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DSPANZ held their 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Thursday 21 October at 3pm (AEDT). The current DSPANZ Board, Nominated Directors and DSPANZ Members were all invited to attend the AGM via teleconference.  

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 proxy votes were tallied at the meeting with one vote being made in person. After tallying electronic proxy votes and one in-meeting vote, DSPANZ welcomed back three (3) current Board Members and one (1) past Board Member: 

  • Simone Dixon (Elmo Software)
  • Matthew Prouse (Xero)
  • Andrew Stirling (Tanda)
  • Mike Behling (MYOB) 

The Board wishes to thank outgoing Directors Sreeni Pillamarri (SoftLabs) and Brad Stockman (Ceridian) for their contribution to the DSPANZ Board. 

A vote of 100% in agreement was achieved for the proposed Constitution changes bringing these into effect immediately. An outline of these changes can be found here. The new Constitution is available here.

Following the announcement of the voting results and with no other business, Elected Directors and current Board Directors had a special meeting to discuss office bearer positions which come into effect on 1 January 2022. The 2022 office bearers will be: 

  • President – Simon Foster (Xero)
  • Vice President – Simone Dixon (Elmo Software)
  • Secretary – Mike Behling (MYOB)

The vacant office bearer position of Treasurer will be elected at a later date as will the decision pursue one (1) person for the open Co-opted Director position.

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