On November 21, the Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) Annual General Meeting was held in accordance with the requirements of the JAA Constitution.
The meeting saw the re-election of two elected directors for a further two-year term. Mr Cameron Marks continues in the same position he has held since May 2017. Jo Tory moves to an elected director position, from the previous position of co-opted director. Jo’s move comes as a result of current JAA President, Selwyn Brandt, reaching the expiry of his term, as per the Constitution.
Selwyn will step down as a JAA Director and President on 31 December 2018. Selwyn has been involved with the JAA in a number of capacities over the course of his 25+ year membership with the JAA. He has held a position on the NSW/ACT State Branch Committee, including the Chair, for close to 20 years, he is the Supplier Councilor on the JAA National Industry Advisory Committee and was elected to the JAA Board in 2003, taking the position of President in September 2012.
“It has been a privilege working with such great industry people over many years during my involvement with the JAA. Although I am stepping down from all my JAA duties for now, I hope to be of service in the future. My best wishes to all over the festive season and trust you have a well-deserved break and safe return in 2019” said Selwyn Brandt.
The JAA would like to acknowledge the outstanding contribution made to the association by Selwyn, and thank him for his leadership over the past 15 years as a Board Director and President.
Selwyn has been an integral part of the important advances we have made as an association over the past 6 years. All of us at JAA wish him well for the future.
The AGM also saw a special resolution passed amending the Constitution to have the Board give an endorsement to a candidate, rather than approve or reject a nomination for a director position. Nominees will also be required to submit a curriculum vitae inclusive of personal skill set and experience pertinent to being a director.
An announcement will be made early in the new year regarding the appointment of the new president and co-opted director.