Executive Members 2018/2019
The Institute is governed by an Executive Committee comprising 10 members elected from the membership at large. Elections are held annually with one half of the Executive Committee retiring each year. Executive members can serve a maximum of ten years on the Committee before they must step down from office for at least one year.
The Executive Committee elects each year from within its membership a President and Deputy President. They serve in office for one year and although not mandated in the Constitution, past convention holds that Presidents retire from office after serving two years.
Within the Executive one position is allocated to a representative elected directly from the South West Branch. This appointment is also for a two year term and is determined by a vote of the South West Branch Committee.
In addition the Immediate Past President continues on the Executive as a non-voting member for the two years following his retirement from office as President. Elections are held at the beginning of the year and members wishing to become involved on the Executive are invited to contact the Division’s Executive Manager.
Responsibilities of the Executive Committee
Part 3 Clause 35 a) of IPWEA-WA’s Constitution vests responsibility for all matters relating to the control and management of IPWEA-WA in the Executive Committee.Incorporating these broad powers with established principles of effective corporate governance, the Executive Committee’s primary role is to govern the successful operation of IPWEA-WA through the Executive Manager.
While this includes responsibility for defining Policy and setting the overall strategic directions of IPWEA-WA, it does not include responsibility for running or managing the business affairs of IPWEA-WA.
All such operational matters remain the responsibility of the Executive Manager of IPWEA-WA. The Members of the Executive Committee have ultimate responsibility for the success of IPWEA-WA.
Their principal focus and responsibilities relate to proper and considered deliberations and decision-making relating to:
• major policy issues;
• the strategic directions of IPWEA-WA;
• sustainable financial operations; and,
• matters involving legal compliance.
Executive Committee Meetings
The Executive meets bi-monthly usually on the first Thursday of the month commencing at 3 p.m. Members are welcome to attend these meetings and are requested to advise the Divisional office in advance.
Meeting dates for the current year are:
Thursday 21 February
Thursday 2 May (AGM)
Thursday 16 May
Thursday 18 July
Thursday 19 September
Thursday 13 November
Thursday 12 December
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