The Australian Institute of Mine Surveyors 2022 Annual General Meeting was held on Friday, 18th November 2022.
The meeting allowed all members to attend either in-person or virtually as it was conducted as both a live online Zoom meeting as well as at the Singleton Seminar.
During the meeting all key executive positions were declared vacant, nominations were announced, and members were given the opportunity to vote for the following positions, which were declared for the upcoming year:
- PRESIDENT - Shane Watson
- VICE-PRESIDENT - James Sherritt
- SECRETARY - Grace Mulcahy (replacing Jonathan van Wyk), and
- TREASURER - Jonathan van Wyk (replacing John Macpherson)
The AIMS Board would like to thank John Macpherson for his very effective management and the expertise he brought to the role in his time as AIMS Treasurer - great job John!
His role will now be taken over by Jonathan (Jono) moving on from his previous Secretary role.
And the board are very excited to welcome Grace Mulcahy on board and appreciate her willingness and enthusiasm to take on the role as the new AIMS Secretary!
WHO IS GRACE MULCAHY?
Grace is a spatial professional who graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science (Surveying) (Honours) from RMIT in 2020.
During her time at the university, Grace took on volunteer roles in the Geospatial Science Students Association as General Committee Member, Secretary, Vice-President and President, for one year in each position, giving her an outstanding breadth of experience in executive roles.
Additionally, she held the RMIT University Student Representative position on the board of the Institution of Surveyors Victoria for two years.
Grace has worked as a surveyor in Victoria, NSW and WA, and is currently employed by Rio Tinto as a graduate surveyor in the Iron Ore division.
"My current plan is to stay with the company and achieve my Grade 2 Authorisation, and hopefully expand on my passions of team leadership and operational excellence," Grace explained.
"AIMS has supported my career through the Tim Underhill Diversity in Mine Survey Scholarship, and I've felt warmly welcomed into this professional community.", she added.
"It's with enthusiasm and gratitude that I endeavour to contribute something meaningful to the profession that has given me so much."
The AIMS Board, on behalf of all AIMS members, welcomes Grace as our newest key executive committee member and we look forward to her valuable contribution and ideas to enhance our association.