Call for nominations for election to auDA board - UPDATED 10/10/06

Posted by Jo Lim on 6 October 2006

The election will take place at auDA's Annual General Meeting, to be held in November 2006 in Sydney. AGM details will be announced in late October.

The AGM will elect five directors to the board, to replace the directors who must retire from the board in accordance with auDA's Constitution (see below). The directors elected will serve for a term of two years.

The vacancies that will become available are:

  • three (3) directors elected only by the Supply class members
  • two (2) directors elected only by the Demand class members

Retiring directors (see below) may re-contest these vacancies.

People intending to stand for election to the board should note that their signed nominations must be received by 5pm AEST, Friday 20 October 2006. Late nominations will not be accepted.

Membership of auDA is not strictly necessary for nominees seeking to become directors, but candidates must be nominated and seconded by auDA members in accordance with clause 19.4 of auDA’s Constitution. Candidates who themselves comply with clause 19.4 may nominate or second themselves.

UPDATED: Information for prospective candidates - fees and expenses

The auDA board meets six times a year, usually in Melbourne. Directors are reimbursed for travel expenses. 

At the EGM held on 14 August 2006, auDA members agreed to remove the prohibition on payment of fees to elected directors. The amount of fees paid to directors must be ratified by auDA members.

The auDA board has resolved to put the following proposal to auDA members at the AGM in November:

"That elected directors receive a fee of $750.00 per meeting attended (in person or by teleconference), in addition to reimbursement of travel expenses."

If the resolution is passed by auDA members, payment of directors fees would commence in February 2007 and the maximum amount payable in the calendar year would be $4,500.

Instructions for standing for election to the auDA board

  1. Complete the nomination form. Make sure you sign it and get signatures from your proposer and seconder.
  2. Fax the form to auDA on 03 9349 5711 by 5pm AEST, Friday 20 October 2006. Late nominations will not be accepted.

For more information, contact Jo Lim, secretary of auDA.

auDA 2006 AGM - directors retiring by rotation

The following directors are retiring by rotation from the board at the 2006 AGM, in accordance with clause 19.3 of auDA's Constitution.

Cheryl Langdon-Orr (Demand)
Bennett Oprysa (Supply)
Peter Shilling (Supply)
Kim Heitman (Representative Association*)
Greg Watson (Representative Association*)


* The Representative Association class was abolished at the EGM held on 14 August 2006. These two positions on the board have been redistributed one each to the Supply and Demand classes.