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WMRR calls for Board nominations

The Board of Directors of the Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association (WMRR) is undergoing a process of renewal in 2020, with a number of two-year director terms coming to an end.

As a result, calls for nominations for both nominated and elected director positions have been made. These include the role of vice president of WMRR and the members’ elected director, which both fall within the elected director category. Amongst the Board’s responsibilities are the provision of strategic direction to, and governance of, the organisation. Board positions are voluntary, and the Board meets for half a day, six  times a year (travel and accommodation costs will be met).

Elected directors and vice president

WMRR has advised that elected directors, including the vice president, will be elected by members, with the outcome of the election announced at the 2020 AGM on Wednesday June 10. Nominations of candidates must be in writing and must include a signature or relevant acknowledgement from two financial WMRR members; if a nomination is made on behalf of the nominee, the application must be accompanied by written consent of the nominee.

All nominees must also provide a 200-word summary outlining their key attributes and what they would bring to the role, as well as a current CV. Nominations received will be reviewed by the Board Nominations Committee against the eligibility criteria. If there is more than one eligible candidate for the vice president role or the members’ elect director role, then a membership vote will be held in May 2020.

Nominated directors

WMRR is also calling for nominations for skills-based nominated directors who will be appointed by the WMRR nominations committee ahead of the 2020 AGM.

Nominations of  these candidates must be in writing and must include a signature or relevant acknowledgement from two financial WMRR members; if a nomination is made on behalf of the nominee, the application must be accompanied by written consent of the nominee. A range of required and desirable eligibility criteria, including demonstrating experience in risk evaluation and management, as well as representation of our essential industry will need to be addressed. They must also provide a CV alongside a 200-word summary outlining key attributes and what they will bring to the role.

How to submit a nomination

All financial WMRR members may self-nominate with the endorsement of two proposers who are also current financial members of WMRR. Applicants can apply for any or all positions.

Forms and information can also be found on the WMRR website and all forms and documents must be emailed to Jacqueline Ong at jacqueline@wmrr.asn.au by no later than 5p.m. AEST on Thursday, 30 April 2020. WMRR said that nominations after this date will not be considered.

Successful nominated and elected directors will take office for a term of two years, commencing at the WMRR AGM, which will be held on Wednesday, 10 June 2020. Directors are also able to re-nominate at the end of their two year terms but may not hold office for more than four consecutive years.

WMRR also said that only financial WMRR members are able to nominate for these positions or propose a suitable candidate. Interested candidates who would like to nominate but have not renewed their WMRR membership for 2020 can contact the national office on 02 8746 5000 or email info@wmrr.asn.au.