Annual General Meeting

A family in a tea-room

After much deliberation, the Board of Trustees has decided that, sadly, there will not be an AGM this year because of the impacts of coronavirus and future uncertainty.

This was a tough decision for us to make as we are sure many of you would have been looking forward to the event. The temporary constitutional changes required have all been agreed with the Charity Commission and are supported by the National Trust Council.

There is currently no provision within the Trust's constitution for an online AGM so this was not an option. Members' resolutions submitted for 2020 will automatically be rolled over to the 2021 AGM.

While there will be no AGM this year, we value members' opinions and it is important to us that members still have an opportunity to ask questions of Trustees and senior staff. To enable this, there will be an online members' broadcast on 7 November. You will have an opportunity to hear from the Trust's Chair and Director-General and to ask questions.

The Board and Council have also decided to cancel this year's elections to the Council. Again, the temporary constitutional changes allowing this to happen have been approved by the Charity Commission. With no elections this year, the Board and the Council have agreed that all existing elected members of the Council will serve one additional year. The Council elections will proceed as usual in 2021.

The last AGM, open to all National Trust members, was held at the STEAM Museum in Swindon on Saturday 19 October 2019.

Below you can watch a recorded livestream of the AGM, read our 2018/19 Annual report, Financial Statements and Impact Review, and find out about the results of our member resolutions and Council elections. 

Volunteer guide with visitors

Contact us 

Do you have a question for the Annual General Meeting team? You can get in touch by emailing:

Watch a recording of the 2019 AGM

Question Time at the AGM 2019

Paul Boniface reflects on the 2019 AGM 

Follow the events of the 2019 AGM as Secretary of the National Trust, Paul Boniface (it's his 19th AGM) recalls the highlights of our 'Super Saturday'. Climate change and our partnership with Cadbury were hot topics of the day.

Paul Boniface

Read the latest Annual Report 

Our Annual Report and Accounts looks back on our performance last year and looks forward to our future plans. It also includes salary details for our Director-General and executive team.