AuSAE Announces the new and re-elected Board Members

31 May 2021 3:04 PM | Sarah Gamble (Administrator)

Welcome to new and re-elected board members!

AuSAE is pleased to announce the election of one new director to its board, as well as the re-election of two sitting directors.

The Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE) announced last week at the Annual General Meeting the appointment of one new board member, Elise Adams, and the re-election of two directors, Lyn McMorran and Peter Saffin, to the company's board of directors.

Coming from effective governance in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, our new and re-elected board members bring years of experience and leadership to shape the association's future.

The new board member is Elise Adams, Chief Executive Officer of the New Zealand School Trustees Association. She brings leadership in key areas that are vital to our future strategy. Elise's expertise will bring energy to our board and strengthen AuSAE's commitment to fostering a strong and robust association sector in Australia and New Zealand. We are excited to welcome Elise to our board of directors.

The re-elected board members are:

  • Lyn McMorran is the Executive Director of the Financial Services Federation, the industry body representing responsible and ethical finance and leasing providers in New Zealand.
  • Peter Saffin is the Chief Executive Officer of the Mathematical Association of Victoria.

These leaders will provide leadership and guidance to our network of current and future association and not-for-profit leaders in Australia and New Zealand and join continuing Directors Damian Mitsch, Holly Morchat, Leigh Catley and Paula Rowntree.

Farewell to outgoing board member

After one term on the board, Michelle Blicavs, this year will be stepping off the board. She has provided consistent and thoughtful guidance and her commitment to progressing the introduction of the Certified Association Executive (CAE) in Australia and New Zealand.  We farewell Michelle and we thank her for her service on our board, dedicating her time to help impact our community and organisation.

We welcome our new members and extend a heartfelt thanks to Director’s past, present, and future for their contributions and dedication to AuSAE’s mission.


The Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE)

Australian Office:
Address: Unit 6, 26 Navigator Place, Hendra QLD 4011 Australia
Free Call: +61 1300 764 576
Phone: +61 7 3268 7955

New Zealand Office:
Address: 159 Otonga Rd, Rotorua 3015 New Zealand
Phone: +64 27 249 8677

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