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Member update: Report from Election General Meeting

Karin Geraghty FGIA and Ken Weldin FGIA

Thank you to everyone who voted before and attended Governance Institute of Australia’s recent Election General Meeting (EGM) and Chartered Governance Institute’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

Hosted by our Chair, Pauline Vamos, it was an eventful Meeting with the announcement of new board directors, a farewell to others and the appointment of two new Governance Institute life members.

We wrap up the key announcements.

Two new Governance Institute board directors

We were delighted to announce the election of two new Governance Institute board directors at the Meeting: Karin Geraghty FGIA and Ken Weldin FGIA.

Karin and Ken were also elected as National Councillors for Chartered Governance Institute, of which Governance Institute is a division.

With a background in digital business transformation, information security and risk management, Karin chairs Governance Institute’s Risk and Technology Committee and is an active contributor to our South Australian and Northern Territory Council.

A chartered accountant and registered company auditor, Ken is also a member of Governance Institute’s national Legislation Review Committee, Chair of the Victorian State Council and a regular speaker and chair at Governance Institute events.

Congratulations to both of our new directors and we look forward to working with you.

Farewell to three outgoing directors

We would also like to wish all the very best to three departing Governance Institute directors: Christine Manuel, Garth Fountain-Smith and Rachel Rees.

We thank you all for your expertise and guidance.

Two life members announced

We were also delighted to announce two new Governance Institute life members: Priscilla Bryans FGIA and Warren Baillie FGIA.

Priscilla is a partner at a major law firm and Warren is a group company secretary and senior legal counsel – both are very active, long-term members of Governance Institute.

Recognising major achievement and service of the highest degree, life membership is the highest honour that the board can bestow upon an individual member.

Special resolution to amend Governance Institute’s constitution

A special resolution to amend Governance Institute’s constitution was passed, with more than 96% of members voting in favour.

In other news: Our 2022 year in review report

We are delighted to share with you our 2022 year in review report, outlining key initiatives, projects and plans from across our departments.

We think you will agree, it has been another big year at Governance Institute and a year of significant change for our organisation.

We wish everyone in our community the very best for the end of 2022 and the festive holiday season ahead.

Report to members: 2022 year in review

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