Chief Executive's external meetings

About our chief executive's external meetings

Our Chief Executive meets with parliamentarians, MPs and other groups to discuss:

  • what we’re working towards and what’s important to us
  • how we can work together on the priorities we share 
  • our areas of expertise and experience

We publish information about these meetings so you can see who our Chief Executive is meeting with, and why.

2019 meetings


DateAbout the meeting
19 SeptemberLouise Edwards spoke at the Electoral Law Forum seminar, and John Holmes and Bob Posner also attended
18 SeptemberBob Posner, Sue Bruce and Andy O'Neill gave evidence on the Referendums (Scotland) Bill to the Scottish Parliament’s Finance & Constitution Committee
11 SeptemberBob Posner met Jes Ladva, Partner - Local & Central Government at Odgers
10 SeptemberBob Posner, Ailsa Irvine, Craig Westwood and Tom Hawthorn to meet Shadow Cabinet Office Team to discuss the electoral registration feasibility studies
10 SeptemberJohn Holmes and Bob Posner to meet James Cleverly MP, Conservative Party Chairman


DateAbout the meeting
9 AugustBob Posner met Sasha Havlicek, Chief Executive of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue for an introductory meeting and to see if there were any common areas of interest between our two organisations
6 AugustBob Posner met Elizabeth Denham, the Information Commissioner, for an update meeting


DateAbout the meeting
29 JulyBob Posner and Louise Edwards met with Dame Glenys Stacey of the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation as part of their review of online targeting
25 to 26 JulyBob Posner attended the Cambridge Conference on Electoral Democracy. The main theme for this year’s conference was strengthening the capacity of electoral commissions
23 JulyBob Posner and Louise Edwards gave evidence to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s inquiry into electoral law
23 JulyBob Posner and Craig Westwood gave evidence to the Exiting the European Union’s enquiry into the progress of the UK’s negotiations on European Union withdrawal
22 JulyBob Posner and Louise Edwards had an introductory meeting with Commander Alex Murray, the Commission’s new contact at the Metropolitan Police Service
16 to 18 JulyJohn Holmes and Bob Posner attended the Four Countries Conference, which included a stakeholder reception, hosted by the UK Electoral Commission at Speaker’s House on the evening of 18 July
9 JulyBob Posner chaired, and Ailsa Irvine attended, a meeting of the Electoral Coordination and Administration Board. The main discussion focused on experiences of the May polls and reflecting on lessons learnt for the future coordination of electoral events


DateAbout the meeting
22 JuneBob Posner and John Holmes met with Jo Swinson MP to discuss European Election issues
20 JuneBob Posner, Craig Westwood and Ailsa Irvine spoke to the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee about electoral law reform 
18 JuneBob Posner and Louise Edwards gave evidence to the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee at their hearing on digital campaigning and payments to parties, especially following the European elections. 
17 JuneBob Posner attended a discussion at the House of Commons hosted by Baiba Braže, Ambassador of Latvia, and Damian Collins MP, Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee ‘Digital interference in elections and democratic processes’


DateAbout the meeting
28 MarchAn update meeting with Brandon Lewis MP, Chairman of the Conservative Party
20 MarchReception at 11 Downing Street with Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation 
18 MarchApproval of Business Plan and Main Estimate with the Speaker's Committee
14 MarchSpeaking at seminar at Electoral Law Forum
8 MarchWorkshop on Board appraisals, with Deloitte's Board Advisory Practice with Association of Chief Executives (ACE) 
6 MarchDiscussion of issues around election spending with Lord Haywood, Lord Kennedy of Southwark, Baroness Kennedy of Cradley, Lord Tyler, Lord Rennard and Lord McInnes of Kilwinning
6 MarchAn update meeting with Chloe Smith MP, Minster for the Constitution, and Gary Cann and John Askew, from the National Police Chief’s Council 
6 MarchAn update meeting with Security Services officials


DateAbout the meeting
20 FebruaryAn update meeting with Chris Flatt, Director of Strategy and Legacy, and Stefano Imbriano, Head of Political Policy, Strategy and Implementation, Northern Ireland Office 
19 FebruaryApproval of Supplementary Estimate with the Speaker's Committee
12 FebruaryAn update meeting with Craig Mackinlay MP
8 FebruaryRegular meeting with Electoral Fraud Reduction and Prevention
national seminar
7 FebruaryRound table ‘The do’s and don’ts of giving evidence to a select committee’, with Margaret Hodge MP, former Chair of the Public Accounts Committee with Association of Chief Executive (ACE)
6 FebruaryIntroductory meeting with Bridget Phillipson MP, spokesperson for the Speaker’s Committee


DateAbout the meeting
30 JanuaryAn update meeting with Charles Kriel, Specialist Advisor to DCMS Select Committee 
28 JanuaryRoundtable ‘Challenges arising from digital campaigning’ with representatives from the Committee on Standards in Public Life, Advertising Standards Authority, UK Statistics Authority, Equalities and Human Rights Commission, Ofcom, Information Commissions Office and the Broadcasters’ Liaison Group
25 JanuaryAn update meeting with Peter Lee, Director of the Cabinet Office's
Constitution Group, and Simon James
8 JanuaryAn update meeting with officials from the Joint Intelligence Agency


2018 meetings

Last updated: 8 October 2019
Next review: 30 May 2020