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Australian Institute of Management announces merger

A new chapter of the Australian Institute of Management (AIM) will be formed following the announcement of a merger between their Queensland/Northern Territory and New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory divisions.

Members showed strong support for the historic merger at the Annual General Meeting on 30 May 2013 in a unanimous vote.

The merger, which was nine months in the making, is the first step in a process that aims to unite the remaining AIM divisions across Australia.

The new company has almost 10,000 individual members and 1500 corporate members and will boast offices in Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and the Gold Coast plus regional councils in each state.

AIM Chair Grant Dearlove FAIM said the merger represented a major milestone in the Institute's 60-year history.

"Our vision is for better managers and better leaders for a better society," said Dearlove. "The synergies created will release resources to increase and expand investment into member services and managerial development across the expanded geographical footprint."

"It builds on the complementary strengths and rich history of our two great organisations while respecting and retaining the presence, footprint and unique strengths of each."

A new Board has been elected while a new Chair will be appointed in June. The divisionally based Chief Executive Officers will continue in their roles.

Photo: AIM Chairman Grant Dearlove.

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