2018 Vision 2020 Australia Annual General Meeting

Vision 2020 Australia’s 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on Friday 16 November in Adelaide, with a key item at the AGM including the election of Directors to the Board.

Vision 2020 Australia Chair, the Hon Amanda Vanstone thanked all member organisations for their contribution throughout the year and highlighted the important results achieved across the sector through their collective effort.

The organisation’s Annual Report was presented by Deputy Chair Maureen O’Keefe, and Dr David Andrews, Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee, presented the Auditor Reports, including financials for the year ending 30 June 2018.

The Annual Report can be downloaded from the Vision 2020 Australia website in PDF or accessible Word document formats.

Vision 2020 Australia Chief Executive Officer Judith Abbott presented a recap of the year’s activities, and reported that the organisation continues to be in a sound operational state and is well placed for the future.

Highlights of the year included the Rising Stars in Eye Health and Vision Care event in September 2017 and the seven policy submissions and position statements progressed through the joint work of our members on our Policy Committees.

There was one vacancy on the Board for which one nomination has been received from Justin Mohamed.

As there were no additional nominations, Mr Mohamed was elected for his second three year term as director, in accordance with clause 31.6 of the Vision 2020 Australia Constitution.

Mr Mohamed will join the other current Board members David Andrews, Jaki Adams-Barton, Jess Gallagher, Anthony Bennett Hall, Andrew Harris, Karen Hayes, John Howie, Megan McAlpine, Maureen O’Keefe and Amanda Vanstone.

Vision 2020 Australia expresses its gratitude to Hood Sweeney for hosting the AGM in their Adelaide offices, and to our member organisation CanDo4Kids Townsend House for helping to organise this.