Executive Briefing (Brisbane): Your Constitution - An Asset or Hindrance?
AuSAE Executive Briefing events provide an exclusive environment for motivated association executives to gain insights and advice from other industry professionals. Executive Briefing events enables members to raise and discuss critical issues affecting industry and network with other professionals from the not-for-profit sector.
Is your current constitution an asset to your organisation, or a hindrance? Does it help your organisation to be effective, efficient and stakeholder centric, or does it stifle your operations and your ability to innovate?
This session on constitutions will cover the following issues:
- Does your constitution take advantage of those aspects of the law which simplify operations?
- Does your constitution allow you to manage risk effectively?
- Is your constitution stakeholder centric?
- Does your constitution reflect the best of modern governance practices?
- A brief discussion on ancillary documents, such as by-laws, codes of practice/conduct, charters and policies
About the Presenter
Vera Visevic, Partner, Mills Oakley
Vera heads up the Sydney Not-For-Profit & Social Enterprise team at Mills Oakley Law Firm. Acting for numerous charities, religious and not-for-profit organisations, Vera has over 25 years experience in the legal profession. In her work, Vera is well recognised for her expertise in assisting clients with governance and fundraising issues, restructuring and mergers and regularly advises on constitutions and ACNC/ATO endorsements.
Vera has written several academic works, including a chapter within ‘Charity Law’ (2012, 2016 and 2018) published by Thompson Reuters.
Vera further edits the Clubs & Societies title in the Australian Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, and reviewed the Community Care and Service regulatory compliance module for LexisNexis, covering such topics as the National Disability Insurance Scheme, and community housing.
Vera sits on numerous charity boards, associations and committees including the ACNC Professional User Group, the Community and Consumer Consultative Group, Cemeteries and Crematoria NSW and The Eric Dare Foundation.