Nominations open for WMRR Board of Directors
22 March 2022
The Waste Management and Resource Recovery Association of Australia (WMRR) is a member-driven, CEO-led, not-for-profit organisation governed by a Board of directors. This year, the Board is undergoing a process of renewal, with a number of directors reaching their maximum terms.
We are now calling for nominations from WMRR members for both the nominated and elected director positions, including for the role of WMRR vice president and the members’ elected director, both of which fall under the elected director category. A maximum of five (5) director positions in total are available.
The Board’s responsibilities
The Board is responsible for the provision of strategic direction to, and governance of, the association. Board positions are voluntary, and the Board meets for a maximum of half a day, six (6) times a year (reasonable travel and accommodation costs will be met).
WMRR directors, with the exception of PEAK directors, serve a two (2)-year term and are eligible for re-election or re-appointment for a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms.
Who we are looking for
WMRR is the national peak body representing all stakeholders in Australia’s $15.5 billion waste and resource recovery (WARR) industry, and we have more than 2,000 members from over 500 entities nationwide that span the breadth and depth of our sector, operating across the three (3) levels of government, private sector, universities, and NGOs.
Our purpose is to lead the success of our essential WARR industry, which will drive the creation of local jobs and economies, while ensuring that the environment and community are protected through safe and responsible resource recovery.
Thus, the composition of WMRR’s Board aims to:
WMRR’s current Board of directors can be found here.
Elected directors and vice president
Elected directors, including the vice president, will be elected by members, with the outcome of the election announced at the 2022 AGM in June.
Nominations of candidates must be in writing and must include a signature or relevant acknowledgement from two (2) current financial WMRR members; if a nomination is made on behalf of the nominee, the application must be accompanied by written consent of the nominee.
To apply, you will need:
Nominations received will be reviewed by the Board Nominations Committee against the eligibility criteria.
In the event that there is more than one (1) eligible candidate for the vice president role or the members’ elect director role, then a membership vote will be held in May 2022.
WMRR is also calling for nominations for skills-based nominated directors who will be appointed by the WMRR nominations committee ahead of the 2022 AGM.
How to submit a nomination
All financial WMRR members may self-nominate with the endorsement of two (2) proposers who are also current financial members of WMRR. Applicants can apply for any or all positions.
All forms and documents must be emailed to Jacqueline Ong at [email protected] by no later than 5p.m. AEST on Friday, 29 April 2022. Nominations after this date and incomplete nominations will not be considered.
Successful nominated and elected directors will take office for a term of two (2) years, commencing at the WMRR AGM, which will be held on Tuesday, 7 June 2022. Directors are able to re-nominate at the end of their two (2)-year terms but may not hold office for more than four (4) consecutive years.
Only financial WMRR members are able to nominate for these positions or propose a suitable candidate. If you would like to nominate but have not renewed your WMRR membership for 2022, please contact the WMRR office on 02 8746 5000 or email [email protected]