Is it essential to have an independent chairperson at an AGM changeover
This question has come from John, in Australia
It is not necessary to have an independent chairperson unless a) your rules dictate it; or, b) it is the custom of your organisation.
Even if it is the custom, there is no need necessarily.
If however there are any contentious issues coming up at the AGM, it may be wise to have independent chairperson.
Independent chairs are great whenever there is conflict, or totally opposing factions, or where...