Governance

ALARM is a not-for-profit professional membership association that has supported risk management professionals for over 30 years.

With around 1,000 members, ALARM is unique in that it is run by members, for members, so everyone can get involved. Membership is available to anyone with a responsibility for (but not limited to) risk, insurance, business continuity, emergency response, governance, health & safety, assurance, audit and anti-fraud.

ALARM is limited by guarantee and, in all of our activities, we must operate within the rules set out in the Articles of Association and Memorandum of Association.

We are governed by a Board of Directors, who are elected and appointed from the membership. Elections are held when vacancies arise, usually in spring with posts beginning at the ALARM Conference. Posts are available to full members of ALARM. Voting members are requested to vote for their preferred candidate(s). The Board can appoint individuals to meet business needs.

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

ALARM is required by the Articles of Association to hold an AGM which occurs at the ALARM Conference each year. The last AGM was held on 22 June 2021. The next AGM will take place on Monday 4 July.

AGM 2022 agenda

AGM 2021 recording

AGM 2021 minutes

The meetings are held to conduct business on behalf of the association, including:

  • Company report
  • President's report
  • Adoption of accounts
  • Approval of auditors
  • Result of Board election
  • Announcement of named officials.

Accounting records are kept in accordance with the Companies Act 2006. The accounts of the company are prepared by the nominated auditors and certified accordingly. Such accounts are presented to the AGM following the end of the financial year which runs from 1 January to 31 December.

We present our accounts in an annual report, which also includes a report from the President, Company Secretary, Finance Director and a summary of ALARM activities.

Policies and procedures

The following documents are available to members on request:

  • Charging policy
  • Code of conduct
  • Expenses and subsistence policy
  • Financial procedures
  • Health & safety policy
  • Hospitality policy
  • Information security policy
  • Risk management policy
  • Treasury management policy
  • Anti-fraud and bribery policy.

If you have any queries relating to any of these documents, please contact our team today and we'll be happy to help you.

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