A number changes have been made to the executive line-up of the ACT Division of the SIA, following the ACT Division Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 19th August 2009. Mr David Segrott, the outgoing President, warmly welcomed Mr Gary Lawson-Smith (National SIA CEO) and members of the ACT Division to the AGM. David noted apologies from the national President, Barry Silburn, who could not attend due to work commitments. David presented the annual reports and convened the elections for the new committee. The following executives to the ACT Divisional committee were elected unopposed:
President & ACT Representative to the National Board
Tony Mitchell CPMSIA
PJ Fleming FSIA
Phil Howard CPMSIA
Treasurer and National Public Officer
David Segrott CPMSIA
Angela Maples MSIA
Kerry Plunkett FSIA
Tim Cody MSIA
Glenda Snoxall CPMSIA
Margaret Hay CPMSIA
John Everett FSIA
In receiving the handover, Tony took the opportunity to thank David for his efforts and energy, his strong leadership and utmost professionalism for both the ACT Division and also as the National Representative and Public Officer on the SIA National Board. Tony noted the changing direction of the SIA being initiated by the National Board, and congratulated Barry Silburn and Gary Lawson-Smith, among others, for their efforts in coordinating the necessary reviews. Tony thanked the members for the honour to fill the responsibilities as their President, and he highlighted the agenda he wanted to take forward in the coming year:
(i) Revitalising the activities for members through the Division's Activity Program - to include updates on contemporary OHS information and social content to strengthen the network of members. It will be important to build and strengthen the membership, ensuring that there are clear returns for the divisional membership.
(ii) Formalising the OHS technical agenda of the Division. In particular, the need to drive the Division's involvement in OHS Technical Panels and to have greater influence on contemporary OHS issues (in ACT and Nationally).
(iii) Finally, getting the ACT Division behind the implementation of the National Strategy and the changes that are necessary to keep the SIA relevant in the next 60 years of professional practice.
Look out for the ACT Division's updated committee information on the Website.
Tony Mitchell CPMSIA- President ACT Division,
Safety Institute of Australia Ltd
Unit 2/217-219 Mickleham Rd Tullamarine Victoria 3043