The Alpaca Association of New Zealand has found itself with no effective executive and no authority to carry on business at the National Council level after a number of resignations from the National Council.
The issues which led to the current governance crisis appear to be a result of concerns expressed by some members of the Association that:
– There may have been irregularities in the procedure for nominations and the postal ballot held for the appointment of certain offices in 2018; and
– That the process for appointment of casual vacancies has been deficient when compared with the strict wording of the Constitution.
The immediate issues appear to be:
– The current lack of quorum to transact any business at National Council level
– The absence of authorised signatories to complete payments for “necessary expenditure” pending the valid appointment of the offices of the National Council