Bringing Associations Together To Boost Performance


Being an Effective Chair (Webinar)

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Date:Thursday, 3 November 2022
Time:12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEDT
Presenter:Michael Bell and Andrew Gosbell, Associations Advisors, Associations Forum

Understanding the role and responsibilities of a Chair is important in ensuring the effective operation of the Board and governance within an association.

In this session we will discuss:

• Role and responsibility of the Chair
• Tips for chairing meetings 
• Effective decision making
• What to do in a challenging situation

Registrations: Free and exclusive to Associations Forum members and not-for-profit associations 


Michael Bell, Senior Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

Michael is a Chartered Accountant, Fellow of the Governance Institute and Graduate of the Institute of Company Directors. He has worked in chartered accounting practices and the banking and finance industry holding General Manager roles in Finance, Strategy and Operations. More recently he has consulted in governance, financial control and risk management to a range of organisations.

He has been an active Committee Member in several Not for Profits and joined the board of Coeliac NSW&ACT before becoming President of Coeliac Australia in 2016. During his time as President he successfully transformed the organisation from a federated to a national company limited by guarantee. Michael brings a broad governance, finance, project management and risk perspective to his roles ensuring this works in a positive way to achieving strategic goals.

Andrew Gosbell, Associations Advisor, Associations Forum

Andrew is based in Melbourne and provides a range of advisory services for Associations Forum based on his broad experience in governance, change management, leadership development, government relations and policy development, risk management, strategic planning, negotiation and partnership development.

Andrew has over 15 years senior executive experience working in medical colleges and associations, including successful tenures as CEO of General Practice Registrars Australia and Deputy CEO at the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine. He has a track record of working collaboratively with volunteers, association members and office bearers, and professional staff to successfully deliver a range of strategic initiatives at both national and state levels. He has well-developed networks in the health and associations sectors. Andrew also has governance experience as a non-executive director and currently holds a number of Board and Committee positions in the NFP and tertiary-education sectors.




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