New Board an Investment in Managing the Future

IF the future belongs to those who plan for it, the Australian Institute of Management Queensland and Northern Territory is positioning itself for longevity.

AIM Qld & NT this week announced the appointment of its Young Manager Advisory Board (YMAB), a seven-person committee that will report to the senior board.

More than 50 high achievers aged 18-30 from across Queensland and the Northern Territory applied for the YMAB and the final group was selected after a rigorous external recruitment process.

YMAB will consist of Gympie lawyer Selena Cartwright AFAIM, development manager Rebecca Bell AFAIM and Brisbane businessmen Dan O'Brien AFAIM, Mike Boyd AFAIM and Craig Somerville AIMM. Cairns will be represented by human resources manager Stacey Young AIMM and Darwin lawyer Lia Finocchiaro AIMM will represent the Northern Territory.

The appointments are voluntary with a standard term of two years, the option of an additional one year tenure and a maximum tenure of three years.

AIM chair Grant Dearlove FAIM said the establishment of the YMAB was evidence that AIM Qld & NT was embracing modern-day management techniques.

"The world is moving so fast. There is a paradigm shift in how younger people think and operate and more importantly how they want to be managed," Mr Dearlove said.

"They think differently and communicate differently and we need to accommodate, harness and foster their knowledge.A good idea is not necessarily the provenance of a senior manager. It can come from all levels of an organisation and from all levels of experience.

"Online shopping, internet share trading and online training such as AIMQ Online are examples of how differently the next generation operates."Acknowledging this significance the board considered we needed to progress with the young board. They're going to be tomorrow's leaders and may even be the directors of the Institute," Mr Dearlove said.

AIM Qld & NT Chief Executive Officer Vivienne Anthon FAIM said the YMAB would be instrumental in the Institute's future.

"This is anything but a token board," Ms Anthon said. "Their ability to inform the Institute of this form of younger management will be invaluable."They understand what this demographic of management want."

The Young Manager Advisory Board will meet at least four and up to six times per year with at least two of these meetings being held outside metropolitan Brisbane.

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