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AGM Report

last updated on September 27, 2016 12:57

AGM Report

The 18th Annual General Meeting of British Dressage was held on Thursday 15 September 2016 at The Oak Tree, Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire.

Chief Executive Jason Brautigam opened the meeting by welcoming those who attended and followed with apologies.

The results of the proposed Ordinary Resolutions as set out in the Notice of AGM were as follows:

1. To re-elect Chairman. Penny Pollard had not been opposed as Chairman and with the approval of the members present, was duly elected for a second term.

2. To re-elect International Director. David Trott had not been opposed as International Director and with the approval of the members present, was duly elected for a second term.

3. To re-elect Para Director. David Hamer had not been opposed as Para Director and with the approval of the members present, was duly elected for a second term.

4. To elect BYRDS Director. The CEO reported an independent ballot had taken place of paid members by Mi-Voice. He confirmed that with the majority of votes (43.3%), Claire Moir was duly elected BYRDS Director.

5. To receive the Financial Statements of British Dressage for the year ended 31 December 2015 and the Directors’ and Auditors’ Reports thereon. Download - Financial Statements of British Dressage. The CEO introduced Iryndeep Kaur-Delay from auditors KPMG. She drew attention to page 7 of the Financial Statement which is the independent auditor’s report to the members of British Dressage from KPMG. The CEO proposed that the Financial Statements and accompanying reports for the period ending 31 December be approved. This was seconded by Lotte Olsen and carried with 52 votes for, zero against.

6. To appoint KPMG as the auditors of British Dressage and to authorise the Board to fix their remuneration. The CEO proposed this Resolution to be carried which was seconded by Claire Moir and a vote of 56 for, zero against, the Resolution was carried.

Special Business

The following resolution was proposed as Special Resolutions:

1. That the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company produced to the meeting and signed or initialed for the purposes of identification by the Chairman be adopted as the new Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company in substitution for the existing Memorandum and Articles of Association. The CEO proposed the Special Resolution be approved and this was seconded by Anita Darken. A vote of 49 for and zero against carried the Special Resolution.

The CEO then thanked the outgoing BYRDS Director Janet Horswill, on behalf of all of British Dressage, for her hard work and dedication to the sport.

The Directors then gave reports on their individual portfolios. The Chairman then acknowledged the achievements made by British Dressage and at the same time acknowledged and thanked the CEO and his senior management team through his leadership for their continued hard work.

There were questions from the floor and full minutes will be issued once approved by the Board of Directors.