Notice of Election of Honorary Secretary-elect and Executive Committee Members, to take up positions following the Annual Meeting on Friday 15th May 2020

Nominations are invited for the following posts:

1. Honorary Secretary-elect for three years with effect from 21st May 2021. The person elected will act as Honorary Secretary-elect for one year from 15th May 2020.

2. Three Ordinary Executive Committee Members (three-year term of office).

Prof Marc Van de Velde and Dr Robin Russell are eligible for re-election having served a single term of three years.

Application via nomination forms, available here or alternatively from the OAA Secretariat on +44 20 7631 8883 or by emailing

Any person wishing to stand for a post must submit the nomination form, signed by a proposer and seconder. Nominees, their proposers and seconders must be members of the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association, in good standing.

Please complete the form and return to:

Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association, 21 Portland Place, London W1B 1PY; or scan and e-mail a copy to; or fax to 020 7631 4352.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is 9am on Tuesday 7th April 2020.

The Secretary must receive all nominations by the closing date. An OAA member may nominate more than one person for each vacancy.

The names of those nominated to fill the vacancies, their grade/job title, hospital and proposer and seconder and copies of their election statement will be published on the members’ area of the OAA’s website no later than Friday 10th April 2020.

An unopposed nomination for Honorary Secretary-elect will automatically be elected. If the number of nominations for the post of Ordinary Executive Committee Member is less than or the same as the available number of vacancies, then the nominees will be automatically elected.

Where there are more valid nominations for the Honorary Secretary-elect post or for Executive Committee Members, than the number of vacancies, the election to fill those vacancies will occur by electronic voting through the members’ area of the OAA’s website. Each OAA Member will be entitled to cast a number of votes equivalent to the number of vacancies for Honorary Secretary-elect and Executive Committee Member to be filled.

The election will be in accordance with any instructions displayed on the members’ area of the OAA’s website and will open no later than Friday 10th April 2020 and close at 17.00 hours on Thursday 14th May 2020.

The results of the electronic vote will be declared on Friday 15th May 2020.

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