Call for Nominations – 2018
Positions on the Board of Directors
Parkinson’s NSW Ltd
ACN 622 455 985
Closing Date: 10 August 2018 (5:00pm AEDT)
Call for Nominations
In accordance with clause 8 of its Constitution, Parkinson’s NSW Ltd (PNSW) is calling for nominations for its Board of Directors. In accordance with clause 8 of the Constitution all Members of PNSW are eligible to nominate for vacant Board positions in 2018.
Nominations must comply with the criteria established by the Board.
A PNSW Member must be nominated by another Member to fill a vacant Elected Director position that is to be the subject of an election at the AGM.
Please note that those nominating a candidate and the nominees must be financial Members of PNSW.
In accordance with the clause 8.5 of the Constitution, as the Parkinson’s NSW Association transitioned to a company limited by guarantee in 2018 it is a requirement that all Elected Directors step down and if nominated seek election as Director.
All current Directors, subject to the requirements of the Constitution, will be eligible for re-election by the Members as Elected Directors.
The PNSW Remuneration & Nominations Committee will consider all Nominees and will recommend to the Board, in accordance with clause 8 .6 of the Constitution, those candidates meeting the appropriate qualities and skill sets required by the Board.
In 2018 the Remuneration & Nominations Committee have been instructed to give favourable consideration to Nominees with skills that are seen priority for the successful future of PNSW.
The Board Skills Matrix and the associated definitions and priorities is available for download from the bottom of this page.
Responsibilities of the Board of Directors
The Board of Directors governs PNSW and has the overall responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the organisation. It is also responsible for the financial viability of PNSW.
All Board members are required to act in accordance with the Constitution, the PNSW Directors Code of Conduct, and any other relevant PNSW Policies.
A copy of PNSW’s most recent annual report can be found at here.
Format of Application
All applications must consist of the following:
- A completed PNSW Nominations Form, with the signatures of nominators and the nominee;
- A current high resolution ‘passport style’ photograph;
- A candidate statement – not exceeding 600 words in the required font (Calibri, size 11) and in Microsoft Word format (not PDF). The candidate statement must provide details of the nominee’s history with PNSW, reasons for nominating for the Board position, address any particular competencies being sought, personal qualities that would contribute to the Board and details of any actual, perceived or potential conflicts of interest. The candidate statement will be subject to reformatting for distribution;
- A Curriculum Vitae; and
- A declaration (form provided) that in the last 6 months the candidate has undertaken and received positive outcomes from both bankruptcy/ solvency checks and a disqualified director check.
Lodgement of Application
All completed applications for nomination are to be forwarded to:
The Company Secretary at Jo-Anne.Reeves@parkinsonsnsw.org.au
Or by mail to:
The Remuneration & Nominations Committee
C/- The Company Secretary
PO Box 71
North Ryde BC, NSW 1670
For enquiries relating to the nominations process, please contact the PNSW Company Secretary via Jo-Anne.Reeves@parkinsonsnsw.org.au OR 1800 644 189
The Board of Parkinson’s NSW, via its Remuneration and Nominations Committee, will consider all nominations received in response to this notice and a final list of candidates will be subject to an election ballot at the Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday 24 October 2018 at North Ryde RSL.
Download Board of Directors Position – Nomination Form (pdf)
Download Board Matrix Definitions (pdf)
Download Parkinson’s NSW CLBG Constitution (pdf)
Download Parkinson’s NSW 2016-2017 Annual Report (pdf)