18 Jan 2016
As you know, last year was again challenging for us and culminated in hard but necessary actions, but we look forward to 2016 with great optimism. This year represents a new phase in the life of the organisation, and will be shaped by a leaner, more focused, efficient and sustainable operating model. As Jon Clements, our National President, outlined in December, 2016 brings a strategic rationalisation of our operational model and a review of our governance structures. National Council in consultation with a range of stakeholders has adopted a strategic plan to focus on the areas of education, membership and advocacy. We believe these three pillars will enable the Institute as a whole to be more effective in advocating for change, supporting practices and nurturing the future leaders of the profession.
While we work through the change agenda and undertake the search for a longer term CEO, I have the privilege of leading the Institute. This has its challenges but I am confident in the clear-minded purposefulness of National Council, who have provided phenomenal support, and in our staff who continue to demonstrate their commitment and capability in a difficult environment. Additionally, our members are demonstrating their passion and support in many ways.
The national search for a new CEO is well underway and we are excited by the opportunity that a fresh leadership expression provides. We look forward to updating you when the appointment is finalised.
Lastly a reminder that there are opportunities for you to shape the future of the profession and the Institute and the best way to do so is through representation. I encourage you to make a nomination for National Council, including two Nationally-Elected National Councillors. Nominations close Thursday at 4pm AEDT. Visit the nominations portal for details.