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How we are governed

Australian Evaluation Society Limited 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. The Board is legally responsible for all of the Society's decisions and activities. The Chief Executive Officer has responsibility for managing all activities of the organisaiton and 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

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.


Download a copy of the AES Constitution as a PDF.

Whistleblower policy

We are committed to the protection of individuals who disclose information about illegal or improper conduct occurring within AES. The Whistleblower Policy has been adopted to provide a safe and confidential environment where such concerns can be raised by whistleblowers without fear of reprisal or detrimental treatment.

Download the Whistleblower Policy.