Candidates able to run for the WCF Board of Directors themselves for the first time
The nomination window has opened for two seats on the board of directors of the World Curling Federation (WCF), including that of vice president for the Americas.
Voting for the roles is due to take place at the WCF Annual General Meeting (AGA), tentatively scheduled in St. Petersburg in September.
This will be the first time that nominees will be able to present themselves or by anyone else, following a new process adopted at last year’s remote AGM.
A candidate had previously to be presented by his national federation.
In addition to the vice president for the Americas, the first director position is also up for grabs.
Graham Prouse of Canada, currently holding the post of vice-president of the Americas, will run for re-election, but first manager Hew Chalmers of Scotland will not.
The winning candidates will be required to serve a four-year term.
The eight-person WCF board of directors includes members for staggered terms of four years, meaning that a quarter is usually to be elected each year.
Candidates will be screened and interviewed by the new Nominating Committee – chaired by Chalmers – before being added to the ballot, if approved.
Those with marketing and risk management skills in particular were encouraged to apply.
The deadline for applications is June 13.