WiBF Leadership Committee Charter
The WiBF State Leadership Committee (“SLC”) charter is outlined below.
SLC Charter Mission:
Engage, represent and advance the interests of WiBF and the future of the sector to corporate member organisations and the broader finance sector in their local state.
- Support the WiBF executive team and Board by providing local leadership and direction on WiBF programs and member engagement.
- Be instrumental in the design and delivery of local WiBF events.
- Build relationships within and outside corporate member organisations, introducing their networks to inspire, engage and create opportunities.
- Network within corporate member organisations to inform and engage stakeholders on WiBF events, courses and sponsorship opportunities.
- Offer fresh perspectives and new ideas to empower members of the WiBF network to accelerate change across the banking and finance sector.
- Provide on the ground logistical support at local WiBF events and programs.
- Deliver high quality events and activities, and ensure that WiBF’s mission is communicated throughout all aspects
- Create a learning environment to enable WiBF members to thrive in their careers and personal lives.
- Being an agent of change, and shifting the needle toward equal participation in the banking and finance sector.
- Accountable to the Chair of the SLC and WiBF’s Chief Executive Officer.
- Maintain a close and productive working relationship with the SLC and the WiBF executive team.
- Provide regular monthly and annual updates to the WiBF CEO and Board on the progress of the SLC.
- Work collaboratively with other members of the SLC and WiBF staff to achieve exceptional results.
- Attend WiBF events and represent WiBF to potential and current members, offering general support as and when required, and being active on social media and digital platforms.
- Adhering to the WiBF Style Guide, any and all marketing, branding and informational materials to ensure consistency in all areas of communication.
- Assist in delivering wider WiBF objectives.
- Represent WiBF to members and third parties, acting as an ambassador for WiBF.
Including the Chair, the Committee shall consist of between five to seven persons (an ideal number would be six) from across WiBF member organisations and individual members.
Non-members can attend as observers at the discretion of the Committee Chair. The Committee may engage with other persons for the purpose of individual initiatives or projects as required.
- The SLC will appoint one of its members with relevant qualifications and experience as Chair.
Tenure of the Chair:
- One (1) year from the date of appointment subject to annual confirmation by the SLC. In order to harness the value of experience and fresh ideas, the tenure of the chair position is recommended to be two years.
Responsibilities of the Chair:
- Accountable to WiBF’s Chief Executive Officer.
- Lead the development of an engagement plan for the SLC.
- Represent and promote ideas initiated by the SLC.
- Ensure the implementation of the engagement plan and monitor activity progress.
- Deliver regular monthly and annual updates to the WiBF CEO and Board on the progress, successes and challenges of SLC.
- Monitor SLC engagement and behaviour to ensure an inclusive, collaborative and fair environment.
- Provide direction and assistance to the SLC in the preparation and conduct of meetings.
- Develop and utilise existing networks with peer and experts in the sector.
SLC Committee Members:
- Founding members will hold the position for two (2) years in the first instance, with the opportunity to apply for a further term thereafter, for a maximum of three times two-year terms. In order to harness the value of experience and fresh ideas the tenure of the committee positions would desirably be 6 years, subject to review at that time.
- In order to fulfil its duties, SLC meetings will be held monthly with additional meetings to be called at the discretion of the SLC Chair. The specific dates of the meetings will be determined by the Chair and advised to the SLC accordingly.
- Meetings may be either face-to-face or via video conference (zoom meeting), as considered appropriate by the Chair.
- SLC annual Strategy Day to be held on a date and at a location to be advised by the WiBF CEO.
- There is an expectation on the SLC to attend all meetings to fulfil the requirements of the role.
- There is no set number of hours that an SLC member will contribute, however it is expected that individual SLC members will commit sufficient time to ensure they meet any commitments they have agreed to as part of the agreed role.
- The quorum for a meeting is 50% of the total membership of the SLC.
- The SLC will provide regular monthly and annual updates to the WiBF CEO and Board on the progress of SLC.
- The SLC will submit at least annually the engagement plan to WiBF CEO.
- The SLC will keep minutes of its meetings.
- Document Controls and Checks to be enforced (e.g. keeping Minutes, Agendas, outcomes), and all SLC meeting records to be accessible to SLC.
- The SLC will develop an engagement plan.
- Consider and make recommendation in relation to the engagement plan.
- Lead development, provide innovative ideas and support to members.
- Maintain a network of effective relationships with a range of experts.
- Use of social media to expand WiBF branding and awareness of its goals, events and programs.
- The SLC will use and adhere to a Style Guide provided by WiBF in order to assure quality assurance in all communications.
- The SLC must promote the best interests of WiBF at all times in their promotion and participation in events, courses and programs.
- Service on the SLC is voluntary and without remuneration, except for approved administrative support, travel and accommodation costs in relation to SLC member duties.