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How we are governed

Australasian Evaluation Society Ltd is a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Since May 2015, the Society has been a Public Company Limited by Guarantee after it transferred its registration under the Australian Capital Territory Associations Incorporation Act. A board of directors provides overall governance and strategic direction for the Society. The Board is legally responsible for all of the Society's decisions and activities. The Executive Officer has responsibility for implementing the directions and decisions of the Board.

Accountability of the Board

The Board is accountable to the Society's membership. All members of the Board must adhere to the requirements of the ACNC and the Australian Corporations Act 2001, as well as the provisions set out in the Society's Constitution and Policies.

Appointment of the Board

Following adoption of a new Constitution at the Special General Meeting in February 2015 and subsequent re-incorporation, commencing at the 2015 Annual General Meeting, the Board consists of three named office bearers (President, Vice-President, and Treasurer) and three ordinary board members, all elected by the membership. The Board has the discretion to appoint up to three ordinary board members, ensuring that at least two members of the Board are Indigenous and taking into account the overall mix of knowledge, skill and attributes of Board members.

Role of the Board

While the Board has overall control of the Society, it is subject to the provisions of the Australian Corporations Act 2001, its obligations to the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and the AES Constitution. The Board may delegate certain powers to committees of members. All Board positions are unpaid.

Indemnity of the Board

The AES has directors' and officers' insurance and professional indemnity for all Board members.

2014-2015 Annual report

Download the 2014-2015 AES Annual Report


Download a copy of the AES Constitution as a PDF.

Strategic plan

The AES is pleased to present its Ten Year Strategic Plan (2010-2020). This plan has been developed on the basis of two strategic planning workshops held with the Board and consultation processes undertaken with regions and committees. The broader AES membership was able to provide further input into this Strategic Plan to inform the development of an accompanying Implementation Strategy that was developed at the Board Meeting in February 2011.

The Strategic Plan and its accompanying Implemenation Strategy provide a road map for the AES which is very exciting and presents a new proactive role for the AES in Australia, NZ and the broader Asia-Pacific region. The Strategic Plan and the Implemenation Strategy will be used as a living document and so the AES Board welcomes input into the Strategic Plan and its accompanying Implementation Strategy at any stage of the process.

Download the Ten Year Strategy Plan (2010-2020)

Previous Annual reports





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