Nominations are now open for the election of our National Office Bearers (2018/2019) which will take place on 7 September at our next face to face meeting in Canberra.

Nominations will be called for:

  • National President (1 position)
  • National Senior Vice President (1 position)
  • National Vice President (2 positions)
To nominate, you must be either a current member of National Council, a past member of National Council or due to take office as a member of National Council.

Please submit your CV and a Vision Statement to the AIB (limit 500 words) to by COB Friday 17 August 2018.

The CV/Vision Statement might include things such as:

  • Brief overview of work history
  • Overview of involvement with the AIB at Chapter / National level
  • Industry Qualificiations
  • Long term vision of the AIB while supporting the mission statement / pillars
  • What will you bring to the role / area of expertise
  • How will you support the CEO to grow the AIB
  • Why are you best qualified for the role.
Should the current National Council have questions they need to ask of you, then this will be done in a timely manner so all nominations can be tabled and voted upon on 7 September. Nomination forms which must also form part of the application and can be found here.

I was delighted to be in Hong Kong recently along with the Chapter President Overseas, Norman Faifer to hold the Chapter’s Annual General Meeting, conduct a number of Professional Interviews for potential membership and to stage the inaugural Hong Kong Professional Excellence Awards. We also took the opportunity to resign our MOU’s with both the Hong Kong Institute of Construction Managers as well as the Hong Kong Institute of Clerk of Works.

While our schedule in Hong Kong was somewhat hectic, it also reminded me that with in excess of 500 members, just how active the Chapter has been and continues to be so. At the Awards function, we met one of the founding members of the Chapter, John Chan who is not only charming and highly intelligent, but a person who spearheaded the judging of out first Awards program.

Any not for profit, member based association is only as good as the members who contribute to its growth and prosperity by growing a strong Value Proposition. From what I saw whilst in Hong Kong, the Chapter is committed not only to growth, but to working with other like – minded organisations to ensure that we can deliver the best possible events and activities as well as relevant and cutting edge Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

I am also delighted to welcome Henry Ng as the new Hong Kong Chapter President. While we pass on our sincere thanks to Lap Wa Lam for his work over the last few years, I returned home knowing that Henry will bring a breath of fresh air to the Chapter, as well as think strategically in order to best service the needs of both current and potential new members.

Finally this week, a reminder that tickets are now on sale for the National Awards to be held at the National Arboretum on September 7. This will be a great night at an outstanding venue if you have not had a chance to visit as of yet.

Just visit our website for all the details on how to grab your tickets – I sincerely look forward to seeing you there.

Have a good weekend ahead everyone.

Greg Hughes