At the first Trustee meeting after the AGM, when appointing a Chairperson, can I vote for myself?
Some people say no – because they refer to PMR 14(3)(b)
- A trustee is disqualified from voting in respect of —
- any proposed or current contract or dispute with the body corporate to which
the trustee is a party; and
- any other matter in which the trustee has any direct or indirect personal
But if you think about that in a practical sense you understand that that is not a valid argument. The Chairperson must be elected from the number of Trustees; if all the Trustees who are nominated cannot vote who will remain?
So yes when voting for the appointment of a Chairperson at the first Trustee meeting after the AGM you can vote for yourself