Management Committee Elections

2021 election

The 2021 Management Committee nominations are open. With four seats available, this is your opportunity to influence the strategic direction of the Society of Authors (SoA) over the next few years.

We invite all Full Members of the SoA to stand – or to encourage fellow members to step forward – for election to the Management Committee. The elections will open in mid-September and close on 27 October.

Read more here including FAQs and how to submit a nomination.

2020 election

A record 15 candidates stood for four seats on the SoA Board. The elected candidates are Dorothy Koomson,Anne Rooney, Margaret Skea and Philip Womack (re-elected). 

The Management Committee for 2021 will be Simon Cann, Sam Collett, Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin, Joanne Harris (Chair), Dorothy Koomson, Abie Longstaff, Woodrow Phoenix, Anne Rooney, Katharine Quarmby, Hugh Roberts, Margaret Skea and Philip Womack. Read more

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2019 election

Eight candidates stood for four positions in 2019. The elected candidates were Abie Longstaff, Joanne Harris (re-elected), Simon Cann and Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin.

They join other Committee members, David Donachie (Chair), Samantha Collett, Ferdinand Dennis, Mary Hoffman, Woodrow Phoenix, Katharine Quarmby, Hugh Roberts and Philip Womack.

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2017 election

Eight candidates stood for four positions in our annual elections. 1405 members voted and the elected candidates were Ferdinand Dennis, David Donachie (re-elected), Mary Hoffman and Philip Womack. Read more