Following a proposal submitted by the Australian Chapter Leaders (also known as ARAG), individual Australasian Chapters will be amalgamated to form a single Australasian Chapter with representation from all Australian states, territories, and New Zealand regions, says the BCI.
The new Australasian Chapter will be supported by a Leadership Committee that acts as an administration and coordination function, with participation from the Australasian membership and the BCI Central Office. The new Leadership Committee, guided by a new Australasian Operating Model, will work to communicate, coordinate and support BCI events globally, by region, or locally either at physical or virtual events.
Australasian Chapter membership will serve a community of more than 2000 business continuity professionals, of which more than 900 are BCI members. BCI says that the changes are expected to drive greater collaboration across the region, with members able to share best practice across a wider audience, and therefore increase engagement within the Chapter.