Join a strong team!
As per clause 9.7 of the Constitution, the AAA Board is seeking expressions of interest from full or life members to fill a casual board vacancy due to a resignation. The appointee will serve until the AAA AGM in 2020.
The AAA Board of Directors acts on behalf of members in overseeing and governing the company with defined duties and responsibilities under the Corporations Act 2001 and the AAA Constitution. It is the AAA Board’s responsibility to identify the direction and goals for a strategic plan and it is AAA management’s responsibility to implement the strategies agreed to within the Strategic Plan. Given the limited financial and physical resources of the Association, some degree of operational activity is required at Board level, to be determined in consultation with the Chief Executive Officer.
The AAA Board of Directors hold face to face meetings approximately four times each year. In addition to the face to face meetings, teleconferences are usually held monthly, or more often if required. The February meeting is held in conjunction with National Council (comprising each AAA Director and Regional President). AAA Directors are also expected to attend the AAA AGM and any EGM that may be called.
All AAA Directors are assigned portfolio areas of the Strategic Plan. Stewardship of the portfolios is of paramount importance to the overall governance structure, and Directors are expected to participate in meetings and contribute to discussions and decisions relating to their portfolio areas of responsibility.
One should only nominate to become a AAA Director if one is willing, capable, has enough time to put in the effort, and agrees to work within the AAA governance parameters and abide by the AAA Board and member Code of Conduct.
The Board is looking for a team contributor with the following attributes:
- Volunteering ethos and in a position to commit substantial time and effort
- Sound ethics with the ability to be objective and make decisions in the best interest of the Industry – sometimes counter to one’s personal interests
- Approachable with good communication skills
- Have a good understanding of the alpaca industry
- Confidence to express their opinions and opinions of others
- Respect the confidential nature of the role
- Access to email (ongoing) and available for monthly meetings including teleconferences and face to face
- Ability to travel for meetings and attend AAA and industry events as required
The appointee must be prepared to provide input into all areas of our industry for the ongoing advancement of the AAA and its members, and in particular to take responsibility for portfolios covering marketing, commercialisation, AWEX and Board liaison for the SQNNSW region.
If you are passionate about the alpaca industry and can contribute to the future of the Association, please contact the AAA CEO, Amanda Olthof for further information. Expressions of Interest for this position of Board Director, including an outline of relevant experience should be directed to Amanda Olthof (firstname.lastname@example.org) by close of business Fri 29 Nov 2019.