At a Special General Meeting of ECCV Members held on Thursday, 21 October 2021, proposed changes to the ECCV Constitution were unanimously approved.

The changes follow a review of the ECCV Constitution as part of best practice governance. The key changes will:

  • Modernise and simplify the rules of the association
  • Include a preamble which outlines the vision for ECCV
  • Update the objectives and purpose
  • Reduce the core board numbers from 16 to 10
  • Provide greater definition around regional ethnic communities’ councils and their role on the ECCV board.

The Constitutional Review process commenced in October 2020. Over the last 12 months, there has been extensive review of the current constitution including a Board survey and workshops facilitated by pro-bono legal teams (Russell Kennedy Lawyers, and counsel assisting Matthew Albert and Moray & Agnew Lawyers).  As a result, the Board Governance committee has worked with Moray & Agnew to develop the  amendments to the constitution. At the 16 September 2021 meeting of ECCV Board of Directors, the Board endorsed the Constitutional amendments, and a motion was carried to hold a Special General Meeting for the proposed changes to be approved by ECCV Members.

Thank you to the Hon. John Pandazopoulos, from Moray & Agnew, for presenting an overview of the changes for members at the SGM and facilitating the discussion.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this important reform of the ECCV Constitution, which positions us well for the future.