Please see our voting form to vote.
Please note, you may only vote once, and in the event that you have voted more than once, your first selection will be counted, and all others will be discarded. You must be an ECA WA Member to vote - and you must supply your ECA WA Membership number below to vote.
We have received 4 nominations for the following vacancies:
• 3 x Board Members for a 3 year term
Accordingly, members are encouraged to vote on their choice of 3 candidates for the 3 year term.
The election of Directors is held by secret ballot, in compliance with Section 10 A (10) of the Electrical Communications Association of Western Australia Inc. rules of association.
The ballot must be received by no later than 10am Tuesday 16 June 2023 (AWST), and will be available from 23 May 2023.
Candidate Statements will be accessible below, when available.
Should you have any questions, please contact the Company Secretary on + 61 8 6241 6100.
You can also view the Accepted Nominations Report, and the Nomination Certification Report for Stage 1 Below.
Since joining UPD in July 2020, I have experienced the impact that electrical design and consulting has on the contractors that build the products for the land development space first hand, where I can now comprehend the frustrations and limitations created by developer and design decisions. As a business leader in Underground Power Development, I work closely with Western Power, NBN Co and Opticomm to influence change and to communicate our clients and contractor’s positions as they work within an industry that has been compressed by COVID-19 pressures, global supply chain issues, human capital shortages and unprecedented delays in processing within Western Power.
In UPD I am responsible for the day-to-day operations, marketing, HR, HSEQ, IT, business development, solution provision and client liaison with both industry stakeholders and our direct clients. I work closely with our people to make sure they have the tools that they need to do their job and do it well. These things are critical not just in UPD but are essential to ECA WA members who would be experiencing the same constraints that the current market conditions have created for business owners.
If elected, during my three-year term with ECAWA, I would hope to be able to use my
knowledge, experience, and communication and negotiation skills to work towards meeting the goals of the organisation. As a skilled business administrator and leader, I would use my ability to holistically assess the requirements of the organisation and work with fellow board members to assess, plan and initiate necessary actions or change needed to ensure the group meet its strategic objectives, financial goals and governance requirements. I would use my position to influence and encourage people to join ECAWA by demonstrating the advantages that membership can bring their organisation and encourage women and girls to join the industry with my continued input to the ECAWA Women’s Advisory Council, which I am proud to be part of.
With over 27 years of experience in various organisations from accounting to the land development industry, including time within telecommunications, HR, engineering and design firms, I have gained a broad range of exposure to the needs of multiple organisations which will allow me to consider the different entities within the group and their particular needs. Personally, I am the wife of a small business owner and career tradesman and have been responsible for supporting my family business with its financial, hr, marketing and communications requirements. I am a member of the National Association of Women in Construction and champion cultural awareness, diversity and inclusion in UPD. I have a Master’s Degree in Business, Cert IV in Project Management Practice and continue to learn by attending micro training with the Urban Development Institute of Australia.
I have gained the encouragement and support of UPD’s business owner and my family for this undertaking which is critical for ensuring my commitment to ECAWA is something that will a successful endeavour. Whilst not a tradesperson myself, with my understanding of the electrical and telecommunications industry gained within UPD and previous roles, my close working relationships with the utility networks and subcontractors, my relationship building and negotiation skills, extensive business management and leadership experience and the support I provide my family’s small trade business, I hope to add value to the existing leadership group of ECAWA with my unique perspectives.
Dear members of the Electrical and Communications Association of Western Australia,
As a past apprentice of E.G.T. and former student at the College of Electrical Training, I have a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the electrical trade in Western Australia.
My personal experience with ECA has given me a unique perspective on the importance of ongoing education and training for electricians at all levels. I am committed to promoting the growth and development of the industry by supporting the board in its efforts to expand training programs and embrace new technologies and innovations.
In my next term on the board, I hope to see the industry continue to grow and evolve, and I believe that this can be achieved through a focus on ongoing education and training for both apprentices and tradesmen. I am dedicated to advocating for policies and initiatives that support the growth of the industry, such as expanding training programs to cover emerging technologies and best practices, creating more networking and collaboration opportunities for members, and promoting the industry to the next generation of electricians.
I believe that my passion for the industry, my experience as a past apprentice and student, and my commitment to ongoing education and training make me an ideal candidate for re-election to the board of the Electrical and Communications Association of Western Australia. I look forward to continuing to work with the board and our members to promote the growth and success of the electrical trade in Western Australia.
Thank you for your consideration.
Nominations are called for:
Board Members (x3 for a 3-year term)
Board Member (x1 for a 1-year term)
Nominations, which must be in writing and comply with the registered rules of the organisation, may be made at any time from Tuesday 28 March 2023. They must reach ECA WA Inc email inbox or the postal address below no later than 12 noon (AWST) on Wednesday 26 April 2023. Nomination Forms are attached. Nominations cannot be withdrawn after 12:00 Noon (AWST) Wednesday 26 April 2023.
By post: PO Box 782, BALCATTA WA 6914
By email: A properly completed nomination form including all necessary signatures and attachments may be scanned and submitted as a pdf file to: ECAWAIncelection@ecawa.org.au