GOVERNANCE

AAOD is a Company Limited by Guarantee and its membership is Australia-wide. 

AAOD was registered on 16 June 2008 following the restructure of Australian Age of Dinosaurs Incorporated (AAODI) which was wound up on 31 October 2008. The work of AAODI now forms a large part of the ongoing activities of AAOD. AAOD is a registered Income Tax Exempt Charity (ITEC) and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).

Annual reports for the last eight and a half financial years are available to download here as PDFs. 

 

2017 Annual Report and Statements

2017 Statutory Financial Statements

 

 

 

Annual Financial Report 2016

Annual Financial Report 2015

Annual Financial Report 2014

Annual Financial Report 2013

Annual Financial Report 2012

Annual Financial Report 2011/12

Annual Financial Report 2010/11

Annual Financial Report 2009/10

 


Board of Directors

Governance of AAOD is by a Board of Directors (limited to a maximum of nine) with the majority of directors being responsible persons as defined by the Australian Tax Office. It is preferred that half are based in the local Winton area and the other half from points around Australia. It is also desirable that Directors have expertise in marketing, project management, collection management or business finance. External advisory expertise is also sourced.

DAVID ELLIOTT OAM 

Qualifications
• Justice of the Peace Qld

Current positions
• Executive Chairman, Australian Age of Dinosaurs Limited

Acknowledgements
• Medal of the Order of Australia 2015
• Winton Citizen of the Year 2014
• Churchill Fellow 2011
• Queensland Finalist Australian
of the Year Awards 2009
• Queensland Museum Medallist 2006

Previous positions
• President, Australian Age of Dinosaurs Inc

      

BRUCE COLLINS OAM 

Qualifications
• Bachelor of Rural Science,

Current positions
• Director, Australian Age of Dinosaurs Limited
• Director, B&H Collins Investments Pty Ltd

Acknowledgements
• Centenary Medal 2001
• Medal of the Order of Australia 2009

Previous positions
• Director, Waltzing Matilda Centre 
• Director, Undaval Pty Ltd
• Director, Dutana Pty Ltd
• Mayor, Winton Shire Council 
• Chairman, Waltzing Matilda Centre Board

    

WILLIAM WAVISH 

Qualifications
• Chartered Accountant (retired) FCA (NZ), CMANZ, ACIS, ANZIM

Current positions
• Director, Australian Age of Dinosaurs
• Chairman and Co-Founder, National Indigenous Culinary Institute
• Chairman and Co-Developer, Chava Resort, Thailand
• Patron, SportsConnect, TransTasman Business Circle

Previous positions
• COO Dairy Farm Group HK
• Finance Director, Arnotts Biscuit Ltd
• CFO, Campbells Soup Asia Pacific
• Finance Director then Supermarkets Director, Woolworths Ltd
• Executive Chairman, Myer Group Ltd
• Director, Dick Smith Ltd

CAROL TREWICK  

Qualifications
• Bachelor of Commerce
• Master of Law
• Certified Practising Accountant
• Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors
• Justice of the Peace NSW

Current positions
• Director, Australian Age of Dinosaurs Limited                        • Chairwoman, AAOD Legacy
Fund Ltd
• Head of Commercial Control ANZ, CNH Industrial Australia Ltd 

Previous positions
• Project Controller, Pentair
• Commercial Manager and Finance Business Leader, GWA Industries
• State Administration Manager, Suez Environmental 
• Commercial Manager, Toll Ipec
• Financial Controller, GKN Australia

      

DR SCOTT HOCKNULL

Qualifications
• PhD – Palaeontology
• 1A Hons – Zoology
• Bachelor of Science, Geology and Zoology Majors

Current positions
• Director, Australian Age of Dinosaurs Limited
• Senior Curator, Geosciences
• Honorary Research Fellow

Acknowledgements
• Centenary Medallist, 2003
• Young Australian of the Year, 2002

Previous positions
• Riversleigh Area Community Science Advisory Committee 
• Acting Head of Geosciences 
• Curator, Geosciences, Queensland Museum

      

ROBERT ELLIOTT

Qualifications
• Certificate 2 in Agriculture
• Certificate 4 in Agriculture
• Certificate 4 in Wool classing
• Certificate 1 in Rural Operations
• Certificate 2 in Shearing

Current positions
• Director, Australian Age of Dinosaurs Limited
• Grazier
• Committee member, Corfield Sports Club Committee

Acknowledgements
• Queensland Museum Medal, 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


COMPANY SECRETARY

IAN MERRITT 

Qualifications
• Bachelor of Education
• Diploma of Teaching
• Justice of the Peace Qld

Current positions
• Company Secretary, Australian
Age of Dinosaurs Limited
• Secretary/Treasurer,
Longreach Local Ambulance
Committee
• Representative,
Commissioner’s Reference
Group, QAS
• Director, Queensland Ag Shows

Acknowledgements
• Local Hero Award, State
Government 2013

Previous positions
• Treasurer, Tower Hill Picnic
Race Club Inc
• Representative of the State
Council, Queensland Teachers’
Union
• Treasurer, Longreach School
of Distance Education