Recent changes agreed by CIMA’s council aim to bring the institute closer to local market conditions and provide the regional autonomy and empowerment essential to meet the council’s objectives.
CIMA wishes to ensure that it engages with and takes advantage of local conditions which are best understood by CIMA members and staff locally. They will be empowered to propose their own governance rules to meet CIMA's council’s objectives.
What does this mean for CIMA in Australasia?
CIMA’s council approved the formation of an Australasia regional board (ARB) in March 2011. Empowered by council, the ARB is dedicated to overseeing CIMA’s agreed strategy in terms of the Australasia market.
The board replaced the existing NECs of Australia and New Zealand and is made up of representatives from both countries.
The Australasia regional board members for 2014-2017 are:
- Chair and Queensland representative: Tom Du Preez
- Deputy Chair and Victorian representative: Eilis Kelly
- Council representative area 19: Chand Pandit
- NSW Branch representative: Theo Soumyraj
- South Australia representative: Rebecca Bennett
- Western Australia representative: Mark Elliott
- ACT representative: Srimal Abeysekera
- Auckland representative: Mohamed Nalar
- Wellington representative: Karen Wood
Nominations for posts on the regional board are now closed.
The ARB’s role is to oversee CIMA council’s strategy for the Australasia markets. We look forward to a robust growth for CIMA in this region over the next few years.