Board

PARSA Board Composition

According to the PARSA Constitution:

The governing authority of the Association is the Board which consists of not less than 6 and not more than 11 Directors. The Board includes:

  1. Up to eight (8) natural persons who must be ordinary members of the Association and who shall be duly elected by ordinary members of the Association to the position of Director at the annual elections of the Association pursuant to the Election Regulations (and who shall take office on the expiry of six (6) weeks from the declaration of the results of that election) and rule 19 or as otherwise appointed as a casual vacancy pursuant to rule 16.6; 16.1.2
  2. One (1) natural person who must be an ordinary member of the Association and who shall be duly elected by ordinary members of the Association to the position of President at the annual elections of the Association pursuant to the Election Regulations and rule 19 (and who shall take office on the expiry of six (6) weeks from the declaration of the results of that election) or as otherwise appointed as a casual vacancy pursuant to rule 26.2; 16.1.3
  3. Up to two (2) natural persons, who may be ordinary members of the Association, or otherwise, may not have any relationship with the Association, and with an appropriate mix of skills and attributes thought desirable by the Board to assist with the efficient and functional governance of the Association including to enhance the Board’s compositional mix as an inclusive reflection of the collective student body, who may be appointed by and at the discretion of the Board to the position of Director;

A duly elected Director of the Board of the Association pursuant to rule 16.1.1 shall be elected by the Board pursuant to rule 21.2 as the Chair;

The Board shall appoint a Secretary of the Association (who may be either a Board member, an employee, a member, or another person) annually by resolution of the Board immediately following each annual elections of the Association in such manner as the Board may determine and who shall, as soon as practicable after being appointed as Secretary, lodge notice with the Association of his or her address.

The Board shall appoint a Public Officer of the Association (who may be either a Board member, an employee, a member, or another person) annually by resolution of the Board immediately following each annual elections of the Association in such manner as the Board may determine who must be at least 18 years of age and must reside in the Australian Capital Territory.

The Board may appoint a Treasurer of the Association (who shall be a Board member) annually by the Board immediately following each annual elections of the Association in such manner as the Board may determine. The office of Treasurer of the Association need only be created if the Board deem (at their discretion) the office necessary or desirable for the proper management of the affairs of the Association and shall undertake and fulfil any functions so delegated, and pursuant to the terms of the delegation as determined by the Board from time to time.

Current Board Membership

Zyl Hovenga-Wauchope (Chair)

Utsav Gupta (President, ex officio)

Support Staff

Ayla Chorley (Secretary and Public Officer)

Contact

The PARSA Board can be contacted on the following email addresses:

Directors - parsa.chair@anu.edu.au

Secretary - parsa.operations@anu.edu.au

Contact PARSA

PARSA Office
Level 2, Di Riddell Student Centre
Kambri Precinct
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601

Office Hours:

9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday (except public holidays)
Call Us: +61 (02) 6125 4187
Write to Us: parsa@anu.edu.au