AGM 2023 | BOARD NOMINATIONS OPEN TO 17 OCTOBER 2023
NOMINATIONS FOR THE FXAA BOARD OPEN
Serving on the Board as a volunteer director is a rewarding way to support the Fragile X community and to help shape the future direction and impact of FXAA.
At the 2023 AGM, four Board members whose current terms are due to expire at the AGM will each nominate to serve a further 2-year term. These members are: Adam Lawrence-Slater (Treasurer), Karen Lipworth (Secretary), Belinda D’Amico and Mandy Barker.
ABOUT THE BOARD
FXAA is an incorporated association, established in 1989, and is a registered charity. As an organisation FXAA comprises members and it has an elected Board of a maximum of 8 volunteer directors, all of whom are members. It also employs two staff.
Board members serve 2-year terms, to a maximum of 4 terms. The office bearer roles are President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer. Details of the role and powers of the Board are listed in the FXAA Constitution.
A key role of the Board is to provide governance and oversight of the organisation and ensure that FXAA works towards fulfilling the FXAA Strategic Plan 2022-2025 and its four strategic pillars – Support & Connection, Empowerment, Advocacy and Education.
Current Board members are listed here
The Board meets virtually every 2 months, and Board members also attend the AGM and any other General Meetings. Board members may also be involved in sub-committees which serve to support FXAA through providing information and making recommendations. These sub-committees include the Executive Committee (comprising President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Executive Director), the Fragile X Scientific, Clinical and Research Sub-committee and the Fragile X Endowment Fund Committee The Board has a position on the International Fragile X Premutation Registry panel.
ELIGIBILITY FOR MEMBERSHIP OF THE BOARD
- Current membership of FXAA: An individual who is nominated for Board membership and the people who make the nomination or second (support) the nomination must all be current members of FXAA.
- Director ID: An individual who is nominated for Board membership must have a Director ID (unique identifier number) from Australian Business Registry Services to verify their identity before appointment. https://www.abrs.gov.au/director-identification-number/apply-director-identification-number
- Responsible Person criteria of the Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission must be met
TO NOMINATE FOR THE BOARD
Complete the FXAA Board nomination form 2023_for AGM 2023and return the Nomination Form AND a brief written Expression of Interest to The Secretary, Fragile X Association of Australia by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOMINATIONS CLOSE: Tuesday 17th October, close of business.
If you have any questions about serving on the Board or the eligibility criteria, please contact the Executive Director, Wendy Bruce, in the first instance at email@example.com or the FXAA President Cynthia Roberts via firstname.lastname@example.org