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Tasmania Division Council Election 2019

Voting is now open to fill three vacancies on the TAS Division Council.

Four candidates have been nominated to fill three seats on the TAS Division Council.

Voting is now open and, in accordance with the Australian Institute of Company Directors By-Laws, will remain open until 5.00pm AEST on Monday, 9 September 2019. The date of the Election is Tuesday, 10 September 2019.

Please contact the TAS office (03) 6242 2200 if you are a member of the AICD and have not yet received details on how to vote.

Meet the Tasmania team

We have a dedicated team of staff to assist with any member queries and requests for information.

The Tasmanian Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors has a dedicated team of staff to assist with any queries and requests for information. As a member you will be assigned your personal Members & Directors Executive to provide membership support.

Please find our staff members and contact details below:

  • John Devine – State Manager TAS
  • Tanya Stephenson – Members & Directors Executive (Programs)
  • Karen Clarkson – Members & Directors Executive (Engagement)
  • Allyson Newbon – Members & Directors Coordinator (Programs)
  • Rocco Maio – Office Services Executive

Contact Details

Hobart Corporate Centre,
Level 4/85 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS
7000 Australia

PO Box 681
Hobart TAS
7001 Australia

Phone: (03) 6242 2200
Fax: (03) 6242 2222

Meet the TAS Council

The Council assists in providing guidance and strategic input into the direction of the Division.

Current members of the Tasmanian Council are:

  • Naomi Edwards FAICD
  • Johanna (Hanny) Allston MAICD
  • Janine Healey FAICD (President)
  • Paul Lupo MAICD
  • Graeme Lynch FAICD
  • Katherine Schaefer GAICD
  • Miles Smith GAICD
  • Kym Goodes MAICD
  • Dr Mark Hunt
  • Joe Luttrell

The Role of the Council

The Tasmanian Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors has a Tasmanian 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 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:
I, Events
II, Member service, member recruitment and retention and member grade matters
III, The general conduct of the Division, including Director and Board Development programs

Council Procedures

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 its 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 our by-laws.

Event Highlights

Highlights of previous events in Tasmania

Directors briefing with AICD Chief Economist Stephen Walters in Hobart and Launceston

1 June & 31 May 2017

AICD Chief Economist Stephen Walters travelled to Launceston and Hobart to deliver Directors Briefings on the Federal Budget and its implications for Directors. In an interactive session, attendees had the opportunity to network, engage and exchange ideas and information in this interactive briefing.

TAS Event Highlights

L-R: Stephen Walters MAICD, Ron Ward FAICD, John Stubley and Rod Roberts FAICD

TAS Event Highlights

L-R: Jane Bennett FAICD, Kim Seagram MAICD, Wendy Mitchell GAICD and Jennifer Baird GAICD

TAS Event Highlights

L-R: Wendy Quinn GAICD, Ted Bradshaw FAICD and Kathryn Ellston GAICD


Round table lunch with The Honourable Will Hodgman MP, Premier of Tasmania

15 May 2017

The Honourable Will Hodgman MP, Premier of Tasmania was guest speaker at a Hobart Round Table event held last month. With less 12 months to go before the next state election, members were keen to hear from the Premier on his Government’s priorities for Tasmania and possible impacts for directors.

An interactive question and answer session followed the Premier’s address.

TAS Event Highlights

L-R: Ann Cunningham FAICD and Sarah Merridew FAICD

TAS Event Highlights

L-R: Miles Hampton FAICD, Will Hodgman MP and Rod Roberts FAICD

TAS Event Highlights

L-R: Naomi Edwards FAICD and Melos Sulicich GAICD

Leaders Edge Lunch With CEO and Managing Director of Fairfax Media Greg Hywood

29 April 2017

Greg gave guests a fascinating insight into the challenges faced by Fairfax in the changing media landscape of the past 10 years and how the 185 year old newspaper company has transformed itself into a diversified business to ensure its survival.

TAS Event Highlights

L-R: Dr Rod Roberts FAICD, Mr Greg Hywood and Mr Malcolm McAully GAICD

TAS Event Highlights

L-R: Ms Christine Edwards GAICD and Dr Wynde Mason MAICD

Directors Briefing with Dr John Harte FAICD in Hobart and Launceston

27 & 28 March 2017

“Big issues for serious boards” was the topic of March Directors Briefings held in the Hobart and Launceston. Dr John Harte FAICD led discussions that focused on the realities, challenges and opportunities for board members and chairs.

TAS Event Highlights

L-R: Michelle Brooks GAICD and Kane Ingham GAICD

TAS Event Highlights

L-R: Jenny Self FAICD, Ann Cunningham AICD, Lyndal Herbert GAICD, Liz Gillam FAICD

TAS Event Highlights

L-R: David Rich GAICD, Mike Preece MAICD, Dennis Hendricks GAICD

Tasmanian Business Centre and Members Lounge Opening

22 February 2017

The Tasmanian Business Centre and Members Lounge was officially opened by Premier Will Hodgman, AICD Chairman Elizabeth Proust AO and AICD Divisional President Dr Rod Roberts at an event on 22 February. AICD state manager Ms Cathie Goss said members were welcome to drop in, make themselves at home and bring a colleague on their next visit.

“Our new lounge provides a sanctuary for members to plug-in and quietly work or unplug, have a great coffee and read a newspaper,” Ms Goss said.

“Our members are often chasing from one meeting to another when traveling away from home and had told us they’d appreciate a quiet space in which to draw breath, check emails and make a few calls. “This is now a reality at 4/85 Macquarie Street in Hobart with public parking available right next door in Market Place or a block away at the Argyle Street car park.”

TAS Event Highlights

L-R: Will Hodgman MP; Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD; Rod Roberts FAICD

TAS Event Highlights

L-R: Ron Banks AM FAICD; David Lumb MAICD

TAS Event Highlights

L-R: Miles Hampton FAICD; Sarah Merridew FAICD

TAS Event Highlights

L-R: Ann Cunningham FAICD, Jacquie Petrusma ; Beth Mathison FAICD

Christmas Networking event in Hobart and Launceston

5 & 13 December 2016

Members and guests ended the year on a high, coming together for final member networking events in both Hobart and Launceston.

This was a wonderful opportunity to unwind and celebrate the past year's achievements and to also acknowledge recent graduates of the Company Directors Course and the Foundations of Directorship course.

TAS Event Highlights

L-R: Sara Redman MAICD, Michelle Swallow FAICD and Tony Chapman GAICD

TAS Event Highlights

L-R: Lawrie Bott GAICD and Yvette Cehtel GAICD

TAS Event Highlights

L-R: Gareth Willis MAICD and Melos Sulicich GAICD

Essential Directors Update

19 October 2016

Almost 200 of Tasmanian AICD members gathered at the C3 Convention Centre on a brisk Hobart morning for this year’s Essential Directors Update.

Graham Bradley FAICD discussed topics ranging from the importance of boardroom culture to recent changes to economic policy and the legislative framework surrounding directorship in Tasmania and Australia.

Facilitated by Tasmanian Divisional Councillor Janine Healey FAICD, this year’s attendance was the largest in recent memory; approximately 6000 members attended the series nationally, proving the importance of the Update in the consideration of members professional development.

Events in TAS

L-R: Ian Lundy GAICD and Lyndal Herbert GAICD

Events in TAS

L-R: Michael Burnett GAICD, Colin Allen FAICD and Paul McTaggart GAICD

Events in TAS

L-R: Rod Roberts FAICD, Graham Bradley AM FAICD, Janine Healey FAICD

2016 Gold Medal Award

7 October 2016

John Pitt FAICD has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Tasmanian community, being awarded the prestigious 2016 Australian Institute of Company Directors Gold Medal.

The Launceston engineer has had a long and successful career as the managing director of one of the state’s most successful businesses, pitt&sherry, building the company from a microbusiness with less 10 employees in 1984, to one of Australia's top 20 engineering consultancies with over 200 employees across seven different offices.

The award was presented on 7 October at a gala lunch by Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AM, Governor of Tasmania and attended by national Chairman, Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD, together with over 100 of Tasmania’s leading business people.

Events in TAS

L-R: Norm McIlfatrick MAICD, Sue Hickey FAICD, Ann Cunningham FAICD

Events in TAS

L-R: Her Excellency Governor Kate Warner, John Pitt FAICD, Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD, Tim Johns MAICD

Gender Diversity – A Conversation

6 October 2016

The Tasmanian Division hosted an informative conversation on the topic of gender diversity in the boardroom and senior executive level. The participants were Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD, AICD Chairman and one of Australia’s leading businesspeople, together with Greg Johannes, leader of the Tasmanian State Service.

Key points of the discussion touched on the Tasmanian governments commitment to 50% female representation in the senior executive roles and directorships, and the wider AICD initiative of 30% gender diversity on boards by 2018.

Events in TAS

L-R: Sally Drake FAICD, Elizabeth Proust AO FAICD & Greg Johannes

Financial Sustainability in the Not for Profit Sector

21 to 22 September 2016

AICD’s Not-for-Profit (NFP) Sector leader, Phil Butler GAICD was joined by local NFP business leaders in Launceston and Hobart to discuss the 2016 AICD Not for Profit Governance and Performance Study.

The challenges of financial sustainability, community, client and government expectations and the impact of funding changes - particularly for disability and aged care service providers – were all discussed with questions from engaged audiences rounding out an interesting discussion.

Events in TAS

L-R: Wendy Mitchell, Jo Archer FAICD and Jennifer Baird GAICD

Events in TAS

L-R: Karen Frost and Ella Dixon

Events in TAS

L-R: Phil Butler GAICD, Kym Goodes MAICD, John Stubley GAICD and Christine Edwards GAICD

Events in TAS

L-R: Ron Ward FAICD, Diane Tompson FAICD, Ed La Perle

Innovation: Director’s Briefing with Dr Robert Kay

7 September 2016

Governance innovation speaker, Dr Robert Kay provided a thought-provoking presentation on the challenges faced by boards in innovating both themselves and their organisations.

Incorporating the outcomes of his recent research with over 100 Chairs on the relationship between governance and performance, Robert discussed the importance of understanding and accepting risk as a critical component of innovation, and ideas on how to incorporate that when pursuing opportunities for growth and change.

Director’s Briefing with Dr Robert Kay

L-R: Michael Burnett GAICD and Derris Gillam FAICD

Director’s Briefing with Dr Robert Kay

L-R: Mark Nugent MAICD, Kate Wager, Mark Cooper and Dr Robert Kay

Leader's Edge Luncheon with Glenn Cooper AM FAICD

23 June 2016

Reinforcing its reputation for hosting some of Australia’s most influential business people, the Australian Institute of Company Directors Tasmanian Division lunch on 23 June featured Glenn Cooper AM FAICD, Executive Chairman of Cooper’s Brewery.

Part of its Leaders Edge series, the lunch attracted a diverse audience ranging from directors and senior executives to family business owners including local micro-brewers, hop growers and distillers.

Glenn, a fifth-generation Cooper, talked about how Coopers began in the 1850s with a medicinal brew that has grown to become Australia’s largest family-owned brewery.

Glenn’s obvious passion for his business engaged the room as he outlined Coopers challenges including how they withstood a protracted takeover bid from multinational brewing giant, Lion Nathan.

Leaders Edge Lunch  

Leaders Edge Lunch 

Director’s Briefing: Sports Governance

24 May 2016

Cathie Goss GAICD, AICD Tasmania State Manager, recently hosted sporting governance luminaries, members and guests in an energetic and inspired presentation into the challenges, changes and issues surrounding some of Tasmania and Australia’s biggest sporting bodies.

Greg d’Arville FAICD facilitated a panel including Tony Harrison, Director of Cricket Australia, Kim Enkelaar, a Director of Football Federation Tasmania, and Graeme Holloway FAICD, former board member at Tennis Australia. The panel highlighted how good governance provides the platform for any sport’s culture, and a springboard to its growth and success.

The panel covered off on a range of governance topics, from recent reforms and modernisations of sporting boards, the risks of online gambling in sport, reputational risk around the use of social media, and board diversity, both as a gender and cultural issue.

The event was a great success, as evidenced by our panel having more questions than time to answer them! AICD thanks Greg, Tony, Kim & Graeme for donating their valuable time to provide our members with a great opportunity to develop their sporting credentials.

Directors Briefing Sports Governance

L-R: Panellists Tony Harrison, Graeme Holloway FAICD, Kim Enkelaar, and Facilitator Greg d’Arville FAICD

Premier’s Round Table Luncheon

9 May 2016

The Australian Institute of Company Directors' Tasmanian Division, hosted The Premier of Tasmania, the Hon. Will Hodgman MP at a Round Table lunch. The Premier discussed his government's vision for Tasmania's economy, capitalising on recent developments in our tourism industry, and increasing and promoting diversity at all levels of business.

Guests included leading business representatives and AICD MD & CEO, John Brogden FAICD.

The floor was then opened to some keen questions for the Premier on his government's plans for a prosperous Tasmania. The presentation was very well received:

“The event today and my experience with the AICD is always very professional, well planned and brings appropriate value for the time invested in my busy role to attend.”
         – Ms Kym Goodes MAICD

Premier’s Round Table Luncheon

Pictured L-R: Mr Miles Hampton FAICD, The Hon. Will Hodgman MP, Mr Melos Sulicich GAICD, Mr John Brogden FAICD

Premier’s Round Table Luncheon

Pictured L-R: Ms Kym Goodes FAICD, Ms Jo Archer FAICD, Ms Ann Cunningham FAICD

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