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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. The National Office organisation chart can be downloaded here.

 

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 & Territory Membership Groups (STMGs) that hold regular meetings. These meetings are open to all members at all levels and are publicised in advance.

 

STMGs are  a conduit to connect and engage FPA Australia members (and other interested individuals) with the Association in pursuit of actions and activities for the continued improvement and/or promotion of:

 

  • the Australian fire protection community
  • members of Fire Protection Association Australia at a local and national level.

 

To lean more about State & Territory Membership Groups, visit the wepage here.