The following information and requirements are provided for the benefit of Members and potential candidates for election as a Director of Tourism Council WA. It is the responsibility of candidates to inform themselves of, and comply with, the Constitution, Policies and process detailed below.
Constitution and Board Policies
Director elections and duties are undertaken in accordance with the Constitution and policies determined by the Board. Current policies include:
- Directors Election Process
- Directors Code of Conduct
- Directors Travel Expenses
- President's Services Fee
There are no fees paid to Directors as remuneration for their services as Directors. Travel requirements associated with attending meetings of Directors are addressed by the Directors Travel Expenses policy.
Candidate Eligibility Requirements
1. The member business must be an Accredited Tourism Business and a financial Ordinary Member for at least two consecutive years as at the date of nomination.
2. The individual candidate must have attended at least two TCWA events or workshops in the 12 months prior to the date of nomination, if the candidate resides in the Experience Perth tourism region, OR at least one TCWA event or workshop in the 12 months prior if the candidate resides outside the Experience Perth tourism region.
3. The individual candidate must have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in the tourism industry in the past 10 years.
4. The individual candidate must be politically neutral and cannot be:
- an elected office holder in a registered political party; or
- an elected Federal, State or Local government representative; or
- a staff member of an elected government representative.
Eligibility to Vote in Directors Election
Ordinary Members must have paid all outstanding membership fees to be eligible to vote. Only financial Ordinary Members of Tourism Council WA can vote in the Directors Election. This includes Gold Members, Silver Members and Bronze Members.
Each Accredited Tourism Business receives one vote (as a complimentary Bronze Member), however additional listings/trading names for the Accredited Tourism Business do not receive additional votes.
The primary contact of the Ordinary Member in the Tourism Council WA membership database will receive the ballot. Multiple Ordinary Members may authorise the same primary contact for their businesses.
Please note that an individual cannot be an Ordinary Member of Tourism Council WA. Only businesses (including sole traders, partnerships and companies), incorporated associations, government bodies and authorities, and other organisations (not being individuals) operating in or involved in the tourism industry shall qualify as Ordinary Members. Individuals, students and other Associate Members are not eligible to vote.