSc, FIA

Keith Abercromby BSc, FIA

Independent Non-Executive Director since March 2016
Robert Broadbent BSc (Hons), ACA

Robert Broadbent BSc (Hons), ACA

Finance Director and Executive Director since April 2019
Rachel Court JP, BA (Hons) Oxon

Rachel Court JP, BA (Hons) Oxon

Independent Non-Executive Director since October 2014 and Independent Chair since April 2016
Richard Goddard MA (Hons), FCA

Richard Goddard MA (Hons), FCA

Independent Non-Executive Director since November 2011 and Senior Independent Director since June 2016
Andrew Healy MoB, BSc (Hons), MCIPD

Andrew Healy MoB, BSc (Hons), MCIPD

Chief Executive and Executive Director since December 2018
John Kelly ACA, BA (Hons)

John Kelly ACA, BA (Hons)

Operations Director and Executive Director since February 2017
​Jane Kimberlin BA (Hons)

​Jane Kimberlin BA (Hons)

Independent Non-Executive Director since November 2016
John Leveson MBA, FCIB

John Leveson MBA, FCIB

Independent Non-Executive Director since May 2015

Supporting Information for Your AGM

2020 You can depend on us booklet

You Can Depend On Us

2020 Business Review, Summary Financial Statement, 2021 Notice of Annual General Meeting & Voting Details.

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2020 AGM directors

Meet the Directors

Our Non-Executive and Executive Directors bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Board. They look after the financial interests of the Society and its members.

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2020 annual report and accounts

2020 Annual Report & Accounts

Read about the Society’s financial performance, strategy, outlook and a lot more.

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Rules of the Society

Rules of the Society

The Society’s rules are our main constitutional document and set out the principles and basis upon which the Society is governed, including the requirements for and how Members’ meetings are held. We are proposing to update the rules and a summary of the changes can be found in the Notice of AGM. A full copy of the current rules, a proposed version of the amended rules as tracked changes and a proposed clean version of the amended rules can be found here.

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Voting Conditions and Notes on Voting

Voting Conditions and Notes on Voting

Information on voting conditions and notes on voting can be found here.

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