New Executive Committee Introduced as 2011 AGM Election Results Announced

Published on 2011-04-25

On Wednesday, 20 April, members of the Chamber gathered to hear the results of the Executive Committee elections, which were announced at the Annual General Meeting.

On Wednesday, 20 April, British Chamber members gathered to hear the results of the Executive Committee elections, which were announced at the **Annual General Meeting** held at the [Four Seasons Hotel](http://www.fourseasons.com/shanghai/).

After a few rounds of drinks and canapes, members made their way into the meeting area to hear an update from outgoing Chair Luise Schafer. Luise highlighted the Chamber's participation in [Shanghai World Expo 2010](http://en.expo2010.cn/) events as well as the [British Business Awards](http://britishbusinessawards.cn/) as key achievements in 2010, and offered members an overview of recent restructuring at the Chamber, the establishment of a business development team, and ongoing work on the Chamber's new website.

Luise was followed by 2010 Treasurer Steven Parker, who offered a quick overview of the Chamber's finances for 2010, and Chair of the Charity Committee Peter Harris, who highlighted the Chamber's CSR achievements over the past year with particular emphasis on work done with [Lifeline Shanghai](http://www.lifelineshanghai.com) and [Hands On China](http://www.handsonchina.org).

A motion to clarify nomination procedures described in the Chamber's constitution was passed nearly unanimously by the quorum present before the returning officer, Peter Wickenden, consul and head of trade at the [British Consulate General Shanghai](http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/find-an-embassy/asia-and-oceania/consulate-general-shanghai), announced the results of this year's election:

**Chair**

[Rory Farquhar-Thomson](/node/215)

**Vice Chairs**

[Peter Harris](/node/63) and [Steven Parker](/node/57)

**Treasurer**

[Patrick Sullivan](/node/222)

**At-Large Members**

[Andrew Lemmis](/node/220), [David King](/node/216), [Ian Crawford](/node/221) and [James Allan](/node/219)

Members of the Executive Committee staying on for another year who were not up for election this year include At-Large members [Liz Jennings](/node/60), [Ian Gow](/node/59) and [Vicky Li](/node/62).