The newly formed JAA National Industry Council will be holding its inaugural meeting in Sydney on Monday, May 12.
The 20 national councillors, who have been invited to attend the first meeting, represent all segments of the industry and are part of the JAA’s new governance structure announced earlier this year.
According to JAA CEO Ian Hadassin, the councillors will play a key role in shaping the JAA’s strategic agenda as they discuss issues of significant interest to the industry and develop recommendations to the JAA Board.
“It’s an impressive list of industry representatives and we are looking forward to their involvement,” he said.
“Over time we anticipate that the council will form sub-committees to work on some of the major and/or technical industry issues. We should see some real results that could change our industry in the future.”
Under the proposed changes to the JAA Constitution, the national council will be required to nominate three councillors for positions on the six-person JAA Board.
At the November 2014 meeting, the main task of the national council will be to conduct a strategic review of the JAA and the industry.
“At the Annual Members Meeting on September 2, JAA members will be asked to support the changes to the Constitution allowing the formation of the smaller six-person Board” said Hadassin.
“The smaller Board, combined with the introduction of the national council will result in a much improved structure for the industry, ensuring that it can meet the challenges ahead, on behalf of the industry.”