The Committee of an Organisation has an important role to play. The Committee is a collection of individuals that form the leadership group and is primarily responsible for governing, overseeing the affairs of and making strategic decisions on behalf of its’ members.
To properly oversee the affairs of an organisation, a Committee should consist of Committee members that possess a mix of skill sets, diversity and experiences. Each has a defined role and contributes to the collective decision making of the Committee. A Committee member role is a strategic position and should not be confused with the management and operational roles that are undertaken by employees like an Executive Officer or Director. The day to day work should be managed and completed by the staff and volunteers who have been engaged and are responsible for this purpose.
The Cabinet Makers Association of WA is indeed fortunate to have such a dedicated and skilled Committee in place, each providing valuable advice, opinions and independent judgement to ensure all goals and activities set out in the Strategic Plan and achieved and align with the Associations’ Constitution. As in many other Not-for-profits organisations, the CMAWA Committee works tirelessly behind the scenes and offer this time on a voluntary basis.
Ugo De Laurentis
Style Side Cabinets
Master Class Cabinets WA
Wood & Form Cabinets
Sheila Payne, Executive Officer CMAWA
Sheila commenced her role as Executive Officer in June 2017 following the retirement of her predecessor Eric Lytton.
With a wealth of experience in the Corporate and Community sectors, Sheila is heavily focussed on relationship building and customer service. Her diverse skill set in sales, business development, marketing, financial management and strategic planning will play a big part to assist the CMAWA and its members reach their full potential.
“I am very committed to the Vision and Mission of the CMAWA and will do everything in my power to ensure the Board fulfil their goals and aspirations to take the Association to a new and innovative platform. The Association is fundamentally our Members, both the Cabinet Makers and Associate Industry suppliers. It is therefore critical to factor in their individual needs with the aim to enhance their profitability and productivity. I am very much looking forward to this wonderful journey”