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Organisational Structure

The ALCAS Committee of Management (CoM) has been renamed the Board of Directors since the Special General Meeting of 8 February 2012. The Board is responsible for ensuring the strategic direction, governance and administration of ALCAS for delivery of the 2011/12 Plan.  The Board comprises ALCAS members who provide leadership to the organisation on a voluntary basis. This includes representatives of the state chapters, who are ex-officio Board members since the same meeting. The executive team comprises:

The ALCAS President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and the Executive Director (Permanent, Part Time).

Reporting to the Executive Team are four Subcommittees:

  • AusLCI
  • LCA Methodology 
  • Marketing, Advocacy and Business Development,
  • Professional Development & Accreditation

The Executive Team itself is responsible for resource development and funding. 

ALCAS Organisational Chart

The Executive Team

The role of the Executive Team is to formulate the ALCAS strategy and resource allocation and managing the performance of the subcommittees to the common purpose of the organisation. This includes direct responsibility for Governance, Funding, Administration and Operations.

The Executive Team is also responsible for the designation of Subcommittees, the appointment of the Subcommittee Chairpersons and oversight of subcommittee performance. 



The chair of each subcommittee is also a Board member. The membership of each Subcommittee  includes at least one other Board member,other volunteerALCAS members. The Subcommittees are entitled to recruit non-ALCAS members, as required, to serve their group's purposes.

The Marketing, Advocacy and Business Development Subcommittee is responsible for preparing the ALCAS marketing plan and supporting the communications needs of the organisation including the website, newsletters, event and conference promotion and general public relations.

The Professional Development and Accreditation Subcommittee is responsible for the ALCAS professional development plan including LCA training and education, review of the ALCAS Code of Conduct and development / implementation of an accreditation program for LCA practitioners. 

The AusLCI Subcommittee is responsible for development of the AusLCI including selection of and guidance to new industries for inclusion in the AusLCI, administration of the AusLCI database and liaison with international LCI organisations.

The LCA Methodology Subcommittee is responsible for overseeing the development of LCA methods in all respects including coordination with the AusLCI Subcommittee.     

The respective Subcommittee chairs are responsible for ensuring progress within their subcommittee and reporting to the Executive Director, Executive Team and the Board.