AGM results

Thank you to our members who voted in the 2023 Annual General Meeting. This year 82,857 members voted, which represents 7.08% 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.


Read our 2023 AGM minutes here.

2023 voting results


Ordinary Resolutions          Result
1. To receive the Directors’ Report, Annual Accounts and Annual Business Statement for the year ended 31 December 2022.

         For: 81,573

         Against: 641

         Withheld: 635

         In favour: 99.2%

2. To approve the Directors’ Remuneration Report for the year ended 31 December 2022.

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

         For: 75,141

         Against: 5,949

         Withheld: 1,759

         In favour: 92.7%

3. To approve the Remuneration Policy.


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

         For: 74,672

         Against: 6,207

         Withheld: 1,971

         In favour: 92.3%

4. To reappoint PricewaterhouseCoopers UK (PwC) as Auditors of the Society to hold office until the end of the next Annual General Meeting.      

         For: 78,838

         Against: 2,926

         Withheld: 1,084

         In favour: 96.4%


Election and re-election of directors          Result
5. To elect David Thorburn as a director.

         For: 79,269

         Against: 2,231

         Withheld: 1,348

         In favour: 97.3%

6. To re-elect Stephen James Hughes as a director.

         For: 79,065

         Against: 2,480

         Withheld: 1,300

         In favour: 97.0%

7. To re-elect Iraj Amiri as a director.


         For: 78,581

         Against: 2,865

         Withheld: 1,394

         In favour: 96.5%

8. To re-elect Joanne Louise Kenrick as a director.    

         For: 79,245

         Against: 2,425

         Withheld: 1,174

         In favour: 97.0%

 9. To re-elect Shamira Mohammed as a director.

         For: 78,832

         Against: 2,691

         Withheld: 1,320

         In favour: 96.7%

10. To re-elect Brendan O'Connor as a director.  

         For: 78,946

         Against: 2,503

         Withheld: 1,396

         In favour: 96.9%

11. To re-elect Lee Raybould as a director.

         For: 79,254

         Against: 2,311

         Withheld: 1,275

         In favour: 97.2%

12. To re-elect Martin Alastair Stewart as a director.

         For: 79,142

         Against: 2,354

         Withheld: 1,347

         In favour: 97.1%

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 Building Society 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 preferences to receive information about our AGM 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 AGM, and have registered to receive emails from us, we'll send you a link to the official Notice of AGM 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.


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