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. 

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. 

2019 Election of Directors

This year the elected Directors who will be retiring, and who are able to renominate, are Larissa Zimmerman from Queensland and Sam Rando from Northern Territory and South Australia, opening two (2) Director positions for election. Our continuing elected Directors are Leanne Craze, Stuart Baird, Coral Robinson, Amanda Branley and Craig Zanker. These Directors are joined by appointed Director, Ben Holgate, who advises on fundraising strategy. 

Directors may be elected from regions in which there are vacancies—these regions are Queensland; Northern Territory and South Australia; Tasmania; Victoria; and Western Australia.

The Wilderness Society Ltd operates nationally with Campaigning, Organising, Communications, Membership, Fundraising and Business Operations arms that work across several locations. The Board maintains oversight of all these activities and looks for particular skills or experience in the governance of non-government organisations; financial and risk management; environmental advocacy and social change; and legal expertise.

Nominating for the 2019 Election of Directors

The Wilderness Society is calling for nominations from Members for the position of Director. If as a Member you are interested in nominating, please contact or call 1800 030 641 for further details. Nominations will close at 5pm AEDT on Thursday, 24 October 2019.

Voting for the 2019 Election of Directors

Online Election voting opens on Thursday, 31 October 2019 when candidate information and voting material will be made available on this page. Voting will close at 5pm AEDT on Thursday, 21 November 2019. The results of the election will be notified to Members at the Annual General Meeting.

The Wilderness Society Ltd 2019 Annual General Meeting

Join us on Thursday, 28 November 2019 at 6:30pm AEDT for our Annual General Meeting. 

Details of the various locations where you can attend the meeting will also be made available on this page—please revisit from 28 October 2019.

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.