Annual General Meeting: New Board and statute changes

The Annual General Meeting of the British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce was held in Reykjavík 23 February 2017. Lárus Ásgeirsson, the Vice-Chairman of the British-Icelandic Chamber of Commerce, opened the meeting and welcomed all particpants to the meeting. William Symington, Chairman of BICC, could not attend the meeting and therefore Lárus chaired the meeting and Hulda Bjarnadóttir, the Managing Director of BICC, was named secretary. Following that the highlights of last year's activities were covered by a statement written by the Chairman.

A new board was elected and consists of the following members:

William Symington, Anacrusis Consulting Ltd.

UK South Chapter Committee
Danielle Neben, Living Lab Iceland
Guðmundur Oddsson, LOGOS Legal Services Ltd.
Isaac Kato, Verne Global 
Þorsteinn Guðjónsson, Icelandair

UK North Chapter Committee
David Robinson 
Mike Lane, Eimskip
Philip Hall, Hull City Council
Simon Dwyer, Seafront
Steve Norton, Grimsby FMA

Iceland Committee
Auður Björk Guðmundsdóttir, VÍS
Árni Þór Þorbjörnsson, Landsbankinn
Bragi Þór Marinósson, Eimskip
Brynjólfur Helgason, Casmircreation sf.
Dagmar Þorsteinsdóttir, HBH
Lárus S. Ásgeirsson, Almarai
Magnea Hjálmarsdóttir, Icelandair Hotels

A proposal for increased member fees was approved and the following is the approved member fee structure:

  • Individuals - 15.000 ISK / 110 GBP
  • Small Companies (<50 Employees) - 25.000 ISK / 170 GBP
  • Large Companies (>50 Employees) - 50.000 ISK / 300 GBP

The following changes to the statutes were proposed and approved:

  1. Art. 18: The motion to change the fiscal year of BICC to 1 April to 31 March.
  2. Art. 14: The motion to grant the Chairman of the BICC – British Icelandic Chamber of Commerce - in person – the authority to take decisions regarding matters of common interest to the bi-lateral chambers, without the prior consent of the Board.

The updated statutes can be accessed here >>