2022 ANZCCJ Annual General Meeting (AGM)

AGM Report 2022


2022 Annual General Meeting and Executive Council Election

The Australian and New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan’s 2022 Annual General Meeting and Executive Council Election will be held at Hilton Tokyo on Thursday 24 November, 2022.

Five positions are available for the 2022-2024 Executive Council, with the absentee voting period open between Thursday 17 November and 5pm on Wednesday 23 November. Please click the button below to download a copy of the Executive Councillor Election Absentee Ballot or Proxy Ballot (note: submissions due by 5PM Wednesday 23 November)

The 2022 AGM is open to all members, and will commence at 6:30PM with the Chair’s Report from Sally Townsend, Treasurer’s Report from Masatoshi Kitajima, and announcement of the 2022 Executive Council Candidates. 

From 7:15PM, members and non-members alike are invited to join us for drinks and refreshments to celebrate the end of a successful 2022.

Please see below for the 2022-2024 Executive Council Candidates, or to download your absentee voting ballot.

The Executive Council is the governing body of the ANZCCJ, consisting of 12 Councillors. As a group, the Executive Council determines the Chamber’s policies and priorities and oversees its financial affairs. The main roles and responsibilities of Executive Council members include:

  • Furthering the Chamber’s core mission, setting key strategic objectives and ensuring activities align.
  • Helping the ANZCCJ deliver real value for its members, as well as outreach to new and potentially beneficial members.
  • Being a senior representative for the ANZCCJ, attending ANZCCJ meetings and events.
  • Actively participating in or chairing one or more ANZCCJ committees or working groups that deal with specific issues or initiatives, acting as a liaison between the Executive Council and that Committee/working group. This initiative will draw from the EC members’ strengths and skills, align with their current profession or interests, and provide further learning and development opportunities.
  • Acting as MC or moderator at events, particularly those related to the Committee with which the council member is affiliated.
  • Overseeing the Secretariat’s management of the ANZCCJ’s operations.

All current members of the ANZCCJ are eligible for nomination to the Executive Council. According to the ANZCCJ Constitution, the Executive Council must consist of:

  • at least seven (7) Councillors from companies holding Corporate Membership
  • at least two (2) members of Australian companies holding Corporate Membership
  • at least one (1) member of a New Zealand company holding Corporate Membership
  • at least two (2) members holding Individual Membership

The Executive Council will require at least one member holding Corporate Membership for the 2022-2024 Executive Council Election.

Companies with Corporate Sponsorship and Individual members of the Chamber each have one vote with a weighted value (Platinum 4, Gold 4, Silver 4, Bronze 3, Individual 1). For example, a Platinum Sponsor company can submit one vote, which will carry a weighted value of 4. Those with Individual memberships can also submit one vote, which will carry a weighted value of 1. Absentee and proxy voting forms will be accepted by the ANZCCJ Secretariat between Thursday 17 November and Wednesday 23 November.


Sally Townsend

Corporate Member

Matthew Walker

Corporate Member

Tim Barnstable

Corporate Member

Angus brooks

Corporate Member

Ian Scott

Corporate Member

Dean Daniels

Corporate Member