AMI Annual General Meeting
The 2017 Annual General Meeting was held in Deakin University’s Downtown rooms in Melbourne on 30 October commencing at 5:30PM.
The meeting started with a speech by H.E. U Tha Aung Nyun, Myanmar Ambassador to Australia, in which he outlined the Embassy’s appreciation of its relationship with AMI. He also spoke of AMI’s unique relationship with the Myanmar Institute of Strategic and International Studies (MISIS) and the value his government attributes to AMI’s support for Myanmar’s achievement of its priorities within the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
He also spoke of the importance of AMI’s conference due to start in Yangon on 27 November.
The meeting then resumed for formal business receiving reports from the President and Acting Director, Treasurer and Secretary.
A returning officer was elected and the meeting appointed office bearers for the next year. All current Board members were nominated and elected unopposed to their positions. One, Guy Williams, has stepped down as he has relocated his business from Yangon to Sydney. The meeting thanked Guy for his work with AMI and wished him well for the future.
The meeting also heard that two additional Special Advisers have been named. They are Prof Sean Turnell (Macquarie University, and Economic Adviser to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi) and Dr Thane Oke Kyaw Myint, one of Myanmar’s most distinguished professors of medicine, now resident in Canberra.
The meeting was formally closed at 7PM.