A record number of candidates

PeakCare is pleased to announce a record number of nine candidates standing for election to fill five positions that are soon to be vacated on the Board. This booklet contains the Election Candidate Statements of those who have been nominated to serve on the Board.

The booklet also contains advice about:

  • the rules for the election of candidates to the Board as stated within PeakCare’s Constitution
  • processes to be observed in changing the person authorised to serve as a Member organisation’s representative (i.e. their voting delegate)
  • guidelines for lodging a proxy vote, and
  • voting instructions soon to be provided to representatives of Member organisations (or their proxies).

It is noted that only a person who has been properly delegated by a Member organisation to serve as their representative is able to vote for candidates nominated for election to the Board.

No other representative of your organisation is able to vote unless written advice is received confirming that an attorney will vote on behalf of your organisation or that your organisation’s representative has properly assigned their vote to a ‘proxy’.

Changing the person authorised to serve as your organisation’s representative (i.e. your voting delegate)

PeakCare will soon be sending correspondence to each of our Member organisations seeking advice about whether a change has been made to the person delegated to serve as their representative (i.e. the person delegated to vote on behalf of their organisation). If this has occurred, a properly authorised person from within your organisation must provide written advice to PeakCare advising of the person now delegated to serve as your representative. This advice must be accompanied by details including the person’s name, position title, postal address, email address and contact phone number/s.In the absence of receiving advice about this change, PeakCare will assume that the person registered as your organisation’s representative is continuing to perform this role.

It is noted that in instances where the nominated representatives of Member organisations also happen to be candidates standing for election to the Board, it is permissible for these representatives to vote for themselves.

Notification of a change made to your organisation’s representative must be forwarded to the Board Secretary (i.e. Executive Director, PeakCare) C/- Ms Elizabeth Hansen (ehansen@peakcare.org.au) by no later than COB Tuesday, 15th November.

Guidelines for representatives to lodge a proxy vote

In the event that your organisation’s representative is unable to cast their vote during the designated voting period (21st November to 2nd December 2022) due to, for example, the representative being on leave and not contactable, a proxy vote may be lodged.A proxy must be an employee of a PeakCare Member organisation.

Advice of your representative assigning their vote to a proxy must be emailed to the Board Secretary (i.e. Executive Director, PeakCare) C/- Ms Elizabeth Hansen (ehansen@peakcare.org.au) by no later than COB Tuesday, 15th November. This advice must be sent by the representative and indicate the name, position title, postal address, email address and contact phone number/s of the person who will be performing the role of proxy.

Similarly, if your organisation intends arranging for an attorney to vote on behalf of your organisation, your representative must email this advice to the Board Secretary (i.e. Executive Director, PeakCare) C/- Ms Elizabeth Hansen (ehansen@peakcare.org.au) by no later than COB Tuesday, 15th November. This advice must indicate the attorney’s name, company name, postal address, email address and contact phone number/s.

Voting instructions to be provided to the representatives of Member organisations (or their proxies or attorneys)

It is noted that this year, representatives of Member organisations will be invited to confidentially cast their votes ‘on-line’ via a system administered by Go-Vote, the company engaged by PeakCare to administer this system.Easy-to-follow instructions will be sent to the representatives of Member organisations (or their nominated proxies or attorneys) about how to confidentially cast their votes at the beginning of the voting period. The voting period will commence on 21st November and conclude on 2nd December 2022.

Exercise your voting rights!

PeakCare’s sincere appreciation is extended to all who nominated candidates to stand for election to the PeakCare Board and to those who seconded their nominations. We especially thank all candidates who have accepted their nominations and have actively expressed their interest in contributing to the strategic directions and sound governance of PeakCare. It is very much appreciated.PeakCare encourages all PeakCare Members to give careful consideration to the Candidate Election Statements. Please make sure that your organisation exercises its voting rights!

The outcomes of this very important ballot will be announced during PeakCare’s Annual General Meeting to be held during the early evening of Wednesday, 16th December.