News - 11 July 2019

Annual General Meeting 2019

The Wilderness Society Ltd Notice of 2019 Election of Directors and Annual General Meeting

Since 1976, with the support of our Members, The Wilderness Society has stood at the forefront of Australia’s most historic environmental victories. From the Franklin River, to Fraser Island, to Tasmania’s forests, to the Kimberley and numerous World Heritage Areas, we’re focused on bigger-picture outcomes. 

Our vision is for a future where a new National Environment Act gives the Federal Government greater powers and responsibilities to protect the environment, with a new independent National Environmental Protection Authority to act as a watchdog over the system. As a Member, you are a vital part of a broader movement making this happen. 

2019 Election of Directors

Each year Members participate in the election of our Board of Directors. The nomination and election process is designed to promote broad geographic representation and elected Directors must come from at least four of the following six regions: Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales; Queensland; Northern Territory and South Australia; Tasmania; Victoria; and Western Australia. 

In July, we called for nominations for the Election of Directors on The Wilderness Society’s Board. Nominations have now closed with four confirmed nominees for election: Sam Rando (NT/SA), Carlos Schafer (Vic), Lisa Roberts (Vic) and Bob Graham (Tas).

Voting for the 2019 Election of Directors

Online Election voting opens at 9am AEDT on Thursday, 31 October 2019 and closes at 5pm AEDT on Thursday, 21 November 2019. The results of the election will be notified to Members at the Annual General Meeting.

Members are registered with Simply Voting - to participate, visit refer to your invitation and enter your individual Member ID and Password to vote

Short biographies for all 2019 nominees for the Election of Directors are outlined here

The Wilderness Society Ltd 2019 Annual General Meeting

Join us for our Annual General Meeting - receive reports from the current Board of Directors and be notified of the results of the election.

Date: Thursday, 28 November 2019, 6:00pm for meeting commencing at 6:30pm AEDT

Venue: Suite 201, Level 2, 46 Kippax Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010, joined simultaneously by link to Wilderness Society offices around the country - see below for your nearest venue.

or call 1800 030 641 for more details.

Hobart6:00pm AEDT registration for a 6:30pm startThe Wilderness Society Ground floor, 132 Davey St, Hobart, Tasmania
Melbourne6:00pm AEDT registration for a 6:30pm startThe Wilderness Society 353-355 King St,  West Melbourne, Victoria
Adelaide5:30pm ACDT registration for a 6:00pm startThe Wilderness Society  Level 7, 118 King William St,  Adelaide, South Australia
Perth3:00pm AWST registration for a 3:30pm startThe Wilderness Society City West Lotteries House 2 Delhi St, West Perth, Western Australia
Brisbane5:00pm AEST registration for a 5:30pm startThe Wilderness Society Upstairs, 67 Boundary St West End, Queensland
Newcastle6:00pm AEDT registration for a 6:30pm startThe Wilderness Society Pachamama House,  21 Gordon Avenue,  Hamilton, New South Wales

Further information

The Wilderness Society Ltd Annual Review will be published on this page before 21 November.

Proxies may be appointed for general meetings.

Please complete an Appointment of Proxy form and return to the Executive Officer. All proxies must be received by 6.30pm AEDT on Tuesday, 26 November 2019.

Should you require additional information regarding this year’s Election of Directors or the AGM, please call our Supporter Care team on 1800 030 641.

Other meetings

Our Wilderness Society entities are also hosting their own AGMs. Click the links below to RSVP to a gathering near you! 

Wilderness Society Newcastle AGM

Wilderness Society (South Australia) Inc. AGM

Wilderness Society (Tasmania) Inc. AGM

Wilderness Society Victoria Inc. AGM

Wilderness Society WA AGM

Wilderness Society (Sydney) Inc AGM

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support as a Member, and to encourage you to participate as a candidate as well as in our 2019 election process.