Update from the Board

Published 30 July 2015 by Jon Womersley FEIANZ CEnvP, EIANZ President

The Board is coming to the end of its current term and there will shortly be a call for nominations for all executive officer positions and two other Board member positions.

All EIANZ members are encouraged to participate in this process.  The elections will be held in September/October and the outcomes will be formally announced at the EIANZ AGM to be held in Perth in late October.

As the current Board’s period of office draws to a close, it is worth reflecting on outcomes achieved over the past two years by both the previous Council/Executive, as well as the current Board which has been in place since last September.  

They include:

  • Overseeing the transition of EIANZ’s governance over these past two years.

The Institute now has a Board and Advisory Council, and while we are still in the early days of its implementation, the collective view of the previous Council was that the new structure would be a more effective and efficient basis for the Institute to govern itself.

  • Transforming and building the EIANZ Central Office and its team.

The Institute moved offices about two years ago into a much more functional and professional space. This has a provided a stronger platform for us to build a great team to support members.  With the recent co-location of staff from the Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme in the Institute’s office, that team is now in place, and is a much more significant resource for the Institute than it was a few years back.

At a more operational level, the Institute has seen the following important developments across the past 6 months, achieved under the guidance of the current Board, but also through the hard work of the Central Office team, Divisional and other committees and the CEnvP Board:

  • The appointment of new Fellow Members of the Institute.
  • The establishment of a new category of Certified Practitioner (Contaminated Land Specialist).
  • The redevelopment of the EIANZ website and the various EIANZ social media platforms.
  • Confirmation of arrangements for the 2015 EIANZ Annual Conference which will be held in Perth from the 28 – 30 October 2015. 
  • The streamlining of EIANZ financial management and banking arrangements between Central Office and the Divisions/NZ Chapter.

The Board would like to thank members for their ongoing contributions to the work of the Institute, through continuing membership, and participation in the Institute’s activities through the Divisions, NZ Chapter and other committees.

Copies of the minutes from Board meetings and Advisory Council meetings are available to members under the 'About' section of the website.