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CAA Annual Report : 2013 Annual Report
4 CEO s Report Mr Andrew McNamara I am pleased to present this report for the financial year 2012/13. At the outset I wish to record my thanks to my predecessor Ms Krystina Brown, who was CEO during the first half of the financial year being reported. The company has recorded a deficit of $123,241 for the financial year. This is an $87,000 improvement on the deficit that was projected in the 2012/13 budget of $210,252. Accordingly, total member funds as at 30 June 2013 are $4,211,205 as compared to $4,334,447 as at 30 June 2012. This is a very strong balance sheet. National membership as at 30 June 2013 stood at 3183, an increase of 391 members or 14% on the previous year. This is the first time membership has broken through the 3,000 mark. Growth of student members has been particularly strong and is a very positive indicator for the future of CAA National. The past year has been one of tremendous change for the company and I particularly wish to thank my staff who have embraced a new culture wholeheartedly. The CAA Board has asked the company go to the next level, in terms of representation and influence in government and media. This has required everyone at National to take on more responsibility. A review of the company’s foundation documents, internal controls and management structure has been completed and sweeping changes have now been approved by the Board. A new Strategic Plan for 2013-15 was adopted, along with a new Organisational Chart and Engagement Framework. An Audit and Risk Committee of the Board has been established, initially chaired by Dr Taylor Vagg and now chaired by CAA’s first independent Director Mr Martin Baird. The Board’s committee structure has been streamlined, to link with the new Strategic Plan and Organisational Chart, with six committees now overseeing the strategic priorities of the company. They are Audit and Risk, Remuneration and Appointments (chaired by Dr Laurie Tassell), Policy (chaired by Dr Tony Croke), Education and Research (chaired by Dr Bryce Conrad), Engagement (chaired by Dr Billy Chow) and Member Services and States (chaired by Dr Andrew Lawrence). The Finance Policies and Procedures Manual has been completely revised and updated, a Risk Policy has been written and adopted, and work on developing an Investment Strategy and Risk Plan commenced. High quality staff have been hired to fill the vacant positions on the new Organisational Chart after the restructure was approved by the Board. A new and rigorous process for endorsing products was put in place. The recruitment of highly skilled professional staff allowed the company to end a series of retainer arrangements with external consultants and direct funds towards building internal capacity to do research based advocacy. This is a major structural change for the company, designed to make CAA more effective in its core business of influencing policy makers, the media and the general public in favour of chiropractic. The new website went live in June 2013, completing the total overhaul of all company functions from back office to front door. Implementation of all aspects of the Strategic Plan is well underway. Policy In the policy area there has been a vigorous effort at establishing open door access with key Ministers and Shadow Ministers and their senior staff. This has been done by way of face to face meetings,
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