It’s a bit sad when auDA (and some of their Directors) try to stack the deck against their own members in order to try and keep him in the job.
Not content with denying 3 out of 4 of the resolutions put forward by members (and leaving us only with the opportunity to remove the Chair), they have since resorted to the following:
♦ Not answering written questions about various issues and conduct at auDA.
♦ Sending out to all members a recommendation from “the Board” that:
“Stability and structure is integral to the successful execution of the goals and objectives highlighted. Disrupting the composition of the board will work directly against that. For these reasons your Board urges you to vote AGAINST the resolution to remove the Chair.”
♦ Attempted to “pork barrel” Registrars with a meeting due today (the registrars decided to postpone this until after the vote next week).
♦ Certain Directors that I’m aware of have been calling and cajoling members to vote for the Chair. Mates helping mates again? Interested in their own welfare and positions perhaps? They should be staying out of it – he is an Independent Director.
Why Do We Seek To Remove The Chair?
There are many reasons – but if we had to isolate just two, it would be these:
♦ It’s time that auDA is held accountable to all its members – transparency, communication and proper processes must return.
♦ The Chair of an organisation is ultimately responsible for its actions. That’s why the buck must stop with Stuart Benjamin.
This is not personal against Stuart Benjamin – it is simply an accountability measure. The entire culture of governance at auDA is under the spotlight, and rightly so.
Please help us send a clear message to auDA by voting in favour of Resolution 4
“That Stuart Benjamin be removed as a director of the Company with immediate effect.”
For members who cannot attend the meeting in Melbourne on Monday 31st July, but still wish to vote, I would be happy to act as your proxy.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss anything with me, please call me on 0437 013 523.
Ned O’Meara – 24th July 2017