The 2018/19 Annual General Meeting was held at ACON 414 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills on Tuesday 29th October from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm.
Prior to the AGM it was determined that the format of the election of the roles of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary fell to the newly elected board members and not to the general membership as has been the process since the founding of the association in 1981.
In accordance with the constitution the newly elected board met on Monday night 4th November 2019 to elect the 4 public offices and to assign portfolios to the directors at large.
Two board members had been nominated for President which required a secret ballot to take place. Katherine Maver was elected to the position of President.
The membership requested the constitution be changed to restore the previous process and the election of public offices.
It was agreed that 2019/2020 term, the board would prepare the necessary paperwork to restore sections of the constitution enabling the membership to directly elect the public offices of the association at the 2020 annual general meeting.
Jonny Heron to fill the VP & Director of Membership roles.
The membership portfolio is arguably the most important in the association. Jonny will keep members at the center of everything we do.
In the past, the VP role was responsible for the Partnerships portfolio.
Scott Duncombe, elected to the board at the recent AGM will manage the Partnerships portfolio moving forward.
Portfolio assignments for the 2019/2020 period.
- President: Katherine Maver
- Vice President: Jonny Heron
- Secretary/Governance: Chris Colwell
- Treasurer: Ben Cabello
- Membership: Jonny Heron
- Events: Natasha Badrov
- Partnerships: Scott Duncombe
- Diversity & Engagementφ: Kat Conner
- Strategy: Jon Le Breton
- Information, Assets & Technology: Cesar Moreno
- Marketing: Derek Bell
What’s in a name?
A motion was carried directing the newly elected board to engage with members to determine if the membership felt a name change should be considered. The membership was clear that this process should not be rushed with comments that a two years process of consultation would be reasonable.
The board was encouraged to make contact with other organisations in the community to seek guidance from them on the process they followed and the experience overall.
Additional details will be forthcoming.