We have finalised the results of our recent TAPAS Exco elections, and please find the results below:
Chair: 1 candidate
95.7% of respondents were happy for Dr Anna Spenceley to continue in her role as Chair
Economics: 2 candidates
1st place: Dr Thiago Beraldo Souza: 65.2% of vote
2nd place: Dr Mahmoud Sarhan: 34.7% of vote
Biodiversity: 4 candidates
1st place: Dr Yu-Fai Leung: 80% of vote
2nd place: Dr Pranab J Patar: 11% of vote
3rd/4th place: Masotja Kunene and Angel Nieva Garcia: both with 4.4% of vote
Number of TAPAS Group members voting: 47
% of membership (674 people): 7%
Anna Spenceley retains her position of chair, Yu-Fai Leung retains his previous position leading the biodiversity group, and Thiago Beraldo Souza moves from knowledge development to economics.
Sincere thanks to the efforts of Barbara Engels, the outgoing lead of the economics group. Her coordination over the past years and initiative to establish the ‘Visitor Counts!’ guideline with our members leaves an fantastic legacy.
Many thanks to all the candidates for putting their names forward, and also thanks to the TAPAS Group members that voted.