BGANZ Council Vacancies 2017
A number of members have asked how can members become a BGANZ Council Representative.
BGANZ Council positions are renewed every two years at the BGANZ AGM, held at the biennial Congress, ie BGANZ 8th Congress - Adelaide- 22-25 October 2017.
Members can only remain on Council for a maximum of 3 terms, 6 years.
All vacancy positions (in red below) for 2017-2019 will be filled prior to, and formally announced at the 2017 BGANZ AGM.
All nominations for a Council position should be forwarded to a members Regional Group Chair prior to 16 August 2017, and/or current State/Territory position holder, and/or President and/or BGANZ CEO.
BGANZ aims to improve gender balance on Council in future years.
Council membership is formally announced at the BGANZ AGM.
The maximum 15 BGANZ Council positions are allocated and filled, per the BGANZ Constitution, as follows: (Expected vacancies 2017 -2019 in Red)
Each Australian State or Territory has one representative.
2 Northern Territory
3 West Australia
4 South Australia
Where BGANZ Regional groups exist, regional group members elect their State representative prior to BGANZ AGM.
9/10 New Zealand (2 positions, includes 1 Vice President NZ)
11/12 CHABG Reps - (Maximum of 2 positions)
13 Co-opted Member ( Maximum of 2)
14 Co-opted Member
15 Councillor at Large
16 Immediate Past President
If you have an interest in becoming a BGANZ Council member, or require more information please contact Eamonn Flanagan email@example.com
From the BGANZ Constitution:
A Council conducts the affairs of the Association.
The Council must have a maximum of 15 members and comprise:
(a) One regional representative from each Australian State and Territory nominated by the regional group or groups in those Australian States and Territories in which such groups exist.
(b) In any Australian State or Territory where there is no formal regional group, one regional representative nominated by institutional members located in the relevant State or Territory.
(c) Two representatives from New Zealand botanic gardens nominated by regional group or groups in New Zealand;
(d) A maximum of two members nominated by the Capital-city Gardens.
(e) A Councillor- at-Large nominated by the representatives of Associate members and Individual member
If you require further information please contact Eamonn Flanagan, firstname.lastname@example.org