The WA Council
The WA Division of the Australian Institute of Company Directors has a WA 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 and duties of the Council is are set out in clause 2 of the Division Council Charter. Key Division Council governance documents can be found here.
With effect from 1 October 2021, your WA Division Councillors are:
- Paul Sadleir FAICD (Division President)
- Maree Arnason FAICD
- Helen Cook FAICD
- David Craig FAICD
- Jane Cutler FAICD
- Derek La Ferla FAICD (Division Director, AICD Board)
- Fiona Payne FAICD
- Gillian Swaby FAICD
- Andrew Thompson FAICD
A Council generally consists of at least five and not more than eleven members, with up to six Councillors elected by the members of the Division. Each Council appoint a President who serves for a period of up to three years at the discretion of the Council. Each Council also nominates one of its members, often the Division President, for appointment to the Australian Institute of Company Directors board for a period of up to three years. If the Councillor is appointed by the board to serve as a Division Director, that Councillor will also continue as a member of the Council (as the Division Director Councillor) while they hold the position of Division Director.
Elected Council members must retire at the end of their three-year term; however, a retiring member may be eligible for re-election. Generally, the maximum time a Council member may serve on the Council without Board approval is nine consecutive years.
For more information on the role of the Council, please view the Division Council governance documents available above.