Every year, PWDA members elect a Board of people with disability who lead our organisation. The Board of Directors of PWDA is the voice of our members.
Nominations are now closed. Make sure to keep a close eye on our website for updates. We will be contacting all PWDA members with information on how to vote in the near future.
You can find more information about the roles of Director and President below.
The Role of a Director
The Board of Directors of PWDA is the voice of our members. The Board’s job is to speak with and for people with disability and to govern the organisation.
PWDA is a large organisation with many staff and responsibilities. Our work includes advocacy, representation and implementing projects. We also raise awareness, including through the media, about issues facing people with different kinds of disability across Australia.
The members of PWDA elect Directors to represent them to lead the organisation. The Directors do this by:
- Ensuring we are the voice of and for people with disability;
- Setting strategic goals and a way forward;
- Making sure our money is spent wisely; and
- Employing staff to do our work.
The Role of President
The President has all the same responsibilities as a Director. All Directors speak with ‘one voice’ and the main role of the President is to:
- Make sure the Board of the Directors follows the PWDA Constitution and laws and contract obligations that we have to follow;
- Show leadership to the Board of Directors in all matters;
- Consult with the Board of Directors on all matters;
- Carry out the will of the Board of Directors;
- Consider issues without personal bias; and
- Make sure all processes of the Board of Directors are always in the best interests of PWDA.