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Our Structure and Governance


The Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans' Association (APPVA) is a company limited by guarantee with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). It is also registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission (ACNC). Therefore, for regulatory matters the APPVA is governed by:

·     ASIC for anything relating to its corporate status, and

·     the ACNC for anything relating to its charitable status.

The governance model has board of directors responsible for setting and monitoring the strategic direction of the APPVA, and a management committee accountable for operating the APPVA on a day to day basis.

Our Board of Directors

Rob Woods, JP
Chairperson

Ian Lindgren
Vice Chairperson

Mark Horner
Company Secretary

Mike Romalis, OAM
Executive Director

Allan Thomas, OAM
Non-Executive Director

Our Management Committee

Rob Woods, JP
Chairperson

Ian Lindgren
Vice Chairperson

Mark Horner
Company Secretary

Rod Hutchings
Social Media Coordinator

Paul Walker
Editor Peacekeeper Magazine

Paul Walker, Acting Northern Territory Representative

Mark Elm
Deployed Police Representative

Rob Wallyn
Acting QLD State Representative

Matt Burke, OAM
NSW State Representative

Don Hughes
VIC State Representative

Graeme Barnett, RFD
TAS State Representative

Mike Romalis, OAM
WA State Representative


The APPVA’s Board has defined the organisation’s purpose clearly and this is recorded in its governing documents and understood by the board.  Each director understands and meet their duties under the law through a sound onboarding process and directors are appointed based on merit, through a transparent process, and in alignment with the purpose and strategy

Board meetings are held quarterly and provide the opportunity for all directors to contribute to each meeting. The board oversees its risk management framework that aligns to the purpose and strategy.

The Management Committee operates the APPVA on a daily basis and consists of an Executive Committee of four members that meet weekly at the minimum.  The full Committee meets monthly. Three of the roles are dual hatted, as is the case with many not for profit organisations. In order that those dual hatted individuals do not have two appointments, they are known as their board appointment, eg Chairman.

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