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ABSIA's 2018 Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Tuesday October 30, at 3pm (AEDT) in Melbourne. Once again this year, the number of Board Nominees exceeded the number of available positions and proxy voting was held in the lead up to the AGM. The results of the proxy votes were tallied at the meeting with no votes being made in person.

Constitution Changes

A vote of 75% or greater was achieved for all of the proposed Constitution changes bringing them into effect immediately. An outline of these changes can be found here.

Resignation of Directors

One Board Member, David Field, stepped down from his position on the Board. ABSIA extends many thanks to David for his efforts in establishing ABSIA and being heavily involved since its inception. We wish David all the best for his future endeavours.


Appointment of Directors

After tallying the Electronic Proxy Votes, ABSIA welcomed one new Board Member Marjukka Maki-Hokkonen from PeopleCloud Consulting. 

Current Board Members Michael Behling, Simon Foster and Michael Ross were all re-elected to the Board. 

Change of Roles

Following the announcement of the of the voting results, new and old Board Members selected the Board positions, they are as follows:

  • Chris Howard - Director and President
  • Simon Foster - Director and Vice President
  • Mike Behling - Director and Secretary
  • Matthew Prouse - Director and Treasurer
  • Karen Lay-Brew - Director and Head of Government Partnerships
  • Marjukka Maki-Hokkonen - Director and Head of Industry Partnerships
  • Ian Gibson - Director
  • Michael Ross - Director

Please note that due to the newly instated constitution changes that this Board will be in effect as of January 1, 2019. 

Treasurer's Report

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

Other Business

At the end of the meeting, David Field became the first Inaugural Individual Lifetime Member of ABSIA. 


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