AGM results

2021 voting results


Thank you to our members who voted in the 2021 Annual General Meeting. This year 106,754 members voted, which represents 8.9% of our eligible membership.


The table below shows the total number of votes cast. Members voted to approve the resolutions and the election and re-election of all directors.



To ensure fairness and accuracy, the AGM vote was independently scrutinised by Civica Election Services.


You can read our 2021 Annual General Meeting minutes here.

2021 results


Ordinary resolutions Result
To receive the Directors' Report, Annual Accounts and Annual Business Statement for the year ended 31 December 2020.

For: 104,836

Against: 1,052

Withheld: 862

In favour: 99.0%

To approve the Directors' Remuneration Report for the year ended 31 December 2020.


The vote is advisory and Directors' remuneration is not conditional on it.

For: 96,172

Against: 8,326

Withheld: 2,253

In favour: 92.0%

To reappoint PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) as auditor of the Society to hold office until the end of the next Annual General Meeting.

For: 100,919

Against: 4,387

Withheld: 1,448

In favour: 95.8%

Election and re-election of directors

To re-elect Iraj Amiri as a director.

For: 100,901

Against: 4,090

Withheld: 1,759

In favour: 96.1%

To re-elect Catherine Martina Mary Doran as a director. 

For: 101,878

Against: 3,374

Withheld: 1,492

In favour: 96.8%

To re-elect Peter Nicholas Frost as a director. 

For: 101,903

Against: 3,194

Withheld: 1,653

In favour: 97.0%

To re-elect Gary Andrew Hoffman as a director. 

For: 101,350

Against: 3,663

Withheld: 1,734

In favour: 96.5%

To re-elect Joanne Louise Kenrick as a director. 

For: 101,815

Against: 3,433

Withheld: 1,491

In favour: 96.7%

To re-elect Shamira Mohammed as a director. 

For: 101,489

Against: 3,610

Withheld: 1,646

In favour: 96.6%

To re-elect Martin Alastair Stewart as a director. 

For: 101,859

Against: 3,203

Withheld: 1,683

In favour: 97.0%

To elect Stephen James Hughes as a director. 

For: 101,626

Against: 3,363

Withheld: 1,759

In favour: 96.8%

To elect Brendan John O'Connor as a director. 

For: 101,459

Against: 3,375

Withheld: 1,913

In favour: 96.8%

Are you eligible to vote in the AGM?


More than 1 million members are invited to vote in our AGM each year.


Eligible members:


  • Are 18 years of age or over on the date of the AGM.
  • Are first-named on a Coventry mortgage or savings account.
  • Owe at least £100 on a mortgage with Coventry Building Society or hold at least £100 in savings accounts with Coventry Building Society as at 31 December in the year before the AGM.
  • Must continue to owe at least £100 on a mortgage to the Society or hold savings with the Society up to and including the date of the AGM.


Go for a paperless vote


If you are registered for Online Services, you can update your settings to receive information about our Annual General Meeting by email and we'll send you the codes you'll need to be able to vote online.



Updating your AGM preferences


If you're eligible to vote at our Annual General Meeting, and have registered to receive emails from us, we'll send you a link to the official Notice of Meeting and Summary Financial Statement. We'll also provide you with details about the meeting itself and how you can cast your vote online. Our AGM is usually held in April each year.


Please note, you'll need to confirm your paperless preferences by 1 February for them to apply to the next AGM. Any changes you make after 1 February will affect your AGM settings in future years only.


You have the option to change your AGM settings at any time within Online Services.

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