Following an indicative vote on adopting new Articles of Association (Statutes) and Internal Rules at the IFRRO Annual General Meeting in early November in Edinburgh, this week the new Statutes were formally adopted at an Extraordinary General Meeting in Brussels, before Notary Public, Tim Carnewal.
Yngve Slettholm and Caroline Morgan ©IFRRO
The meeting was attended by 46 RRO members, 9 Associate RRO members, 6 Provisional RRO members and 19 Creator and Publisher members by proxy, and IFRRO President, Yngve Slettholm, CEO Caroline Morgan and Head of Legal Affairs, Catherine Starkie in person.
The new Statutes comply with the requirements of the 2019 Belgian Code for Companies and Associations and also reflect the outcome of a systematic review of the Statutes to simplify the language and structure to make them more flexible and understandable. Some key changes include the possibility of meetings being held via any means of telecommunications, a simplified and streamlined process for the appointment of proxies and the clarification of the residual powers of the Board of Directors. The new Statutes come into effect immediately and are available on the IFRRO website in both English and French, together with the amended Internal Rules.