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IIBA® Australia 2015 Annual General Meeting – Call for Registration

The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) Australia Chapter will be holding the 2015 AGM on 21 October, 2015. Important Chapter information such as 2015 Financial Reports and the 2015 Board Election results will be discussed at the AGM. As a financial member of the chapter, you are eligible to attend and we strongly encourage you to attend.

Please register for the webinar:

If however you are unable to attend, could you please advise the Chapter Secretary ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) if you wish to authorise a proxy vote. To authorise a proxy vote, please email the Secretary stating 'I give the IIBA Australia Chapter Board my proxy for the 2015 AGM' to ensure there is a quorum at the meeting. IIBA will cast your vote in support of all resolutions, unless you specify differently in your proxy registration. Proxies must be submitted by 12a.m. AEST Monday, October 12, 2015.

Details of the 2015 Financial and Auditor Reports will be accessible on the chapter website ( prior to the AGM.

If you have any questions about the AGM process, please email the IIBA Australia Chapter Elections Committee at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

IIBA Australia Chapter - 2015 Election Candidate Selection Plan

The IIBA Australian Chapter is pleased to announce that we have 6 nominations for the 2015 Board Election. Since there are 6 board roles to fill, we do not plan to run a voting process.

However, to ensure quality candidates for the board roles, the following steps will now commence:

  1. Publish candidate names, photos and nomination notes to the IIBA Australia Chapter website ( for an open two (2) week period for comment.
  2. Continuing Board members will arrange a telephone interview with each candidate, to coincide with the open period for comment, to discuss the board expectations and provide you an opportunity to ask questions.
  3. Election committee will collate the information from the open period for comment and the interviews to confirm the suitable new Board members.
  4. All candidates will be notified prior to the IIBA Australia Chapter's AGM (21 October 2015) of the results.
  5. Successful candidates will be announced to the member base at the AGM.
  6. The new Board will attend first Board meeting (26 October 2015) to elect the board executive roles and portfolios.
  7. Members and the wider BA community will be informed of the new 2015 Board via website, email blast and LinkedIn group announcements.

If you have any questions please email the Elections Committee This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

IIBA® Australia Chapter - 2015 Election

Call for Candidates

Candidate applications are being accepted from 1st September to 20th September, 2015.

During September-October, 2015 the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®) Australia Chapter will be holding elections for Six open Board positions.

IIBA® Australia Chapter is now accepting applications from IIBA Australia Chapter members who would like to serve on the Chapter Board.

The term for each of the six Board positions is approximate two years. Interested candidates should be prepared to commit to managing a portfolio of work, attending a minimum of eight board meetings per year, a one day face to face Board meeting, plus any required meetings for work on Board committees.

Application Deadline: Midnight, 20th September

To apply, please complete, scan and email the following information to the IIBA Australia Chapter 2015 Elections Committee at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

  • Completed Nomination Form (A copy of the form can be obtained from the IIBA Australia Chapter website or by following this Link) stating why you wish to be elected to the IIBA Board of Directors
  • A recent photo of yourself (headshot)
  • A copy of your CV
  • Nominees must be a financially viable member of the IIBA International and IIBA Australia Chapter
  • Any nominations received after the application deadline will not be accepted.

    Candidates who are chosen by the Board Nomination Committee will be notified. A list of successful candidates and their supporting statements will also be posted on the IIBA Australia Chapter website on this date.

    The elected and existing board will determine executive positions Chairperson, Vice-Chair and Treasurer.

    If you have any questions about the election process, please email the IIBA Australia Chapter Elections Committee at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

    We thank all potential candidates for their interest in participating in the development and growth of the Australian Chapter of IIBA®.

IIBA® Australia Chapter Official Conference -

Business Analysis Professional Days (BA Professional Day)

The IIBA® Australia Chapter is excited to announce the Melbourne Business Analysis Professional Day will be hosted on October 19th. Early bird registration is open!Register NOW!


What is Business Analysis Professional Day?

Business Analysis Professional Day is the official conference of the IIBA® Australia Chapter.

The chapter's aspirations for this major event are:

  • Provide members with access to a high quality business analysis event that is tailored for the local interest
  • Raise awareness of business analysis and the IIBA® within the Australian business community
  • Elevate business analysis skills and knowledge within the business analysis community
  • Develop a local professional community

For more details, see the BA Professional Day conference website:

2014 IIBA® Chapter - Board Portfolio Assignments

The recent 2014 Board Elections has been successfully completed. We would like to thank the retiring Board members and also the Board Election Committee for assisting with the smooth transition.

The new board met on 17-Nov-14 for the first time to elect the roles and portfolios. Introducing:

  • Sally-Anne Mitchell (President/Chair)
  • Damian Wilson (Vice President/Vice Chair)
  • Alliysn Wilkinson (Treasurer)
  • Lani Guy (Secretary)
  • Geoff Griffin (Corporate Services)
  • Cora Stapleton (Certification & Education)
  • Shannon Murfitt (Events)
  • Holly Lei Hou (Marketing)
  • Adrian Leadbeater (Special Events)


So what’s next?

The board is presently finalising handovers from the retiring board members. Recently IIBA® Global updated their strategic plan ( so early in the New Year the board will hold a strategic planning day to set the course for the chapter’s direction (that is aligned to global direction) and what we are accountable to the Australian Chapter Membership for. It means that we take the goals and work on ways to implement that gives benefit to the Australian business analysis community.

In the coming weeks we will also be advertising for expressions of interest on some vacant portfolio and support roles. This means you can consider over the Christmas/New Year break and apply first thing in the New Year. The board hopes to have the roles filled by the end of January 2015. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for enquiries. The vacant roles are:

  • Member Services Director
  • Australia Chapter Membership Support
  • Website Support


Finally as the festive season is upon us, on behalf of the Australia Chapter Board we wish you and your family a relaxing and enjoyable time. Keep safe and recharge as we are looking forward to engaging and assisting you and the business analysis profession in taking it to new heights in 2015.

Sally-Anne Mitchell


IIBA® Australia Chapter

December 2014


2014 IIBA® Chapter Awards

Australia Chapter has WON IIBA® Chapter of the Year!

It is with great pleasure we advise you that IIBA® Australia Chapter is the 2014 IIBA® Chapter of the Year.

IIBA® global conducts the IIBA® Chapter Awards Program annually. The global awards committee assessed the 33 submissions from 10 chapters across the world (Australia, UK, Vancouver, Cedar Rapids, Calgary, Minneapolis St. Paul, Central Iowa, Greater Atlanta, NW Arkansas, South Africa) to determine the shortlist. This year your local IIBA® Australia Chapter was shortlisted in 4 of 8 categories with the chapter being nominated for the Leadership Excellence award by the IIBA® Awards Committee, rather than a chapter submission. The shortlisted categories are:

  • Most Sustainable Chapter – the chapter that best shows how they have grown in a sustainable manner aligning with the IIBA® goals of: (1) Enable sustainable growth to support the establishment of IIBA® as a worldwide organisation, (2) Ensure financial viability to support the implementation and sustainment of IIBA® operational and strategic priorities.
  • Governing Chapter – the chapter that excelled in the area of Governance, internal to their chapter and with the IIBA®.
  • Leadership Excellence – the chapter that excels in strategic leadership. Chapters that are creating strategy, operational plans to support executing strategic plans, increasing chapter maturity in operations and programs, and leading chapter programs with defined vision and purpose will be recognised with this award.
  • Chapter of the Year – the chapter that has consistently shown over the 12 month period the best alignment to the IIBA® mission, vision and values, as well as demonstrating that their execution on their chapter goals and objectives are traceable to the goals and objectives of IIBA®.

The award winners were announced at 2014 BBC (Building Business Capability) conference, being held in Florida, at the IIBA® members evening event on Wednesday November 5th. Attending the conference and this event was representation of the IIBA® Australia Chapter Board’s Geoff Griffin (current Corporate Services Director) and Damian Wilson (recently elected to the board and currently chair for IIBA® Australia Chapter Melbourne branch). They proudly accepted the award on behalf of the Board and the Australia Chapter Members.

Some of the things that we have done that would have factored in the awards committee’s decision:

  • Taking time to set the strategic direction and prioritising implementation so as not to over commit volunteer’s time;
  • Having clear roles and responsibilities of the board members;
  • Developing portfolio processes to assist with transition of responsibilities with changes in board and branch personnel;
  • Balancing the national direction offered by the board with local on the ground presence of the branches;
  • Demonstrating compliance to the IIBA® global chapter policy with conducting AGMs and having auditing of the chapter finances;
  • Introducing an Australia Chapter Membership with a phenomenal take-up;
  • Introducing a national BA of the Year Award;
  • Making Business Analysis Professional Day’s accessible across the country;
  • Management of a consistent syllabus for BABOK ® Study Groups and authorisation of participants at a national level with branch facilitating the sessions;
  • Establishing a solid reputation of offering value for sponsorship opportunities.

Being shortlisted for half of the awards is acknowledgement for the hard work and commitment of the Chapter Board, Branches, all IIBA® Australia Chapter Members and you in promoting the business analysis profession.

With the Chapter Board currently in a period of transition/handover to the newly elected members, winning IIBA® Chapter of the Year award certainly provides a great drive and platform to strive for continued growth of the IIBA® Australia Chapter in the coming years.

Sally-Anne Mitchell
Re-elected Board Member

International Institute of Business Analysis™

IIBA Australia Chapter Sponsorship Opportunities for 2014-15 are Open!

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  • Build profile and recognition within the Business Analysis and related professions
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IIBA® Australia Chapter – Vision and Mission Statement


The world's leading association for Business Analysis professionals.

Mission Statement

Develop and maintain standards for the practice of business analysis and for the certification of its practitioners.

"Business analysis is the set of tasks and techniques used to work as a liaison among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies, and operations of an organisation, and to recommend solutions that enable the organisation to achieve its goals." Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK® Guide) Version 2.0, 2009.