In this piece, we take a look at what a year of growth and development has looked like for the Community Services Industry Alliance, and we discuss what exciting adventures come next.
When the Community Services Industry Alliance (CSIA) recently held its Annual General Meeting, both the Chair of the Board (Heather Watson) and the CEO (Belinda Drew) reflected on the changing nature of the organisation’s business now that it's three years old.
Tremendous foundations have been laid for the future successes of the CSIA, and the role they set out to play in changing the landscape of the way our Industry does business.
With this in mind a number of things have recently taken place to reset the company strategy.
Firstly, a stakeholder review took place which showed categorically that their stakeholder vision was well aligned with their corporate vision. This, of course, is always a good place to start.
Heather Watson, Chair of the Board, said at the meeting that the future challenge would be to continue to communicate what the CSIA does, engage the industry, and have a clear understanding of what the organisation is delivering.
Watson also talked about the recent governance review of the CSIA Board which was done to ensure there was a good skills mix, solid Chair and Board succession plan, and increased governance sophistication to reflect the changing nature of the business.
And in extremely good news, the Board offered a further five-year contract to the inaugural CEO, Belinda Drew.
Belinda has now been tasked with developing a staffing structure that will reflect the changing nature of the business, with a specific focus on new systems and programs.
Belinda proudly addressed attendees at the AGM, saying that the organisation was now moving from start-up to sustainability.
“We have moved beyond activity alone to projects and emerging programs of work in areas such as disability, child and family, gender parity and competition policy,” said Drew.
“And in the next year we’re predicting further growth that will result in this program of work deepening in scale and scope.”