AIDN Re-Establishes AIDN Victoria
The Australian Industry & Defence Network (AIDN) Australia has today taken the required steps to re-establish the Victorian Chapter of the network.
For several years AIDN was not represented in the state of Victoria, however after extensive consultation with Victorian Industry and the Victorian State Government AIDN will formally bring AIDN Victoria back online.
AIDN Victoria will initially be represented by an interim committee, as the membership is brought online, once the membership is at a minimum level AIDN will undertake the process to ensure that Victorian members are given the opportunity to nominate and select a committee, including the roles of President and Vice President of AIDN Victoria.
The Chair of AIDN National board, Mr Graham Priestnall, stated “The AIDN National board has been driving the re-establishment of AIDN Victoria for some time, the board believes that you cannot truly be the National voice of the Defence SME community without representation in each state and territory. Our board looks forward to working closely with the interim committee as we fully restore AIDN Victoria to our National organisation.”
One of the first activities for AIDN Victoria will be to organise an event prior to the New Year to announce the Victorian Young Achiever of the Year Award, the first from Victoria in several years, the Victorian Government is proudly supporting the YAA for AIDN Victoria.
CEO of AIDN National, Mr Brent Clark, stated “Having AIDN Victoria completes the nationalisation of the organisation, we look forward to working closely with the Victorian Government, the Victorian Defence Alliances and Victorian businesses. The ability for AIDN to advocate for the Australian SME community just got stronger today as the expected input from Victoria adds significant authority to our ability to speak for the community.”