Eligible RAA members can now vote to fill two vacant positions on the RAA Board to have their say on the governance and leadership of South Australia’s largest membership organisation.
This year, five candidates have nominated to fill the two vacancies, each for a three-year term starting on the date of the Annual General meeting (AGM), 27 November 2023.
Eligible Members can vote between 9 August and 13 October either online, by visiting an RAA shop or requesting a paper ballot from the Company Secretary.
The five candidates are Lance Bagster, Stephen Holmes, Corinne Garrett, Penelope Gale and Sharon Starick.
The two vacancies are created by the retirement of Dr Stephen Holmes and Ms Sharon Starick, both of whom are standing for re-election.
President and Chair of the Board Peter Siebels encouraged all eligible members to take part in the election and make an informed decision about the leadership of their RAA.
“RAA is a diverse and complex business that exists to serve more than 800,000 members and our state, and this is a chance for our members to have their say on RAA’s leadership,” Mr Siebels said.
“We’d love to see our members vote in the Board election because it’s such an important part of our governance process and our organisation’s future success.
“This year there are five candidates standing for election and the RAA Board has either endorsed or not endorsed each candidate based on Endorsement Criteria developed by the RAA Nominations Committee.
“We want to make sure we have the right skills and expertise around the Board table to help make the best decisions about strategy and risk management for our members.
“This year we’ve sought candidates with expertise in Digital, IT, Energy/Infrastructure and Tourism/Travel, as well as experience chairing a Board Audit Committee.
“This expertise will complement the skills and experience of current Board members, and also ensure we have the right skills to guide RAA into the future so we’re here for the next 120 years for our members.
“Our members are at the heart of everything we do – from the Board level through to our amazing frontline teams like our patrols, contact centres and retail stores.
“We’re encouraging members to read the candidate information pack on our website, take note of the RAA Board’s endorsement statements and make an informed decision.”
In addition to the Board election, eligible members can also vote on a special resolution to amend the RAA Constitution.
The amendments seek to permit the RAA Nominations Committee to develop and recommend guidelines concerning the suitability of persons to serve as Directors of RAA, for the approval of the RAA Board.
If the amendments are adopted, the guidelines will be used by RAA’s Nominations Committee to determine if a person is suitable for election or appointment as an RAA Director for future RAA Board elections.
Direct voting and voting by proxy on the Special Resolution close at 5pm on Tuesday, 21 November 2023. For more information about the Board election and proposed Constitution amendments, please visit: https://www.raa.com.au/about-raa/corporate-governance/agm-and-board-of-directors-election