Considerations for the future EA Board

Proposing party: Equestrian Australia Dressage Committee


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  1. How will the Board be appointed in this model?I would suggest direct member voting.

  2. I think there are many good points to take from this, but feels very incomplete. Shell of a model, not yet a model.

  3. Love the idea of the ‘Vested Interest’ test – all for it!
    I don’t understand the role really in the State committees if you’ve got a National discipline body (which is great) – why wouldn’t the clubs deal directly with the national body and reduce administration costs.
    This model needs more work to complete and define a robust solution. It needs to be more radical away from the current state based scenario if it’s moving to national discipline base (let’s hope).

  4. Thank you for preparing your proposal. I agree, there is a need for a dispute tribunal at national level but feel it should be a feeder from a state-based tribunal, members should have to agree that any issue directed to the national dispute tribunal on their behalf will be the final decision. Board appointments: I think it will be a challenge to eliminate anyone with a vested interest, does that mean that every member has to be independent? This is not likely to take into account the unique needs of an equestrian organisation. Are we planning to award director fees? I think it unlikely we could attract enough board candidates with the appropriate skills who were prepared to commit the time required (in term length and in day-to-day requirements) if this was the case; I think we would have a continual stream of short-term applicants. It is essential that the athlete representative position be reinstated.

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