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Notice of AGM and Board Election

Members are advised that the 98th Annual General Meeting of the Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania Limited will be held in Hobart on Tuesday 30 November. Following the success of last year’s virtual online AGM, we will invite members to attend online as well as physically this year.

The Constitution of the Club requires that the official Notice of Meeting, listing the agenda items, be published at least 21 days before the date of the meeting. To meet this obligation, the notice will be published in the October–November edition of Journeys as well as provided via other channels.

Should any eligible member wish to be nominated for election as a director on the Board, a nomination form can be requested from RACT’s Company Secretary via [email protected].

Eligibility to nominate for election and the election process is governed by RACT’s Constitution and Election By-laws, which can be found at ract.com.au/about-us and will be provided along with any nomination forms requested.

The closing date for completed nomination forms is two months prior to the AGM. Members who request a nomination pack will be advised of the likely nomination period on expression of interest.

It should be noted that the position of director on the Board of the Club carries with it a number of legal responsibilities, such as a requirement to act in the best interests of the Club as a whole, setting aside any contrary personal opinions a director may have. If a director has an interest in a matter or is connected with an organisation that is interested in any matter, that director will not be able to take part in any vote on the matter.

RACT is an independent voice for Tasmanians and consumers across the areas of its business activity. The Club’s business is increasingly complex and any successful nominee will need to have significant business acumen and be able to understand financial reporting in order to contribute to the Board and ensure the continued successful guidance of the Club.

Nominees must have appropriate skills, experience and attributes in order to meet directors’ duties and effectively contribute to the Board, including: accounting and finance; strategic development and implementation; risk management; WH&S and human resources best practice; legal, commercial and business acumen; advocacy, stakeholder engagement and government relations; and marketing, digital and data technology.

As part of a nominee validation process, eligible members nominating for election will need to identify and substantiate their skills, experience and attributes in accordance with RACT’s skill requirements and participate in an interview with RACT’s Governance, Remuneration & Nomination Committee to evaluate their candidacy.

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