The Western Australian Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors has a Western Australian Council to assist in guidance and strategic input into the direction of the Division. The Council also approves all membership applications and subsequent upgrades of membership.
The role of the council
The role of the Council is defined in Article 9.3 of our Constitution. To give effect to that role, the objectives of the Councils are:
A. To provide advice to the Australian Institute of Company Directors Board and CEO on:
i) Policy matters affecting the role of directors
ii) Australian Institute of Company Directors membership matters
iii) The strategy and policies of the Australian Institute of Company Directors itself and management issues that may arise from time to time.
B. To administer the membership of the Division, approving new members and upgrades.
C. To represent the views and aspirations of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in the Division’s territory and to develop relationships with leaders in directorship, regulation and politics who reside or are active in the territory.
D. To support the Division Manager with regard to:
ii) Member service, member recruitment and retention and member grade matters
iii) The general conduct of the Division, including Director and Board Development programs
Current members of the Western Australian Council are:
- Maree Arnason GAICD
- Helen Cook GAICD
- Frank Cooper AO FAICD (President)
- David Craig FAICD
- Jane Cutler FAICD
- Derek La Ferla FAICD
- Fiona Payne GAICD
- Paul Sadleir FAICD
- Gillian Swaby FAICD
- Andrew Thompson FAICD
A Council consists of at least five and not more than ten members elected by the members of the Division. Each Council elects a President who serves for a period of up to three years at the discretion of the Council. Each Council also appoints one of it’s members, usually the Division President, to the Australian Institute of Company Directors board for a period of up to three years.
One third of Council members retire each year, although a retiring member may be eligible for re-election. The maximum time a Council member may serve is nine years, or three terms if less.
For more information on the role of the Council and it’s directive please view the Australian Institute of Company Directors by-laws