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Notice to Australian Evaluation Society Members

The AES is seeking nominations from financial members to fill the following four vacant Board positions.

Term commences 16 September 2019

  • Vice-President, Three (3) year term
  • Treasurer, Three (3) year term
  • Two (2) ordinary board members, Two (2) year term

Nominations close: 4:00 pm (AEST) Thursday 22 August 2019

Nomination form | Board PD

The Board of Directors role is to oversee, and provide leadership and strategic direction for the organisation.

Newly elected Board members will be encouraged to join continuing Board members, and AES committees, to participate in a one-day Strategic Planning workshop in Sydney on Saturday 14 September (a $400.00 honorarium will be available to assist with expenses).

To nominate for the vacant positions, please complete the attached form, and return, along with your nominee statement, (as per the instructions on the form) by 4:00 pm Thursday 22 August 2019.

The new board will be announced at this year's Annual General Meeting to be held on 16 September at International Convention Centre Sydney, following the first day’s proceedings of this year’s annual conference.

Note: The AES is an Australian Public Company Limited by Guarantee and holds business, directors and officers liability, and professional indemnity insurance. (ABN 13 886 280 969, ACN: 606 044 624)

List of current board members. 

Board of Directors responsibilities

Responsibilities*

  • To represent the best interests of the members of the AES at all times.
  • To discharge their duties and responsibilities as a Board member, as required by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits commission (ACNC)1, namely: 
    1.To act with reasonable care and diligence
    2. To act in the best interest of the AES and for a proper purpose
    3. Not to improperly use information or your position
    4. To manage financial affairs responsibly
    5. To disclose and manage conflicts of interest
    6. Not to allow the AES to operate while insolvent.
  • AES leadership and advisement
  • Representing and making decisions in the best interests of the membership of the AES as outlined by the society’s object, mission and values
  • Leadership and support of AES committee work, as appropriate
  • Contribution to formulation and oversight of policies and procedures
  • Financial management, including adoption and oversight of the annual budget
  • Oversight of business plan development, implementation and evaluation
  • Review of organisational and programmatic reports
  • Stakeholder engagement.

*All members of the Board, including Officer Bearers and Ordinary Members, share these responsibilities, while acting in the interest of the AES. Each member is expected to make recommendations based on his or her experience and vantage point in the community.

Meetings and time commitment for Board members:

  • The Board typically meets at least five times a year: initially face-to-face in September (at the annual conference), then again in November, March, May and August.
  • The March (21-22 March 2020), August (TBC), and November (23-24 Nov 2019) meetings are 1.5 to 2 day meetings held on a weekend at the AES offices in Melbourne, or one of the AES regions. Other meetings are teleconferences of approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.
  • Board members are expected to Chair or co-chair an AES Board committee, and report their activities back to the Board. Committee typically meet at least 6 weekly
  • Time spent on committee work is in addition to Board meeting times, and will vary depending on the nature of the committee
  • It is estimated that outside of meetings Ordinary Board members will spend between 12 and 14 days per year on Board activities. Office bearers workloads will be greater than this.
  • In addition to the responsibilities of Ordinary Board members, the Treasurer leads the Finance and Audit committee, overseas the AES finances, and reports finance and risk to each Board meeting. Finance and Audit TORs.

1. Governance for Good (ACNC, 2013), http://www.acnc.gov.au/ACNC/Edu/Tools/GFG/GFG_Intro.aspx

Note: The AES is an Australian Public Company Limited by Guarantee and holds business, directors and officers liability, and professional indemnity insurance. (ABN 13 886 280 969, ACN: 606 044 624)