Advertising Standards Bureau Review of Operations 2016 2016 Review of operations_WEB - Page 15

Changing face of the Board of Directors Three long-standing Board members who made significant contributions to the strategic direction and success of self-regulation retired from the Bureau Board of Directors in November 2016 – Mr Ian Alwill, Mr Hayden Hills and Mr John McLaren. In addition to the retirement of Ian, Bureau Board Chair and advertising self-regulation champion, the two other retirees John and Hayden both voluntarily contributed over many years to the success of the ASB. Their particular contributions to stakeholder and financial management, and to governance and understanding of evolving creative challenges mean ASB is well placed to face any coming challenges. Hayden and John’s contributions, wisdom and independent outlook will be missed. New Directors - Ms Andrea Martens, Mr Matthew Hall, and Mr John Broome - were appointed at the ASB Annual General Meeting on 24 November 2016. They joined three continuing members - Ms Victoria Marles, Mr Andrew Caie and Mr David Scribner. The Bureau Board has the integrity of the advertising self-regulation system at heart. It insists on absolute separation between the work of the Bureau Board and that of the Advertising Standards Board. The Advertising Standards Bureau is a limited company headed by a Board of Directors. Under the Constitution of the Advertising Standards Board, there must be between three and six directors of the company that is the Advertising Standards Bureau (the ASB). During 2016, the role of company secretary was managed by Ms Simone Carton, the ASB’s Legal and Policy Manager. The Bureau Board is responsible, with the CEO, for the corporate governance of the Advertising Standards Bureau. With strategic, financial and operational concerns within its purview, the Board works to continually improve the operation of the ASB in its role, to promote advertising standards and the self-regulation system and to administer the complaints resolution process for advertising in Australia. Review of Operations 2016 13