Lisa Michalanney gets voted as new ASGA SA chair

The Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA) recently held its 2023 AGM and a Special General Meeting in Perth, where Lisa Michalanney was voted in as the new South Australian chair.

Michalanney is the co-owner of Signageworld – an international and national award-winning signage business. Signageworld has been involved with the ASGA for two years and has been actively involved with events offered to members.

“I look forward to being South Australian chair as I bring a different perspective to the committee, having worked in the private and public sector, and having extensive experience on Australasian and state government committees. I also have experience in policy, HR, strategic planning, board governance, compliance and WHS,” Michalanney said.

“My focus in the next 12 months is attracting and training the workforce, improving environmental impacts, and encouraging ‘best practice’ across industry. I love to hear about what is happening in the industry so will commit to members that I am approachable and will represent their views.”

The other committee members for 2023 remain unchanged from 2022: Mick Harrold (president and Victoria chair), Damian Nielsen (vice-president and Queensland chair), Marc Martello (treasurer and NSW chair) and Wade French (Western Australia chair).

Harrold thanked ASGA sponsors and outgoing South Australian chair Julie Rochester for her contributions.

The AGM also included a review of 2022 and upcoming plans for 2023 across the finance, membership, marketing and communications areas, and presentations were given by ASGA advisors, Warwick Ryan and Glenn Hain on employment law and building code changes.

During his 2022 review presentation, Harrold commented that while the activities of the past year had resulted in a net loss for the year, the activities were necessary to provide the association with good foundations moving forward.

“2022 was about continuing to build foundations to enable the ASGA to move forward and effect change. ASGA is gaining momentum, with a lot of the back-end items now done,” Harrold said.

“Updating ASGA’s constitution was one of the back-end items that was important for us to address.

“This will now be in line with other model constitutions. We cleaned up ambiguous clauses and increased the range of membership classes, both important for management of the association for current and future directors.”

The new constitution will now be registered with NSW Fair Work.

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