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Annual General Meeting

2021 voting results

Thank you to our members who voted in the 2021 Annual General Meeting. This year 106,754 members voted, which represents 8.9% of our eligible membership.

The table below shows the total number of votes cast. Members voted to approve the resolutions and the election and re-election of all directors.

To ensure fairness and accuracy, the AGM vote was independently scrutinised by Civica Election Services.

2021 results
Ordinary resolutions
To receive the Directors' Report, Annual Accounts and Annual Business Statement for the year ended 31 December 2020.
For: 104,836
Against: 1,052
Withheld: 862
In favour: 99.0%

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report for the year ended 31 December 2020.

The vote is advisory and Directors' remuneration is not conditional on it.

For: 96,172
Against: 8,326
Withheld: 2,253
In favour: 92.0%
To reappoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) as auditor of the Society to hold office until the end of the next Annual General Meeting.
For: 100,919
Against: 4,387
Withheld: 1,448
In favour: 95.8%
Election and re-election of directors
To re-elect Iraj Amiri as a director.
For: 100,901
Against: 4,090
Withheld: 1,759
In favour: 96.1%
To re-elect Catherine Martina Mary Doran as a director. 
For: 101,878
Against: 3,374
Withheld: 1,492
In favour: 96.8%
To re-elect Peter Nicholas Frost as a director. 
For: 101,903
Against: 3,194
Withheld: 1,653
In favour: 97.0%
To re-elect Gary Andrew Hoffman as a director. 
For: 101,350
Against: 3,663
Withheld: 1,734
In favour: 96.5%
To re-elect Joanne Louise Kenrick as a director. 
For: 101,815
Against: 3,433
Withheld: 1,491
In favour: 96.7%
To re-elect Shamira Mohammed as a director. 
For: 101,489
Against: 3,610
Withheld: 1,646
In favour: 96.6%
To re-elect Martin Alastair Stewart as a director. 
For: 101,859
Against: 3,203
Withheld: 1,683
In favour: 97.0%
To elect Stephen James Hughes as a director. 
For: 101,626
Against: 3,363
Withheld: 1,759
In favour: 96.8%
To elect Brendan John O'Connor as a director. 
For: 101,459
Against: 3,375
Withheld: 1,913
In favour: 96.8%
Are you eligible to vote in the AGM?

More than 1 million members are invited to vote in our AGM each year.

Eligible members:

  • Are 18 years of age or over on the date of the AGM.
  • Are first-named on a Coventry mortgage or savings account.
  • Owe at least £100 on a mortgage with Coventry Building Society or hold at least £100 in savings accounts with Coventry Building Society as at 31 December in the year before the AGM.
  • Must continue to owe at least £100 on a mortgage to the Society or hold savings with the Society up to and including the date of the AGM.

Go for a paperless vote

If you are registered for Online Services, you can update your settings to receive information about our Annual General Meeting by email and we'll send you the codes you'll need to be able to vote online.

Updating your AGM preferences

If you're eligible to vote at our Annual General Meeting, and have registered to receive emails from us, we'll send you a link to the official Notice of Meeting and Summary Financial Statement. We'll also provide you with details about the meeting itself and how you can cast your vote online. Our AGM is usually held in April each year.

Please note, you'll need to confirm your paperless preferences by 1 February for them to apply to the next AGM. Any changes you make after 1 February will affect your AGM settings in future years only.

You have the option to change your AGM settings at any time within Online Services.