PBA review panel announced
Appointments have been made to the five-member review panel that will facilitate a national conversation on the future structure of Pipe Bands Australia.
The review was approved by national council at the 2018 conference following a discussion paper presented by Principal Rules and Administration Jamie Forsyth. It will be the largest review ever conducted of the organisation.
Highly-credentialed members of Pipe Bands Australia submitted expressions of interest for panel membership that were reviewed by the principal and national management committee with following appointments made:
RICHARD WILSON: Management consultant with The Boston Consulting Group involved with stakeholder engagement and public policy. Holder of Ivy League MBA with 13 years’ experience advising governments, industry associations and companies. Manager of complex projects and teams. Former ministerial adviser to Federal and State Governments.
ATHOL CHALMERS: Career in government, small business, the corporate sector and industry groups with skills in stakeholder management, advocacy, issues management, policy analysis and development, financial, operations and sponsorship management, corporate citizenship, philanthropy and community investment.
DR CHRIS SWAN: Former executive director medical services for the WA Country Health Service and previously served as medical director of the Sydney Adventist Hospital. Experienced in governance restructure, change management and risk management, corporate governance.
JAMIE FORSYTH (Convenor): Experience in government, not-for-profit organisations, politics and small business. Former state director of political party and Principal Rules and Administration for Pipe Bands Australia.
CHRIS EARL (ex-officio): Experience in government, politics, small business and communications, serving on state and national committees and boards. President of Pipe Bands Australia.
The review will maximise inclusion, engagement and contribution from all branches, bands and members of the association. At every step, there will be encouragement and opportunity for submission and review of proposals received from the grassroots membership – ultimately this review is about the members of the association and their future aspirations.
Members of the panel will meet next week to finalise the timetable of the review process including calls for submissions, consultation and release of draft discussion paper followed by a final options paper for further feedback and subsequent recommendation. The process is expected to be completed by June 2019.