AQA Victoria Ltd (AQA) is a registered, public company limited by guarantee. AQA has a constitution which outlines the organisation's key objectives and matters relating to membership, the appointment process of directors and their duties, scope of activities under which the board directors may act and procedural matters pertaining to the conduct of meetings.
The board meets monthly, usually at AQA in Fairfield. The Board convenes four committees to support the good governance of the organisation:
- Finance and Audit
- Quality and Risk
Each committee operates under terms of reference and annual work plans that address strategic priorities, contribute to the Board's assurance framework and make recommendations to the Board. All Directors serve on at least one committee.
Board of Directors
The constitution makes provision for appointment of nine (9) board directors. All positions are honorary appointments. The board currently comprises nine non-executive directors. Appointment of directors is made on the basis of skill, experience and empathy with people with disability.
All directors are aware of their obligations in relation to declaring conflicts and interests. Standing items at each board meeting include provision for amendments and updating of declarations prior to Board decisions and Directors make an annual declaration of interests to the Company's independent auditors.
Convenor Governance Committee
Appointed April 2013
Social Work – BSW; Grd Dip Rehab Counselling – Grad Dip Rehab; Master App Science Innovation and Services Management – Mast App.Sc, ISM.
Michelle has worked in Government, NFP and community health and has an interest in the role community has to play in terms of health management and engagement. Michelle also has a sound background in industrial relations from both the management and union perspectives. Michelle is experienced in not-for-profit governance, organisational development, employee management and State Government compliance. Currently Michelle is Director, Organisational Transformation at MIND Australia.
Member of Quality & Risk Committee
Appointed May 2017
David is experienced working in consultancy and government sectors across engineering, project management and governance disciplines and is currently an SCI Peer Support volunteer, motivational speaker and adventurer.
Living with SCI since 1988, David has competed at the Paralympics in wheelchair rugby, flown solo around Australia and paddled the 2,226 km length of the Murray River in a kayak. David was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his contribution to people with a disability through sport.
David is passionate about challenging community perceptions of what a person with a disability can achieve by doing things differently, through the design of innovative engineering solutions or engaging the support of people within the community to help achieve his adventures.