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CAA Annual Report : 2013 Annual Report
10 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 ongoing public exposure for chiropractic; broadened our chiropractic research; increased CAA financial support to educational institutions; development of new and improved website facilities. 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 staff are carried out annually. LIKELY DEVELOPMENTS AND EXPECTED RESULTS There is the likelihood of increased expenditure over the next 12 months due to the commencement of a large study into Chiropractic, support for the expansion of Chiropractic teaching and research in Brisbane and Sydney, the probable relocation of CAA National Office to the Sydney CBD, redundancy payments to staff, increased marketing and advocacy activity, potential merger activity and the intended creation of a new IT platform for the delivery of CPD. AUDITOR'S INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION The lead auditor's declaration for the year ended 30th June 2013 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 whilst a member of the Board. Number of Meetings Held: 6 Eligible to Attend Meetings Attended Mr M. Baird 3 3 Dr B. Chow 6 6 Dr B. Conrad 6 6 Dr A. Croke 6 6 Dr P. Ebrall 6 4 Dr S. Floreani 1 1 Dr T. Kennedy-Shanks 6 5 Dr. A. Lawrence 5 5 Dr. P. Sim 6 6 Dr. L. Tassell 6 6 Dr. M. Uren 6 6 Dr. T. Vagg 6 6 Signed in accordance with a resolution of the Board of Directors. ................................. T. Vagg L. Tassell Director Director Dated: 10 September 2013 ...... ... ... ....................................... FINANCIAL ACCOUNTS AND REPORTS OF CHIROPRACTORS' ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA (NATIONAL) LIMITED FOR THE YEAR ENDING 30 JUNE 2013
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