SEANZ Board Review Update
The SEANZ Board’s review following on from last year and the SGM, and its decision to invest in structural and internal development to enable SEANZ to stay ahead of the curve in working through growing pains, under clause 10 of the SEANZ Constitution, is now well in play.
SEANZ has strengthened its governance, management and operations structure.This includes:
- new fit for purpose legal foundation governance and guiding documents and rules for SEANZ and members (to be published on website in members section when signed off)
- restructure of the SEANZ team with new operational and governance appointment(s)
- updated and new processes including new disputes resolution plus much more
- increased communications capability and capacity, including a new about to be launched whizz bang website focussed on advocating for members across the trifecta
- updated members forum and space to enable discussion, for making connections across the membership online, we encourage you to use
- identification by summary for members, all past projects, achievements/wins and losses and current work in progress in members section, detailing the preferred agreements with banks, government agencies and others
- identification of new projects in progress today to deliver more value
Increasing transparency on the work, actions, results of SEANZ for members is key and the changes made within SEANZ will reflect this.
SEANZ Restructure - meet the whole SEANZ team – the Board, Management and Operations
Under the review the board has restructured the team to be far more effective for industry and members.
We welcome Emma Bossley, a new appointment. She replaces Rebecca George as SEANZ Board Secretary and is our new Treasurer effective 1st April 2023, under clause 9.5 of the constitution. Emma is not a board member but a board appointed external third party with no conflicts of interest. She is well experienced in SEANZ used platforms/applications, being Nationbuilder for membership and our online management and Xero for financial management.
Rebecca George (ex-Board Secretary) takes up Industry Liaison/Membership Services, an expanded role from the previous position, to address member’s requirements, onboarding new members, improving the SEANZ experience, managing SEANZ events including conference and managing the disputes resolution process.
Greg Hoskins maintains the position of addressing all things technical - Standards, Industry Training and leading the Tech Team.
Dwayne Cocker is responsible for managing internal controls, including contractors’ agreements, industry risk mitigation and market analysis.
Kristin Gillies continues as SEANZ Communications Manager and looking after all things digital.
Kristy Hoare looks after projects and the building of useful information resources for members as well as lobbying. As the go to for getting specific projects completed Kristy is working across the trifecta.
Regan Heal maintains his role in developing industry strategy, flexibility services and related developments and industry advocacy/lobbying.
Andrew Beckett and Rogier Simons both look after the new and fast developing utility scale solar (USS) sector, where they are leading development of new resources that address lessons learnt, advocacy, best practice, consenting et al. Having onboarded local and international USS members (capital and equity funders, EPC’s, construction firms) this will grow exponentially. The appointment of a dedicated SEANZ USS resource (lobbyist, USS manager) is to be announced in due course.
And as Exec Chair, I am responsible for the Board, the Operations team, managing risk, and pulling all the above together to deliver value for you, our stakeholders.
As more of the changes are affected, we will advise all members.
As always, if you have questions or need help please let us know by contacting [email protected] or [email protected].