Launched in September 2014, the Society was established to enable like-minded people to champion the concepts of progress and wellbeing as being integral to the thinking and decision making of individuals, communities, businesses and governments in Australia. It aims to create a movement where broad based progress and wellbeing considerations will be just as significant and tangible as financial considerations in decision making. The objectives of the Society are:
- Ensure wellbeing receives prominence in determining the progress of Australia and Australians at an individual, family, community, business and government level.
- Shift social progress and wellbeing considerations from government departments, supra-national organisations and academia into ‘mainstream’ consciousness and decision making.
- Build a bridge of influence between the designers of progress and wellbeing frameworks and users of those frameworks, especially major decision makers in government, public policy, corporations and significant not-for-profit organisations.
Andrew was joined the Board in mid 2014, and also chairs the Membership and Marketing sub-committee. Following a year of foundation development in 2015, the Society has plans to expand its profile an membership this year. Andrew’s elevation to deputy chair reflects the Board’s commitment to driving growth in 2016 and beyond. For more information about the Society, please visit www.aspw.asn.au