MS Society SA & NT Board nominations open

21st September 2021

The MS Society SA & NT Annual General Meeting is being held on Tuesday 19 October at 10 am and we are now seeking nominations for people with professional expertise or lived experience of MS to join the Board.

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 a Finance Committee that meets monthly to review the financial results 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.

Board members freely volunteer their time and commit to attending a monthly Board meeting, and are also invited to attend special events, strategic planning, subcommittee or ad hoc committee meetings.


If you are interested in applying to join the Board or nominating someone to join the MS Society SA & NT Board, please fill out the nomination form and email to Nominations close Friday 17 September 2021 at 5pm.

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MS Society SA & NT Board nominations open