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CAA Annual Report : 2011
8 PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES The principal activities of the company during the course of the financial year were a review and update of the board’s strategic plan; informing members of the requirements for registration under the newly formed national registration and accreditation scheme and the impact of the codes of conduct and advertising guidelines; professional development opportunities for chiropractors; public education activities; improving government relations; increased media involvement; advocacy on behalf of chiropractors; improving communications between the national body, state associations and the members and providing a stable base of operations. HOW THESE ACTIVITIES ASSIST IN ACHIEVING THE OBJECTIVES These principal activities opened up pathways for consultation with the Chiropractic Board of Australia and other stakeholders; positioned the company as a CBA authorised assessor of formal learning professional development; increased our lobbying and advocacy efforts with Federal politicians and bureaucrats; generated more public exposure for chiropractic; broadened our chiropractic research; stabilised the operations base of the company through the employment of highly skilled staff and increases in non-member income both of which support the implementation of the board’s stategic plan and improved membership services. PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT AND KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR The board’s performance is measured through a self-assessment process and upon individual director’s reports on their area of responsibility under the strategic plan. The financial performance of the company is measured against the budget set by the board. Activities of the company are measured against the board’s strategic plan and its objectives. The action items are measured against the time-frames for completion. The operations are measured against the operational plan. Performance reviews of all staff are carried out annually. AUDITOR’S INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION The lead auditor’s declaration for the year ended 30th June 2011 has been received and can be found in the financial report. MEETINGS OF COMPANY DIRECTORS So as to comply with Section 307(2) of the Corporations Law we detail below the number of meetings held during the financial year and the number of these meetings attended by each Director: Number of Meetings Held: 5 Dr B. Chow 5 Dr T. Kennedy-Shanks 5 Dr A. Croke 5 Dr D. Richards 1 Dr S. Eaton 4 Dr P. Sim 4 Dr P. Ebrall 2 Dr L. Tassell 3 Dr S. Floreani 5 Dr M. Uren 5 Dr G. Irvine 1 Dr T. Vagg 5 Signed in accordance with a resolution of the Board of Directors. ............... .................. ... .................. ............ T. Vagg S. Floreani Director Director Dated: 6 September 2011 FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS AND REPORTS OF CHIROPRACTORS’ ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA (NATIONAL) LIMITED FOR THE YEAR ENDING 30 JUNE 2011
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