One of you, many of us.

Could you make a difference to Directors UK? Stand as a candidate in the Board elections

It is both an exciting and challenging time for directors. While the creative and political environment is changing fast, we are pushing forward with our own campaigns and projects for better pay and creative rights, fairer rewards for the uses of your rights, and improved career prospects for all directors.

In all these endeavors it is crucial that Directors UK is able to give its members as strong a voice as possible. We want to ensure that the directing community is heard, that individuals can benefit from the support of their peers, and that Directors UK can continue to improve our incomes and our working lives.

But to do this best we need your help.

This year all elected and co-opted members of the current Board of directors must stand down or offer themselves for re-election – and so we need you to stand for election and help carry on their good work.

There will be 16 Board seats filled in total. The posts to be filled are:

  • Five general Board seats

  • Five committee Chair seats: Film, Television Fiction, Television Factual, Entertainment/Multi-camera and a new seat for Animation
  • Four Nations and Regions Representative seats: Scotland, Wales, North West England and South West England

  • One Associate Members’ Representative
  • One Successor Members’ Representative, i.e. the beneficiaries of the estates of deceased directors

By joining our Board you really can make a difference to the issues that affect you.

Want to find out more about what being a Board member entails? Download the one-page role description summary, or the longer version which contains a full overview of the duties and expectations that come with serving as a member of the Board. 

To submit your nomination, please visit:

The closing date for nominations is midday on Friday 21 April 2017.

Who can stand?

Any Directors UK member may stand for the general board seats and for the chairs of the committees.

Any member living or regularly working in a nation or region may stand for that Nations and Regions Representative seat.

Only Associate members may stand for Associate Members’ Representative, and only Successor members may stand for Successors Members’ Representative.

Nominees must provide either a written or video statement to support their candidacy, as well as a short biography and a list of their three biggest priorities.

Directors UK members wishing to stand for election must be nominated by two members of Directors UK.

The voting process will commence on Monday 8 May and close at midday on Friday 9 June. The result of the election will be announced at the AGM on Monday 12 June.

The nominations process is being managed on behalf of Directors UK by Mi-Voice. If you have any questions about the process, please contact them on: 02380 763 987 or