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The meeting was held on 10 October 2017 in Sydney.

Resignation of Directors

Three Board Members, Josef Bobinac, Patrick Hamilton and David Tuke, stepped down from the Board. ABSIA thanked these members for their contributions to ABSIA and wished them well for their future endeavours.

Appointment of Directors

This year, the number of ABSIA Director Nominees exceeded the number of vacant elected ABSIA positions. For the first time, a ballot was held by Electronic Proxy Voting. After the voting process, ABSIA welcomed three new Board Members: Chris Howard (ADP), Ian Gibson (SuperChoice Services Pty Ltd) and Matthew Prouse (Xero). Each new member will bring extensive industry experience to help drive and grow ABSIA's membership as well as forging new relationships and building upon existing ones. 

Current Board Members, Deanne Windsor and Mike Behling, were successfully re-nominated. Due to the resignation of one of the directors, it left a casual position for an ABSIA Member to finish the remaining one year term. The newly elected Board invited Mike Behling (MYOB) to take this position and Mike accepted.

There were two co-opted positions available on the Board for a two year period. The newly formed Board invited Karen Lay-Brew (3Pillars.Digital) to take one of the positions and Karen accepted. There was a remaining co-opted position available that the Board will address at a later date. 

Change of Roles

A brief meeting for the new Board was held after the Annual Conference to select the President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. The Board positions are now as follows:

  • President - Karen Lay-Brew
  • Vice President - Chris Howard
  • Treasurer - Simon Foster
  • Secretary - Mike Behling

Treasurer's Report

Simon Foster delivered the treasurer's report, which was then accepted.

Other Business

There was no other business raised by, or further questions from, the audience for the Board.


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