Tennis NSW Director Elections
The Tennis NSW Board is responsible for the overall governance, management and strategic direction of Tennis in NSW. Tennis NSW operates a business with significant financial, safety and operational risks and, in response to our recent strategic planning and risk work, the Tennis NSW Board has adopted a revised director skills matrix with ‘must haves’. These ‘must haves’ for all Tennis NSW Board members are:
- To be financially literate (comfortable with profit and loss statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements, at a minumum)
- To understand and accept directors’ duties and governance basics (confidentiality, conflict of interest, due diligence, boardroom etiquette, separations of board vs management responsibilities, etc.). This can come from other relevant Board experience or through education, such as AICD courses
- To satisfy Working With Children and Police Check requirements and understand the imperatives of member protection
- To reinforce the culture and values of the organisation in the way they operate, including having high personal integrity and a communication style that fosters constructive debate
- To have the time and capacity to do the work required (we estimate a minimum of 20 days per year, depending on committee and other responsibilities)
- To have a genuine connection with tennis
The Tennis NSW Board has identified skills that would enhance its expertise (although these listed skills should not discourage candidates who do not have these identified skills or experience from applying). These skills are in the areas of:
- Information Technology
- Previous Director experience with an organisation of more than 100 employees
There are four Director positions up for election at this year’s Annual General Meeting on 24 November 2020. Those positions are:
Court Operator – Nominated Director (currently held by Kim Warwick)
The Board is seeking nominations for this position proposed by Court Operators. If re-elected, Mr Warwick shall hold office for a term of three years.
Country – Nominated Director (currently held by Helen Magill)
The Board is seeking nominations for this position proposed by Clubs or Associations located in any of the six regional areas of NSW. If re-elected, Ms Magill shall hold office for a term of three years.
Country – Nominated Director (currently held by Andrew Mitton)
The Board is seeking nominations for this position proposed by Clubs or Associations located in any of the six regional areas of NSW. If re-elected, Mr Mitton is eligible for a one-year term only as he has served over nine years on the Tennis NSW Board.
Metro – Nominated Director (currently held by Ryan Henry)
The Board is seeking nominations for this position proposed by Clubs or Associations located in Metropolitan Sydney. If re-elected, Mr Henry shall hold office for a term of three years.
To nominate for one of these positions you must:
- Complete the standard Nomination Form (enclosed in Annex 3 of the 2020 AGM pack)
- Ensure that all sections of the form are completed and correct
- Provide a nominee statement in accordance with the instructions set out on the form
- Email the completed form and the nominee statement to [email protected]
The board is asking that all nominations be received by Monday 21 September 2020.
Whilst the TNSW Constitution does permit nominations to be submitted up to 45 days prior to the AGM (10 October 2020) the Board is asking for nominations to be submitted earlier in order to facilitate a thorough evaluation and interview process for all nominees.
For further information, policies and instructions on how to nominate for one of the above Director positions please head to the 2020 AGM pack (page 3).
For enquiries please contact [email protected].