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2018 AGM and Executive Councillor Elections

14 Nov 2018 1:27 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Last night ANZCCj held its Annual General Meeting at the Australian Embassy, where members voted for seven Executive Council members for the 2018-2020 two-year term.

Congratulations to the successful candidates (in alphabetical order):

  • Tim Barnstable, Saputo Dairy Australia (Corporate Sponsor)
  • Elizabeth Cox, Macquarie Group (AU Corporate Sponsor)
  • Ian Scott, Atsumi & Sakai (Corporate Sponsor)
  • Martin Spann, Commonwealth Bank of Australia (AU Corporate Sponsor)
  • Sally Townsend, Sarment Group (Individual Member)
  • Matthew Walker, AIG Japan Holdings (Corporate Sponsor)
  • Nobi Yamaji, Rio Tinto Japan (Corporate Sponsor)

These EC members will be joined by the below members who are continuing on the EC as part of their two-year term:

  • Andrew Gauci, Lendlease (AU Corporate Sponsor)
  • Catherine O'Connell, Catherine O'Connell Law (Individual Member)
  • Clovis Peryer, Air New Zealand (NZ Corporate Sponsor)
  • Kohei Tsushima, Challenger (AU Corporate Sponsor)
  • Tracy Whiriskey, Ashurst (Corporate Sponsor)

The Special Resolution to amend the Constitution, which requires a two-thirds majority to pass, was confirmed last night. This has amended the Constitution to allow for up to three Vice Chairs, one of which does not need to be an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident or citizen.

Following on from the AGM last night, the 12 Executive Councillors and 4 Ex-Officio Members from the Australian and New Zealand Embassies met to confirm the appointment of the Office Bearer positions. We are happy to announce that Sally Townsend was confirmed as Chair elect. Sally will be taking over full responsibilities as Chair from Andrew Gauci after the Executive Council meeting in January 2019. Three Vice Chairs have also been elected, Catherine O’Connell, Martin Spann and Nobi Yamaji. Tim Barnstable will be the new Treasurer and Andrew Gauci appointed as Senior Councillor. Melanie Brock will continue as Chair Emeritus.

Thank you to all who participated in the AGM, in particular those candidates who ran for election. We also wish to thank Ed Cole for his 6 years of service as Vice Chair on the Executive Council. The ANZCCJ's strength comes from the continued and active participation of its members and the strategic leadership of its Executive Council. 

Minutes from the AGM will be available to members in due course.

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