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MS Society Board nominations open

29th August 2019

The MS Society SA/NT annual general meeting is coming up in October and we are now seeking nominations for people with professional expertise or lived experience of MS to join the Board.

If you are interested in nominating someone to join the MS Society SA/NT Board, please fill out the nomination form and email to nominations@ms.asn.au. Nominations close Tuesday 17 September, 5pm.


The role of the Board

The Board play an important role in the MS Society, overseeing the governance and management of the organisation. The role of the Board is defined by the Associations Incorporations Act and the MS Society’s Constitution and regulated by the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

The Board sets the strategic direction of the MS Society and monitors management’s performance on behalf of its Members. Its activities include:

  • ensuring effective implementation of the strategy
  • setting and leading the implementation of the vision, mission and values
  • establishing and maintaining appropriate governance structures
  • ensuring resources are available to achieve the strategic plan and budget
  • regularly monitoring the operational key performance indicators and financial performance
  • ensuring significant risks are identified and appropriately managed
  • selecting and reviewing the performance of the Chief Executive Officer
  • monitoring the MS Society’s compliance against the law.

The Board also has two sub-committees, which review specific areas of the organisation. The Finance, Risk and Audit Committee meets monthly to review the financials and provide feedback on the financial performance and sustainability of the organisation; identify and manage all areas of risk; and recommend to the Board the nomination of the MS Society’s independent, external auditor. The Nominations Committee considers the Board’s structure, recruitment and evaluation; as well as the CEO’s recruitment and performance.

Board members freely volunteer their time and commit to attending a monthly Board meeting, and most also attend at least one of the committee meetings.

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