IBMA would like to invite nominations for the following vacancy on our Council:
Chair of Natural Substances
The Professional Group Chair represents a vibrant group of technical and regulatory specialists from member companies who provide biological solutions for agriculture, forestry, amenity, home and garden, and public health to promote a sustainable future.
The position becomes vacant from October 2023 and is for a 3-year tenure in accordance with the IBMA Statutes and Internal Regulations.
Responsibilities of the Position:
- Lead the Natural Substances Professional Group in technical issues related to the group.
- Through the Professional Group expertise, develop positions on key policy topics for the technology.
- Co-ordinate an effective and active Steering Committee.
- Ensure an effective communication between the Council and the Professional Group as well as within the group, with at least 2 full meetings per year and more frequent steering committee meetings (quarterly or monthly SC meetings according to the intensity of legislative or market activity).
- Generously share your expertise, networks and passion for biocontrol with a large group of professionals across the year, and particularly during the Annual Biocontrol Industry Meeting ABIM.
- Organise meetings and training/webinars for the group with the assistance, if required, of the Secretariat.
- Hold a seat on the IBMA Council in a statutory role representing the Professional Group and advocating for their needs and interests. Engage with the IBMA Board and other Council members.
As a Council member you will decide on the Associations strategy, submit an activity report to the General Assembly, take decisions regarding new members and the suspension or exclusion of members and take decisions on the establishment and closing down of working parties and national groups.
Potential candidates should possess the following qualities:
- Experience in the biocontrol industry
- Good leadership
- Good networking skills
- Fluency in English as the working language of the association
They should desire to:
- Develop and implement strategies to promote their Professional Group interests
- Engage with other Council members in particular other Professional Group and National Group heads.
Lara Ramaekers, the current Chair, having done the maximum term, cannot stand again.
Each candidate’s dossier should contain:
- A brief motivational letter describing the contribution which they wish to offer to the Macrobials Professional Group.
- A short biography
- An identity photograph
Candidate dossiers should be sent to the Office Manager, Soizick Menais before 17.00 CET September 15th, 2023.
If more than one candidate application is received the candidatures dossiers and a ballot sheet will be circulated on 19th September to all those eligible to vote (Chairs are elected via a vote within the Professional Group). If only one candidate application is received the appointment of this candidate will be announced.
Ballot sheets should be returned by EOB October 17th, 2023 at the latest. The election will close on this date.
The results will be declared on October 23rd.
If you would like to discuss this role or have any question, please do not hesitate to contact Jennifer.