Annual General Meeting
Where: Ian McLachlan Room, Level 3, Western Stand at Adelaide Oval
When: Monday 25 September 2017, 6.00pm
The result of key discussion items from SACA AGM Monday 25 September are as follows:
1. MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING
The Chairman reported that the Minutes of the 145th Annual General Meeting held 21 September 2016 were confirmed at the Board of Management meeting held 26 October 2016.
2. ANNUAL REPORT
The Chairman presented the Annual Report for the year 2016/17.
The Motion for the adoption of the Annual Report was moved and CARRIED by show of hands.
3. MEMBER VOTE ON SPECIAL RESOLUTION
SACA President, Andrew Sinclair spoke on a Member proposed Special Resolution to amend the SACA Constitution, Mr Sinclair stated that the Board had no issue in principle with the proposed changes but expected they could be reflected in an already the proposed new SACA Constitution.
“The procedural changes contained in the Special Resolution already form part of a wider governance reform program that will be the subject of extensive consultation with SACA Members,” Mr Sinclair said.
“Governance reforms will focus on all areas of the existing constitution, including election processes, Board composition, diversity and length of tenure.
“Being a sporting leader in stakeholder engagement and adopting best practice governance structures are critical pillars to the SACA’s five-year strategy, released earlier this month.
“In support of that strategy, the SACA Board of Management is undertaking a broad and ongoing program of consultation with all SACA members and stakeholders to ensure that together we are best equipped to deliver a successful future for South Australian cricket. This is SACA and the Board’s primary objective.”
SACA will release more information around the proposed Special General Meeting – intended to be held before 31 May 2018.
A total of 1,304 votes were received.
- 970 votes (or 74.4%) were in favour of the member proposed resolution
- 334 votes (or 25.6%) were against the member proposed resolution
The Chairman then declared that the motion had not been passed by the required majority of 75%.
4. AUDITED STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS
The Chief Financial Officer, Mr Andrew Sweet presented the audited statement of accounts which was approved by a show of hands.
5. ELECTION OF MEMBERS’ REPRESENTATIVES
Mr Ken Dyer, from Corpvote, in his capacity as Returning Officer of the 2017 board election, confirmed to the meeting that a total of 2,295 formal ballots were received via post and online.
After the conducting of a ballot in accordance with Rule 33 of the Association, the Returning Officer certified the number of votes received by each successful candidate as follows:
TOTAL: 6,885 BEING THREE VOTES PER BALLOT PAPER
6. APPOINTMENT OF AUDITORS
Accounting firm Pitcher Partners were appointed as SACA Auditors for 2017/18.
Please click below to watch speeches made by SACA Chief Executive Keith Bradshaw and SACA President Andrew Sinclair.