Clear direction: Members back Directors in a vote of confidence for future

THE Australian Institute of Management – Qld & NT has capped a record year of profit with the reappointment of the sitting board at the 2012 annual general meeting last month.

Buoyed by a major three-year induction and training contract with BMA a BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi Alliance, AIM Qld & NT returned annual revenue of $20.7m, up $7m from the previous year.

AIM Qld & NT Chair Grant Dearlove FAIM, pictured, said the Institute was in a "wonderful position" and thanked the members for their ongoing support.

"We have experienced high octane growth across all sectors of the business," Mr Dearlove said. "Our balance sheet is in a wonderful position and the forecasts for the next year show we are on track."

Members re-elected were Rolanda Ayling AFAIM, Bob Bishop FAIM, Richard Boys FAIM, David Conry FAIM, Christine Cornish FAIM and John Cotter FAIM. Also on the Board are Mike O'Hagan FAIM with Julie Boyd FAIM as deputy chair.

The Institute's members funds increased $4 million from $13 million to $17 million, an increase which easily surpassed company expectations according to Mr Dearlove.

In May last year, Mr Dearlove signed off on a ground-breaking three-year contract with BMA to provide induction for the mining giant's staff at sites across Central Queensland. In the past 12 months, AIM put 18,000 BMA workers through courses and opened training sites in Mackay, Brisbane, Dysart, Emerald, Rockhampton, Emerald and Moranbah.

"We now have 3900 square metres of training facility under lease across 17 training rooms ranging from Rockhampton to Brisbane and the Gold Coast," Mr Dearlove said.

Mr Dearlove said the Board was focused on serving members across Queensland and the Northern Territory and that it had committed to increasing the Institute's membership.

"We are a membership-based organisation and we are focused on delivering the best possible service we can to the members," he said. "We are committed to our five-pillar strategy, member serving, region serving, profession serving, career serving and future serving."


Grant Dearlove FAIM
AIM Chairman of the Board
Grant Dearlove FAIM at the 2012 AIM Annual General Meeting

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