Update – API Structure and Governance Review

Project reaches halfway mark; next step ongoing collation and review of information gathered.

Project reaches halfway mark

Stage four of the Australian Property Institute’s (API) eight-phase Structure and Governance Review project has now been completed.

These phases involved primary information gathering, with the Change Management Systems (CMS) team conducting more than 20 forums across seven states. They also met with API members, State Divisional Councillors and key stakeholders. This process included more than 40 phone-based interviews, while the online survey resulted in about 1400 responses.

API Interim CEO Mike Zissler described the member input as outstanding.

“This is what we wanted - members working with us and having their say in the future direction of the API,” Mr Zissler said.

“In addition to member input, stakeholder consultation included a workshop with Divisional Executive Officers in relation to the operational and strategic aspects of the organisation. This was a successful day with many issues reviewed and discussed.”

The next step is ongoing collation and review of the large amount of information gathered. Over the coming weeks, the CMS team will contact a range of people to gain more information. Additionally, an initial workshop with API National Council will be held November 27 to review the issues and opportunities identified.

“The CMS team would like to express their thanks to API members and the many people who have worked with us to achieve this project milestone. The project is on track to achieve its delivery date of the end of March for the report and recommendations to National Council.

“I want to add my personal thanks to all who have provided their input. We live in interesting times and it’s vital that we position the API to be the pre-eminent property organisation in Australia for our members.

“There’s still much to do and I commend to you the work of CMS. I will provide more information and updates when it comes to hand,” Mr Zissler said.