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Annual General Meeting

The 2021 AIHS Annual General Meeting was held online on Thursday 16 September 2021.

The incoming Directors for 2021 include Christine Edwards who was re-elected for a second three-year term, and newly appointed directors Jane Bourke and Louise Howard.

Please click HERE to revisit their candidate statements and learn more about them.

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the dedication and support provided by the outgoing Directors - Marissa Dreher and Tim Fleming.


AGM Live Stream

To view the recording of the AGM live stream please click HERE.


2021 Life Membership Award Recipient

At our recent AGM, we honoured our new life member:

Leo Ruschena

Leo has held a number of high-level OHS roles within the industry and was a Senior Lecturer in OHS at RMIT University. He brought both technical and professional knowledge combined with his corporate experience to influence several generations of students in their OHS professional education.

Leo’s contribution to the OHS Body of Knowledge has been extensive. Not only was he an active member of the Technical Panel that developed the OHS Body of Knowledge, but he also contributed to the quality assurance of the OHS BoK by reading every chapter prior to publication in 2012. Leo worked with the Registrar and Education Advisor of the AOHSEAB in a pilot program for accreditation. Through this pilot, the AOHSEAB was able to create a suite of documents for OHS program accreditation. Leo continued to be an active member of the AOHSEAB participating in several accreditation panels through to his retirement in 2017. When called upon, he has continued to participate in accreditation panels until 2021.

Leo was an inaugural board member of the Australian OHS Education Accreditation Board (AOHSEAB) and Chair of the AIHS Policy Committee and was awarded the AIHS Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Karen Zeffiro on (03) 8336 1995 or via email execassistant@aihs.org.au