AGM and Directors Elections 2019

Notice of Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2019
Details of the AGM 2019 of Tourism Council WA are as follows:

Date:         Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Time:         1700 – 1800 followed by a Network@Night function
Place:        Hyatt Regency Perth, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth WA 6000
Attend:     To register your attendance click here

AGM Agenda
The AGM agenda will include the annual CEO Report, Financial Report, Special Resolutions and the Declaration of Elected Directors for 2019. 

Should a financial Ordinary Member wish to have a motion considered at the AGM, please email the proposed motion to AGM@tourismcouncilwa.com.au by 17:00 hrs (WST) Tuesday 17 September 2019. The final agenda and audited financial statements will be distributed to Members in advance of the AGM. 

Notice of Special Resolution
The AGM agenda will also include a special resolution recommended by the TCWA Board to increase the Board to ten Directors and allow for additional Appointed Directors within the board. 

Election of Directors
Nominations are invited to fill three (3) Elected Director vacancies on the Tourism Council WA Board of Directors. Nominations are now open and will close at 17:00 hrs (WST) Tuesday 17 September 2019. 

Should more than three (3) eligible nominations be received, a ballot will be necessary. The vote will be conducted by electronic ballot which will open Wednesday 25 September 2019 and close at 17:00 hrs (WST) Wednesday 9 October 2019. The Returning Officer for the election is Mr Mike Michael, Managing Director of Cirrena IVS Independent Voting Solutions. 

Candidate Requirements
Consistent with the TCWA Constitution adopted at the 2016 AGM, candidate eligibility requirements have been introduced for Elected Directors positions. It is the responsibility of candidates to meet the new eligibility requirements and to comply with the Constitution and the relevant TCWA policies.

All requirements, policies and forms are detailed on the Directors Elections 2019 webpage. Candidates must submit their Nomination Forms to the Returning Officer via elections@tourismcouncilwa.com.au no later than 17:00 hrs (WST) Tuesday 17 September 2019.

Please ensure that the candidate is nominated by two separate financial Ordinary Member businesses. To nominate an Ordinary Member, businesses must have paid TCWA membership or accreditation fees for 2019-20.

Electronic Ballot
Should a ballot be necessary, the Directors Election 2019 will be conducted by electronic means for a more accessible, timely and cost effective ballot. 

The electronic ballot will be distributed via the email address of the primary contact of the Ordinary Member in the Tourism Council WA membership database. If you wish to check the details and email address of the primary contact, please call Tourism Council WA on 9416 0700.

Tourism Council WA has engaged Cirrena IVS Independent Voting Solutions to conduct the electronic ballot. 

Eligibility to Vote in Directors Election
Ordinary Members must have paid all outstanding membership fees to be eligible to vote. Only financial Ordinary Members of Tourism Council WA can vote in the Directors Election. This includes Gold Members, Silver Members and Bronze Members.

Each Accredited Tourism Business receives one vote (as a complimentary Bronze Member), however additional listings/trading names for the Accredited Tourism Business do not receive additional votes.

The primary contact of the Ordinary Member in the Tourism Council WA membership database will receive the electronic ballot. Multiple Ordinary Members may authorise the same primary contact for their businesses.

Please note that an individual cannot be an Ordinary Member of Tourism Council WA. Only businesses (including sole traders, partnerships and companies), incorporated associations, government bodies and authorities, and other organisations (not being individuals) operating in or involved in the tourism industry shall qualify as Ordinary Members. Individuals, students and other Associate Members are not eligible to vote.