It’s been 5 weeks since the auDA Members S249D meeting on the 31st July.
At that meeting, the Deputy Chair Erhan Karabardak acknowledged that their needed to be change and much better communication; and that “tomorrow starts today”. Here’s a quick 2 minute audio reminder:
On the 3rd August, the auDA Board sent out this communique which stated in part that it “reaffirmed its commitment to listening to all stakeholders and using a consultative process to inform and engage members regarding important changes …”.
That was encouraging.
But as always, actions speak louder than words. What has actually happened in the past 5 weeks?
♦ Dr Michaella Richards resigned on the 14th August as a Demand Class director – no explanation as to why given to members. The latter gets a “fail”.
♦ Previous Minutes were returned to website. Code of Conduct abolished. “Pass”.
♦ Recent Minutes didn’t appear on time, and when they did, they were the most abridged version of Minutes I have ever seen. It’s almost as if someone at auDA is giving members the finger. “Fail”.
♦ auDA shifts premises after a decade – doesn’t bother to inform members. “Huge Fail”.
♦ The AFR writes today that Leonie Walsh (Independent director) also resigned on the 14th August. No announcement of this to members. Why do we have to find this out from a newspaper? “Huge Fail”.
auDA, you’ve done well on a couple of things, but you really need to lift your game when it comes to keeping members in the loop about important decisions. What happened to the newsletter?
Ned O’Meara – 4th September 2017