AGM 2014 Results

The 8th AWATEA AGM was held on Thursday 11th December 2014 at NIWA, Greta Point, Wellington with great success. A quorum under the rules was achieved and all three of the proposed motions were passed which included expanding the number of elected Board members and the transformation of the Association to an unpaid Chair-led organisation.  More details of the amendments made and the new Board can be found on the Members page and here: http://www.awatea.org.nz/about-2/about-us/.

Attendees were also given presentations on the current state of AWATEA, an update from Derek Shotbolt on EHL Group’s Wave Energy Device poised to be deployed in Hawaii and the latest news on the New Zealand Marine Energy Centre. Gareth Gretton from WelTec described several exciting educational initiatives that AWATEA is pursuing, whilst Kennie Tsui from MBIE talked through various government initiatives and opportunities.

Gratitude was expressed to the long-standing board member of AWATEA, present at the Association’s inception, Alexander Malahoff, now standing down from the Board.

The Board would like to thank all who attended the 2014 AGM and those members who sent in their votes when not able to be present themselves.