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The Peterhead Bay Authority (Constitution) Revision Order 2002

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Appointment of convener and deputy convener of Authority

1.  There shall be a convener of the Authority who shall be appointed by the members of the Authority from among their number.

2.  The first convener taking office after the new constitution date shall be appointed at the first meeting of the Authority referred to in paragraph 9 below and shall, subject to paragraph 4 below, and unless he resigns his office as convener or ceases to be a member, continue in office as convener until his initial term of office as a member has expired.

3.  Subject to paragraph 4 below, every convener subsequently appointed under paragraph 1 above shall, unless he resigns his office as convener or ceases to be a member, hold office for a period of three years.

4.  If the Authority are satisfied that the convener should cease to hold that office, they may terminate his appointment as such and appoint another member to be convener during the remainder of the term for which the former convener was appointed.

5.  There shall be a deputy convener of the Authority who shall be appointed annually by the members of the Authority from among their number.

6.  The first deputy convener holding office after the new constitution date shall be appointed as soon as practicable after that date and shall, unless he resigns his office as deputy convener or ceases to be a member, continue in office as deputy convener until the first anniversary of the new constitution date.

7.  Every deputy convener subsequently appointed under paragraph 5 above shall, unless he resigns his office as deputy convener or ceases to be a member, hold office for a period of one year.

8.—(1) On a casual vacancy occurring in the office of convener or deputy convener of the Authority, the vacancy shall be filled by the Authority at a meeting held as soon as practicable after the vacancy occurs.

(2) A member appointed under this paragraph to fill a casual vacancy in the office of convener or deputy convener shall, unless he resigns that office or ceases to be a member, hold that office during the remainder of the term for which the convener or deputy convener whom he replaces was appointed or until the expiration of his appointment as a member, whichever is the sooner.

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