Notice to all members: Director Elections Results

Posted on 23 Dec, 2021
Notice to all members: Director Elections Results

Today's extraordinary general meeting of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras Limited (ACN 102 451 785) (‘SGLMG’) and Mardi Gras Arts Limited (ACN 158 800 018) (‘MGA’) resumed for the election of four Board Directors.

All ballot votes have now been verified so we can confirm the successful Board Directors are as follows:
Giovanni Campolo-Arcidiaco - 244
Jan Hutton - 222
Wei Thai-Haynes - 152
Louis Hudson - 127

Ongoing Board members continuing their two-year term are: Mel SchwerdtJesse MathesonAlex Bouchet-Carr and Rob Smith.

EGM Q&A Below are the responses to questions asked during the EGM. 
Questions from individuals asking ‘How-to-Vote’ have not been included. 
Questions for management (i.e. questions relating to events) have been taken on notice and will be responded to as soon as possible or at the AGM on 29 January 2022.  

Has there been any progress regarding a name change for SGLMG? It's critical that the name is more inclusive of diverse folks that make up our fabulous rainbow communities. 
We have no update on the name change currently.

What testing has been done on the VERO platform to ensure it follows the processes in the constitution? 
The algorithm based on schedule 2 was built and incorporated with full testing for last year's elections and was utilised for this year’s election.

Vero has done full testing based on the data, proxies, and withdrawal of one candidate was all handled correctly.

Will our proxies votes be automatically recorded as what our pre poll vote was? 
Yes proxies (open or directed) are automatically applied when you cast your vote.

How many members are in the meeting? 
There were 72 live attendees.

Why has the AGM been scheduled in January? 
Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras has utilised the relief provided under ASIC Corporations (Extension of Time to Hold AGM) Instrument 2021/770 (Extension Instrument) to delay its 2021 AGM to 29 January 2022. Members received a notice of the Annual General Meeting on December 16.  

The 2020-2021 Annual Report is now available here: https://www.mardigras.org.au/news/2021-annual-report 

Any enquiries concerning this election should be directed to company.secretary@mardigrasarts.org.au or the Returning Officer via telephone at 1300 702 898.