Association Structure

 

FPA Australia is run by a Board of Directors made up of six elected directors (two elected each year for a 3-year term), elected by the membership prior to the November AGM. Up to three more board members can be co-opted, for a term of one year by the six elected members. Up to three past presidents may also be asked to sit on the board.

 

At the board meeting following the AGM, the Directors appoint their National President, Senior Vice President, Junior Vice President and Treasurer for the forthcoming year. The final Member of the Board is the (non-voting) Chief Executive Officer, who is appointed by the Board to fulfil the role of the Association's Public Officer, run the organisation and manage the team of permanent and temporary staff in the Melbourne-based National Office. Download the FPA Australia staff organisational chart.

 

The Board is governed by the Association's Memorandum and Articles of Association (M&AA) which lays out the objectives of the Association, together with the requirements for membership, directors, meetings, committees and financial matters. FPA Australia produces an annual report which is published in time for the AGM in November each year and can be found here.

 

FPA Australia has established State Divisional  Committees in all states that hold regular meetings.

 

These Committees can respond to local state jurisdictional issues and provide a voice to government on matters relating to state legislation. State Committees can be very affective at lobbying the various government agencies such as building commissions on important matters such as legislative reform.

 

State committees also hold functions and provide the opportunity to network with other fire safety stakeholders. Golf days and annual dinner dances are regular events on the yearly calendar of many state committees. Seminars and breakfast forums are also arranged to address local and topical issues.