The WACA and its Board are committed to best-practice governance standards to support the Association's vision to be a leader in Australian sport.
At an Electors' General Meeting held on Thursday 31 May 2018, 93 per cent of Members voted in favour of a new Constitution to govern the Association.
Following a thorough investigation, which began in 2014, the WACA Board determined the Association’s Constitution needed modernising to allow for better governance and changes in objects to continue the growth of cricket in WA and ensure the game’s sustainability.
Throughout the process, the Board undertook extensive stakeholder engagement with Members, the WACA’s affiliates, including Premier Cricket, which resulted in the final Constitution which was voted on by WACA Members.
The new Constitution will ensure the WACA is governed in the most appropriate way to lead and develop cricket in WA and enable the Association’s vision to be leaders in Australian cricket to be realised.
Key changes to the WACA’s Constitution
- A change to the objects clause to place a higher emphasis on the promotion and development of the game of cricket in WA and more accurately reflect the broad role the WACA plays.
- The number of Directors sitting on the WACA Board to be reduced from 12 to 10 and changes to the Board structure to enable a greater focus on skills and capability.
- New restrictions on Director’s terms, not previously included in the WACA’s Constitution.
- Five Board Directors to be elected by WACA Members, two by Cricket Affiliates and up to three to be appointed by the Board, providing Members with majority voting rights.
- The roles of President and Vice President will be replaced by Patron-in-Chief and up to three Patrons, which will be approved by WACA Members and will not be Board positions.
- Modernised practises to allow for electronic voting on Member resolutions and attendance at Board meetings via telephone as part of a quorum.
- A change to the Association’s legal structure from an Incorporated Association to a Company Limited by Guarantee.
The changes will come into effect once regulatory approvals are received from the relevant authorities.