The AES Board is supported by a number of Committees, membership and operational groups.
Board Standing and Strategic Advisory Committees
Each Advisory Committee has an advisory role to the AES Board and is chaired by at least one Board member. The Strategic Advisory Committees focus on the four strategic domains: Cultural Capacity, Pathway, Relationships and Vitality – as per the AES Strategic Plan 2019–2022.
The committees advise on:
- current strategy, e.g. existing Domain priorities, matters referred by the Board
- emergent strategy, e.g. bring new/nascent/emerging issues to the Board’s attention
- operational strategy, e.g. oversee and provide governance for discrete projects these undertaken by project teams whose membership would draw upon the broader AES membership.
All Committee members will have a commitment to, and responsibility for, the following elements of good governance:
- Accountability – taking shared responsibility for the operations and impact of the Committee
- Transparency – ensuring that information about the Committee’s activities is accessible to the AES Board
- Disclosure – being open to scrutiny and dealing effectively with potential conflicts of interest
- Independence – maintaining a collective decision making culture and independence from outside direction or interests
Board Standing Committees
Chair: Carina Calzoni
The purpose of the Finance and Audit Committee is to assist the Board in fulfilling its oversight responsibilities with regard to financial management of the AES, the management of risk, and the conduct of audit requirements.
Whenever necessary, the Board has the ability to delegate responsibility to an ad hoc complaints committee consisting of Board members.
Board Strategic Advisory Committees
The purpose of the ICDC is to strengthen and build Indigenous and non-Indigenous capacity in culturally safe evaluation theory, practice and use by:
– guiding and advising the AES Board on the importance of cultural competence in evaluation theory and practice to ensure quality evaluation and best practice; and – advising the AES on the importance of supporting Indigenous evaluators, senior and emerging evaluators.
Chair: Sharon Clarke
Supports the Pathways domain;, membership open to members of the AES with the skills to support this domain.
Chair: Jill Thomas
Supports the Relationships domain; membership open to members of the AES with the skills to support this domain.
Chair: Charlie Tulloch
Supports the Vitality domain; membership is drawn from Regional Network Committee Convenors or their delegate. The Vitality Committee is also supported by the Finance and Audit Standing Committee.
Chairs: Eleanor Williams Bill Wallace
Membership and operational groups
Membership Working Groups
Regional Networks provide networking and seminar events in each region, assist in the planning of the professional learning program, and advise the Board and AES committees on member issues in their region.
The committee is formed every two years to manage matters relating to Fellows. It comprises three Fellows, one Board member, one regional representative. For more details refer to Fellow policy document.
Chair: Rick Cummings
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are formal groups of members with a common interest in an aspect of evaluation. From time to time, the AES Board may consult a SIG on particular policy and strategic issues.
Operational Working Groups
Chair: Wei Leng Kwok -
Composition and responsibilities are described in the Awards section of the website.
Consisting of the EJE editors, assistant editors, and AES staff, the purpose of the team is to review EJA operational issues and ensure that production targets are being met.
Contact the editors:
2022 Adelaide Conference Committee Convenor: John Pilla
Strategic Project Teams
Stategic Project Teams are time limited groups, with a clear goal and end point. They are under the auspice of the Board and one or more advisory committee; supervised by one or more advisory committees; and managed by the Chief Executive Officer. Project Teams are representative of the diversity of the AES membership. Wherever possible they are supported by a paid project manager.