Chatter From The Chair – Summer 2017

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you all the summer edition of RiskeBusiness. These last twelve months have been exceptionally busy but very rewarding delivering significant benefits for members. ALUCA’s sub groups provided state events right around the country providing valuable education and networking opportunities for all who attended. The State MiniLuca’s and Professional Development days  were again a stand out highlight for those fortunate enough to attend each of these events.

In total we delivered 36 events which were attended by more than 1,800 members and non-members – compared to 1,947 in 2016 – that number was pushed higher last year by ALUCA’s biennial conference held in October 2016.

Amanda McKernan launched and ran the Executive leaders Forum  which has been very well received and is a key initiative that will continue.

Earlier this year we updated ALUCA’s Code of Conduct to ensure that our standards remain robust while reflecting the FSC’s own industry code of conduct.

This year also saw the finalising of the ALUCA competency framework. The culmination of over 12 month’s work, this now anchors the corner stone CPLI accreditation and CPD program of our Association. Significant work has been undertaken by a team of ALUCA members to bring this to fruition. I’m really proud of this great work and want to thank everyone who contributed to this. The CPLI accreditation is available to all ALUCA members with a special amnesty period until the end of 2017 where members will continue to only be charged for the member level they are currently on for 2018 when they upgrade to an accredited level.

We have also been busy engaging with our sponsor partners and I am so grateful for all of their support over the past 12 months. I’m delighted to share that we have also built some solid associations with fellow counterparts around the globe these have included LADUCA,  AHOU and  LUCID which is a fundamental part of ALUCA’s strategy to connect members with their counterparts around the globe.  We are also busy working on improving and deepening our relationships with key industry stakeholders locally, such as the FSC, who recently provided some feedback on our updated Code of Conduct and also ANZIIF meeting with their CEO at the end of last year.

I would like to thank all of our Sub Groups and other working parties, Michael Reid the Editor of RiskeBusiness and other volunteers  who have worked tirelessly to deliver an impressive program of work this year.

I would like to sincerely thank our CEO, Amanda McKernan and my fellow Board members Devi, Chantelle, Monique, Mary, Sean, Paula, Carol, Carly, Amanda and Ben. Your commitment, dedication and contribution to ALUCA are greatly appreciated. It has been a pleasure to work with such dedicated and passionate people.

Finally, I’d like to wish you all a merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing you in 2018.

Jim Welsh
ALUCA Board Chair

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