UK Oracle User Group

President Elect

The voluntary (unpaid) role is elected by the UKOUG Membership and the organisation the president preferably works for is a UKOUG end user member.

The President Elect is not designated as a board member, however when succeeding into the President role they will then join the Board.

Term time: 1 to 3 years* (1 President Elect + 2 with succession to President) *dependent on election cycle

Term Time
Elected term as President Elect: March 2018 - March 2019

Elected term as President: March 2019 - March 2021


  • To prepare for presidency of UKOUG
  • An external facing ambassador for UKOUG
  • Represent the membership within the Board


  • Attend Board meetings
  • Shadow/support and deputise for the President.

    Current Presidential duties include: 
  • Press commitments – media spokesperson for UKOUG.
  • Conferences – deliver introduction/keynote presentation, host duties. 
  • Focal point for interaction with Oracle – develop and focus on external relationships in the Oracle community. 

Duties as President Elect

  1. Ensure that the organisation complies with its governing documents and company law, and other relevant legislation or regulations.
  2. Ensure that the organisation pursues its objects as defined in its governing document.
  3. Ensure that the organisation applies its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects.
  4. Give firm strategic direction to the organisation, setting overall policy, defining goals, setting targets and evaluating performance against agreed targets.
  5. Safeguard the good name and ethos of the organisation.
  6. Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation. 
  7. Evangelise and actively promote the work and image of the UKOUG.

Key Duty as President Elect reporting to the Board

  1. Act in good faith in what they honestly believe to be the best interests of UKOUG, and not for any collateral purpose. This means that, particularly in the event of a conflict of interest between UKOUG interests, their own or their employer’s, the directors must always favour UKOUG.

Agree with Member Advocate Board members’ attendance at the following

  • UKOUG Special Interest Group Meetings
  • UKOUG Events
  • UKOUG Flagship Conferences (3-4 days)
  • Potentially: EOUC Presidents meetings (2 days)
  • Potentially: IOUC Presidents meetings (4 days)
  • Potentially: Oracle OpenWorld (7 days)
  • Other OUG meetings as approved and budgeted, expenses paid by UKOUG

Reporting to UKOUG Membership

Expected commitment: attendance at 4 (½ day) board meetings per year, plus ½ days review / prepare for board meetings. In addition, one-hour Board calls are scheduled for most months.

Expected hours, not less than 8-12 hours per month with the support of you member organisation plus conference attendance as required.

Communication will usually be via e-mail and basecamp where we ask that responses are received within a maximum of three days.  

Skills & Experience

  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board 
    member relationships 
  • Experience in community relations
  • Thoroughly committed to UKOUG non-profit's mission & strategy
  • Experience with Oracle marketplace/economy and UKOUG community
  • All candidates should have proven leadership and relationship management experience
  • Displays integrity, models behaviour, adaptable
  • Public relations experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator 
    with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Engage with UKOUG membership
  • Passion, idealism, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed

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