Council row over male nomination
AN argument for gender diversity fell on some deaf ears in the nomination of Ray Glickman as an Ocean Gardens board director.
The board, which allows for up to six people, used a recruitment firm to search for suitable candidates and settled on Mr Glickman, who is Amana Living chief executive and member of the Statutory Planning Commission with the WA Planning Commission.
Town of Cambridge Mayor Keri Shannon expressed concern at this week’s council meeting about nominating another male and “CEO-type” to fill a position on the board. She said she preferred to see a woman in the role with a background in health for greater diversity.
Mr Glickman’s position at the aged care “opposition” was also raised as a potential conflict of interest.
Councillors Sonia Grinceri and Corinne MacRae agreed his credentials were outstanding and that the board would be lucky to have him.
Cr Tracey King said Mr Glickman should not be overlooked because he did not wear a frock.
The nomination was supported by a majority and passed.
Ms Shannon’s motion to write to Ocean Gardens chief executive to encourage greater diversity and suggest he review the board appointment criteria did not gain enough support from her fellow councillors.
The current board members are Simon Withers, Michael Hollett, Lee Verios, Eric Hooper and Anthony Kinder.