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NCT General Meeting

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National Childbirth Trust, 30 Euston Square, London, NW1 2FB

FAO The Board of Trustees

I, being a member of the National Childbirth Trust, hereby request that the Board of Trustees of the said charity call a General Meeting.

In accordance with the terms of the Companies Act, Section 303, I give notice that the general nature of business to be conducted shall be to allow the membership an opportunity to question the Board on 

  • the circumstances under which Seana Talbot and Bryan Macpherson ceased to be Trustees of the charity in December 2016
  • NCT’s compliance, or otherwise, with its own governing documents and applicable legal requirements
  • NCT’s intended level of ongoing commitment to the principles of a member-led organisation
  • The judgement, decision-making and performance of the Board and senior executives

I also propose that the following resolution be put to a vote:-

That this General Meeting resolves to

  • reinstate Seana Talbot to her previously held position of elected Trustee and, in so doing, re-invokes the mandate given by the membership in 2015 that she serve as President of the Charity until 2020 in accordance with the relevant sections of the Charity's Articles of Association, and
  • instruct the Board to reinstate Bryan Macpherson to his previously held position as appointed Trustee, and that he may serve as Trustee of the Charity for a period of four years from such date of appointment, in accordance with Article 14 in the Charity's Articles of Association


Requisition supported by:
Sue Saxey                  President 2010-2015     (member since 1989)

Gail Werkmeister        President 2005- 2010     (member since 1987)

Gillian Fletcher MBE   President 2000-2005     (member since 1972)

Barbara Kott                President 1995-2000     (member since 1976)

Beryl Hobson (Former Chair)

Nina El-Imad (Former Hon Treasurer)

Julie Stein-Hodgins (Former Hon Secretary)

Malcolm Ashton (Former Trustee)

Greg Hall (Former Trustee)

Susy Broekhuizen (ANT, Former Trustee)

Joseph Lowe (Former Finance Director and Company Secretary)

Roslyn Macpherson (Tutor, BFC)


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