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Governance

The Society is governed by its council assisted by several sub-committees.

Governance

The Society is governed by an elected Council. The Society’s business is managed by a series of Committees responsible to the Council (Publications, Library, Geographical Heritage (not currently active – formed as required), Research and Awards, Program and Administration). The Society is fortunate to have as joint Patrons; Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia, and Mr Rod Bunten.

To find out more about where the Society is heading and how it hopes to get there, view the Strategic Plan endorsed by Council in June 2021.

The Society’s rules set out the purpose of the Council as being to:

‘…govern, manage and control the affairs, business, assets and funds of the Society and shall direct, prescribe, or transact, as it may deem necessary or useful, all such acts, matters, business and things for the purpose of the Society, and either at meetings of the Council or otherwise, as it may decide. Without limiting the amplitude of the authority and powers of the Council, it is expressly provided that it shall have full power concerning all publications of the Society and the employment and amount of remuneration of any suitable persons.’

The Society’s rules set out the purpose of the Council as being to:

‘…govern, manage and control the affairs, business, assets and funds of the Society and shall direct, prescribe, or transact, as it may deem necessary or useful, all such acts, matters, business and things for the purpose of the Society, and either at meetings of the Council or otherwise, as it may decide. Without limiting the amplitude of the authority and powers of the Council, it is expressly provided that it shall have full power concerning all publications of the Society and the employment and amount of remuneration of any suitable persons.’

Office Bearers & Councillors

Leigh Radford OAM

Leigh Radford OAM

President

Professor Guy Robinson

Professor Guy Robinson

Vice-President

Julia Short

Julia Short

Vice-President

Tony Merchant

Tony Merchant

Treasurer – Tony Merchant

Rod Shearing OAM

Rod Shearing OAM

Immediate Past President

Melissa Gibbs

Melissa Gibbs

Secretary

Andrew Durham

Andrew Durham

Councillor

Frances Gnodtke

Frances Gnodtke

Councillor

Dr Roger Irvine

Dr Roger Irvine

Councillor

Dr Andrew Lothian

Dr Andrew Lothian

Councillor

Dr Matthew W Rofe

Dr Matthew W Rofe

Councillor

Joc Schmiechen

Joc Schmiechen

Councillor

Rob Shepherd

Rob Shepherd

Councillor

Dr Gerti Szili

Dr Gerti Szili

Councillor

Dr Md Younus

Dr Md Younus

Councillor