A vote for constitutional change

18 November 2019

The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RANZCOG) is pleased to announce the passage of a Special Resolution by Fellows at last week’s Annual General Meeting (AGM).

RANZCOG’s Constitution has been amended to introduce a number of changes, one being the inclusion of two new directors to the Board – a Diplomate Board Director (the Chair of the Diplomates Committee sitting on Council) and an Independent Board Director.

“This is a positive and progressive outcome for our College,” said RANZCOG President Dr Vijay Roach.

“These positions will ensure good governance and a mix of skills and expertise on the Board. The two new Directors are Dr Judith Gardiner and Ms Julie Hamblin. The Board will now comprise nine Directors and, on another positive note, with three women, will improve gender representation.”

The other changes involve ensuring our legal compliance in Australia and New Zealand and enshrining name changes for certain Committees and Fellows, in particular renaming the New Zealand Committee as Te Kāhui Oranga ō Nuku. A Council Charter setting out Council’s functions and responsibilities and processes has also been drafted and approved by Council.

The Special Resolution to amend the Constitution was one of four Resolutions that went before the AGM. All Resolutions were passed.

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