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AFTA DIRECTOR ELIGIBILITY AND VOTING PROCESS



Eligibility to be a Director


To be eligible to be a Director, a person must be a Full Member or a director or full time employee of a Full Member. 

We have provided some notes on what acting as a director entails. 

We strongly recommend that you read these notes prior to sending a nomination form.

Download the Fact Sheet on Nominations, Voting and Director Duties

Here

Download the 2021 Nomination Form for AFTA Director

Here

Being an AFTA Director – the expectations.

For some that may not have been a director before or had any specific director training, becoming a director is a privileged position that carries enormous responsibility. AFTA is a public company limited by guarantee. It has a Not-for-Profit status relying on the payment of membership fees each year to enable it to continue operating and carry out its purpose.

There are significant responsibilities when acting as a director of a company. These are set out in the Corporations Act and Common Law, both of which are interpreted by Case Law.

Board meeting obligations

There are approximately 6-8 board meetings per year plus the Annual General Meeting of the Members of the Federation which a director is expected to attend either in person (most meetings are in Sydney) or using virtual technology. 

The board meetings run for approximately 4-5 hours and directors therefore need to be available for most of that day. 

In addition, directors are required to complete the required pre-reading of Board papers and relevant reports. 

You (or your business) are also expected to pay for travel to and from these meetings and any other events that are required. 

A director is also expected to use their contacts in their state or within the broader industry to support the Federation and be available to engage with federal, state and territory governments as needed.

If you have any questions the Chairman and other directors are more than willing to answer these.

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