The Australian Institute of Geoscientists (AIG) is the leading professional institute representing geoscientists employed in all sectors of industry, education, research and government throughout Australia. AIG is a not for profit organisation, run by members for members, which aims to advance the skills, status and public perception of more than 3,000 members both within Australia and overseas.
The AIG is dependent on the time and contributions of generous members prepared to serve on the Board and give back to their profession. The geoscience profession is confronted with many challenges including declining university enrolments, poor community perceptions of the minerals industry, threats of increasing government oversight and regulation, highly cyclical and unreliable work patterns, and technology rapidly changing the nature of work and the skills required to be successful. Now more than ever the AIG needs energetic members prepared to serve on Council and ensure that your association has access to the most talented geoscientists with the capability to steer the organisation into the future.
AIG Directors are expected to attend Board meetings (approximately 90 minutes every ~6 weeks), and contribute time and energy to the effective running of your organisation. Directors are the legal custodians of the AIG, with the responsibilities and obligations of company directors, to effectively steward your organisation consistent with Australian laws and regulations. Nominees with prior board level experience (including governance activities) or marketing/communications experience will bring welcome additional skillsets to the Board.
Please consider whether you or any of your peers are ready to nominate for the AIG Board and give back to your profession. For more information and a nomination form, please click here