Call for nominations for the ACCAN Board

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ACCAN is seeking nominations for Directors to fill three (3) vacancies on its Board.

In accordance with the ACCAN Constitution, the 2019-2020 ACCAN Board will consist of nine (9) members1. Six (6) positions are continuing Directors from the 2018-2019 Board. Three (3) Directors are retiring from the Board but may be eligible for re-election as stated in the ACCAN Constitution.

In accordance with the ACCAN Constitution Board members are elected for a three year term.

In order to ensure an appropriate balance, the Board is particularly seeking candidates with legal and regulatory expertise or experience; and/or experience in financial management and governance in a not for profit organisation; and/or with lived experience of disability; and/or an understanding of the issues affecting young consumers and/or small businesses.

Each nominee for the ACCAN Board MUST sign the nomination form and be accompanied by a signature from a proposer and seconder. In order for the nomination to be valid the nominee, proposer and seconder must be individual members or representatives of voting organisational members of ACCAN. Associate members are ineligible to vote in ACCAN elections.

Late applications cannot be accepted under the ACCAN Constitution.

In the event more nominations than vacant positions are received an election will be held. Ballots will be available online from 20st August, with the close of ballot occurring Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 4:00 pm AEST (Sydney).

NOTE: All candidates for the ACCAN Board are invited to prepare a statement of not more than three hundred (300) words for inclusion with the ballot papers. These should be submitted with the nomination form so they can be circulated to members with the ballot. Candidates are invited to address the specific criteria set out in the Call for Nominations, but can also put forward any other considerations.

All Nominations must be received by 5pm AEST – 13th August 2019.

To: the ACCAN Returning Officer
By Mail: PO Box 639
Broadway NSW 2007 Or by Fax: 02 9288 4019
Or by Email: nominations@accan.org.au

Download:  Board nomination form Word 775.5 KB
Download:  Board nomination form PDF 555.53 KB

Download:  Nomination guidelines Word 777.5 KB
Download:  Nomination guidelines PDF 60 KB

1 Up to three additional Directors may be co-opted by the incoming Board, provided the total number of Board members does not exceed twelve.

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