AGM 2015

Minutes of the ASC Annual General Meeting

Friday 20th November 2015 12.30

The Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London EC1Y 8LX


1   Apologies for Absence

There were no apologies for absence.

2   Minutes of last Annual General Meeting

The minutes of the last meeting were accepted. Proposed by Raz Khan and seconded by Randy Banks.

3   Matters Arising

There were no matters arising.

4   Report from the Chairman of the Executive Committee – Peter Wills

In previous years, the ASC has sought the support of commercial organisations at individual conferences. This has taken the form of both conference sponsorship and exhibition spaces, and we are very grateful to all these organisations that have contributed. 2015 is the first year in which we have sought commercial sponsorship of the ASC itself, and it has proved very successful. We now have 7 sponsors, all of whom have a regular presence on our website and via marketing at all of our conferences. Our sponsors are Cobalt Sky, Data Liberation, Google Consumer Surveys, Merlinco, MRDC, Snap Surveys and YouGov. We very much value their contribution and thank them for their continued support.

I would like to thank all the members of the committee, all of whom have very busy lives but still give their time freely to help with the running of the ASC. Behind the scenes Christine Jenkins works tirelessly as our administrator and ensures the very smooth operation of the committee.

The next international conference will be held in September 2016 in Winchester. Our talented events sub-committee of Raz Khan, Tim Macer, David Birks, randy Banks and Pat Molloy are currently planning the event and will soon be launching a call for papers. We are looking forward to a healthy supply of synopses to sift through and area expecting another successful conference in September.

5   Treasurer’s Report and Presentation of the Annual Accounts – Raz Khan

The Treasurer reported that the organisation is in good shape financially.

ASC Profit and Loss Account for year ending 30th April 2015 (pdf)

6   Election to the Executive Committee – Garj Basi

The current executive committee consists of the following (with the year of their last election)

Elected Members Last Elected
Randy Banks, University of Essex 2012
Raz Khan, Cobalt Sky (Treasurer) 2012
Pat Molloy, Independent 2013
Garj Basi, Kantar(Secretary) 2013
Tim Macer, Meaning Ltd 2013
Steve Taylor, We Work With Data 2013
A.J Johnson, GfK 2013
Chris Morgan, Data Liberation 2013
David Birks, University of Winchester 2014
Rebecca Cole, Cobalt Sky 2014
Mike Trotman, Lucidence Ltd 2014
Ed Ross, Teleosys 2014
Peter Wills, Snap Surveys (Chair) 2014

The following members of the executive were required to seek re-election under paragraph 7.1 of the constitution:

Elected Members Last Elected
Randy Banks, University of Essex 2012
Raz Khan, Cobalt Sky (Treasurer) 2012

No other nominations were received and the above-listed members were declared duly elected. Proposed by Pat Molloy and seconded by Beverley Rowe.

7   Any Other Business

There was no other business.