‘Strong future ahead’ says ASGA president Mick Harrold following AGM

Above: Mick Harrold, ASGA president

The Australian Sign & Graphics Association (ASGA) held its annual general meeting in Melbourne last week, with ASGA president Mick Harrold saying the association was looking forward to a strong future.

The AGM was held at the Melbourne Bowling Club in Windsor, following a day of meetings for the ASGA board and state representatives, and immediately prior to the association’s inaugural Melbourne social bowls event.

Reporting on the year, Harrold told assembled members that challenges continue, but the association is in a good position with a positive outlook for the 2024 year.

“Like all organisations, we have faced considerable challenges over the past three years with our operations considerably impacted by the pandemic and associated restrictions and, at the same time, we have invested heavily in new systems and resources to allow us to deliver the level of service our members rightly expect,” Harrold said.

While this combination has made a predictable dent in operational finances, Harrold said it has placed the association in a strong position going forward.

“These investments were absolutely necessary, and they are now well bedded-in, delivering significant efficiencies and enabling us to look forward with confidence to providing an even higher level of service to our members, and plenty of new initiatives, while remaining in a financially strong position,” he says.

The executive was also confirmed for 2024, with all members re-elected unopposed.

Mick Harrold, Visual Exposure VIC, returns as president with Damian Nielsen, INbrandigo QLD as vice president. Marc Martello from Comcut Group NSW will retain the position of public officer/treasurer, with Michael Punch, ASGA NSW, acting as secretary. 

Regional committees also remain unchanged. Marc Martello heads up NSW, with Mick Harrold and Fran Thorne from Magnum Signs on the Victorian committee.

Queensland is represented by Damian Nielsen and sub-committee members Clay Wells from Bentleigh Group, Nigel Reid, Reid Signage Services, and Rhys Carmody, Status Signs.

In SA the committee is headed by Lisa Michalanney from Signageworld, who is joined by Ashley Read from Read Brothers Signs, Ian Widdop from Ecept, and Julie Rochester, Sign Concepts SA.

The executive is completed by Wade French from Complete Projects who represents WA.

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