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20 March 2024

Carol Knowles elected
President of Accord

2024–2026 term
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Carol Knowles elected President of Accord

The election for the role of Accord President closed on Tuesday, 19th March.

The scrutineers’ report setting out the results is available here.

Carol Knowles - President elect

Carol Knowles from the Halifax in Bolton has been elected as the next President of Accord. She will take office on Friday 19th April 2024 and will continue in this role until the close of the union’s biennial conference in 2026.

Carol, who is the current longest serving member of Accord’s Principal Executive Council (PEC), said:

"I am very proud and honoured to have been elected as Accord’s new President for the next term, there will be many challenges ahead in the next two years and I hope , together with the Vice Presidents, the PEC and the staff at Accord, we can achieve the best outcomes for all our members.

Thanks to all who took the time to vote for me, it means a great deal."

Accord’s General Secretary, Ged Nichols, said:

“Thanks to all members who voted on this important election.

The unsuccessful candidates have been thanked for their participation and their commitment to Accord. Their contributions continue to be valued.

Congratulations to Carol our new President and to the 17 members of Accord’s new Principal Executive Committee who will be working with her and our Headquarters team to deliver for our members through to 2026.”

Your new Principal Executive Council

The names and workplaces of PEC members for the 2024-26 term are:

Any queries should be sent to [email protected]

Download scrutineer report

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