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Strategic Board Series - May 2019

The Strategic Board Series is an invaluable information sharing and collaboration event held by The Association Specialists. It is comprised of a panel of thought leaders from a variety of backgrounds and industry areas in the Association and Not-For-Profit sectors.

This complimentary event is organised by the TAS team with the goal of increasing awareness and providing a platform for knowledge sharing and networking among peers.

Our most recent event focused on the
Governance & Financial implications for Associations, as well as the Latest Trends in Conferencing & Events.

This series was comprised of two panels:

Panel One: The key financial and governance updates occurring that Executive Board members should be aware of.

Panel Two: The successful and innovative ways organisations engage with their members, with specific attention placed upon conferencing, digital engagement and networking opportunities.


Sydney Panellists:

  • Catherine Maxwell - Executive Manager, Policy and Advocacy at Governance Institute of Australia
  • Carl Millington - Partner, Pitcher Partners - Sydney
  • Jim Welsh - Chair, Australasian Life Underwriting and Claims Association (ALUCA)
  • Lee de Winton - Board, South West Bankstown Chamber of Commerce
  • Charles Cameron - CEO, Recruitment, Consulting and Staffing Association (RCSA)
  • Charles Wurf - CEO, Australian Traditional Medicine Society

Melbourne Panellists:

  • Garth Fountain-Smith - Director, Governance Institute of Australia
  • Julia Whitford - General Manager, Strategy and Operations at Australian HR Institute (AHRI)
  • Marie-Claire Andrews - Vice President, Association for Women in Events (AWE)
  • Roger Harris - Intensive Care Specialist, Co-Founder of SMACC & CODA
  • Jim Welsh - Chair, Australasian Life Underwriting and Claims Association (ALUCA)


For an idea of what to expect moving forward - please see the footage below from our most recent series in May 2019!

Governance & Finance - May 2019

Conferencing, Networking & Digital Engagement - May 2019


We would also like to give a special thank you to Tourism New Zealand who we are proud to have as our platinum partner for both the Sydney & Melbourne 2019 Series.


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