After six years, Iain Butterworth’s time as President is drawing to a close. We invite you to consider nominating for the role.
Since 2015, Iain has been part of the original management committee that helped to stabilise and consolidate AFAA following its move to an independent volunteer organisation. In that time, AFAA has clarified and strengthened its value proposition as the only independent, self-funded Australian organisation run by and for Fulbright Alumni. With Tom Dougherty at the helm, we have built a productive relationship with Fulbright Australia during this time
The President role provides a Fulbright alumnus with an opportunity to provide symbolic and practical leadership at a national level. It’s an enjoyable role, with a chance to build strong ties with our leadership team on AFAA’s national Committee; other alumni; Fulbright Australia; universities; industry; potential funders; and other stakeholders. This is a ‘do-able’, greenfield opportunity, even for busy people (which Fulbrighters tend to be). Typically, the President might spend 2-3 hours per month on this volunteer role.
Opportunities for the President to lead the next phase of AFAA include:
- Supporting AFAA members across Australia to build, strengthen or refresh national and local alumni engagement activities post-COVID
- Rolling out the Mentoring components of the Leadership Program
- Securing funding to deliver our Leadership Development program
- Building a relationship with Professor James Arvanitakis, Fulbright Australia’s incoming Executive Director and new Board of Directors.
Other available Committee roles include:
- General Committee member
We invite interested AFAA members to nominate. Please send your nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org. Our final date for nominations will be Friday 16th July.