The ASC is in a period of healthy change. An important new step is the previously announced intention that we will seek to have a part-time General Manager to look after a range of externally-directed activities.
The National Executive has been considering how the new appointment will affect the roles and duties of key positions in the Association.
The final contracts for the General manager and Executive Officer will define their positions so that all main players will know their boundaries within our evolving Association.
Just in time for the AGM, the National Executive has written a short duty statement to guide the activities of the new President. The wording of the following brief list of roles and duties is consistent with the Constitution, which only loosely defines the President’s role.
THE ROLE AND DUTIES OF THE ASC PRESIDENT
- To provide leadership to the ASC, particularly in the framing of policy by the National Council and National Executive.
- To chair meetings of the National Council and National Executive and all general meetings of the ASC, wherever possible.
- To work with the General Manager, the Executive Officer, the Secretary and other office holders in the framing of agendas for all meetings.
- To supervise the work of the General Manager and the Executive Officer, and support them in the performance of their duties.
- To act as spokesperson for the ASC as required.
- To sign all agreements and contracts on behalf of the ASC