Seeking Expressions of Interest

CMI will be holding its Annual General Meeting on the 29th November 2021, and as required by the CMI Constitution there will be three Board positions vacated and/or available for election. I am therefore pleased to confirm that CMI is now seeking expressions of interest (nominations) from individuals interested in standing for election. The nominations period will be open for six weeks, and all nominations must be received by COB, Friday 8th October 2021. Please see below information about the Board, eligibility and election process, and how to apply.

The CMI Board comprises a maximum of ten voluntary (unpaid) Non-Executive Directors, and is supported by Audit & Risk and Nominations committees. We note specifically, that Directors are required to:

  • personally comply with the legal obligations as a director of a limited liability company under the Corporations Act 2001.
  • act in the best interest of CMI as required by Director obligations under the CMI Constitution, specifically noting sections 8-13.
  • attend five board meetings annually, as well as any committee meetings, out-of-session business and Annual General Meetings.
  • hold a Directorship for an initial three-year term, with a maximum of two consecutive terms (six years total).

Eligibility Requirements

As Directors are expected to act in an independent personal capacity, it is not required that candidates be employed by CMI member organisations. Candidates must be able to personally comply with the legal obligations as a director (as noted above) and must not be currently disqualified by ASIC from acting as a company director.

The CMI Board is supported by a skills & experience matrix that also considers age, geographic, gender and cultural diversity representation. While all applications will be considered, to ensure minimal skills gaps, the Nominations Committee is particularly interested in candidates that hold any/all of the following skills/experience:

  • Carbon Project Development
  • Liable Entity/Emissions Intensive Industry (industrial decarbonisation)
  • Professional Accounting qualifications
  • Cultural Diversity (noting particularly Australian First Nations representation)
  • Previous/Current Executive & Non-Executive Director roles

Nomination & Election Process

Nominations are open for a six week period, from Friday 27th August to Friday 8th October. Once nominations close, the process is as follows:

  • Board Nominations Committee screens nominations against the above eligibility criteria and its skills and experience matrix. The committee then recommends a shortlist to the Board who confirm election candidates (and notified of next steps) by Friday 5th November 2021.
  • Details of election candidates and voting instructions will be sent to members with the formal Notice of AGM by Monday 8th November 2021.
  • Formal elections take place at the Annual General Meeting on Monday 29th November 2021.
  • Successful candidates must then provide information via a ‘consent to act as Director’ form, the information from which is then noted publicly on CMI’s Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Register, and on the CMI website.

How to Apply

To be considered, your EOI must include a current CV, and a cover letter that can address:

  • Eligibility as per criteria above;
  • Alignment with priority skills/experience areas (if any);
  • Reasons/interest in joining the CMI Board; and

Expressions of Interest must be sent to Election Returning Officer Brad Kerin via email at brad.kerin@carbonmarketinstitute.org by COB Friday 8th October 2021.

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