The Annual General Meeting was held on 29 November 2018 and well attended by members with a quorum achieved. The Chairperson, William Tilmouth and CEO, Donna Ah Chee gave inspiring speeches on the achievements of Congress and the Board over the last financial year (2017–18).
Resolutions passed by the members at the AGM included the acceptance of the Congress Annual Report 2017–2018, including finance, auditor’s and director’s reports. A new external auditor, BDO was approved by the members and appointed. Mark Anders of RSM Australia, the outgoing auditor reflected on the significant improvements he had observed at Congress over the last five years.
Current directors, William Tilmouth and Sheralee Taylor were re-appointed for three years with Joseph Hayes reappointed for one year. Michael Liddle was welcomed as a new director and appointed for three years. Congratulations to these directors on their appointments. Continuing member directors are Graham Dowling, Marion Swift and independent directors are Leanne Milligan and Dr Peter O’Mara.
Congress members also passed a special resolution accepting amendments to the Rule Book. Other director benefits, including a new maximum director’s fee cap following an independent review of director fees carried out during 2018, were approved.
The new Strategic Plan 2019–2023 was presented to the members and accepted.
The Board thanked all members for attending the AGM and looks forward to
continuing the great successes Congress has achieved to date.