AIA members voted to adopt a revised constitution at a general meeting on 5 November 2019. The new constitution comes into effect today, 6 November 2019.

The overall coverage of the Constitution has not been significantly altered, i.e. AIA’s membership requirements, qualification standard and obligations for members to adhere to AIA’s rules, regulations and Code of Ethics remain in place.  

The new Constitution continues to have the following structure: 

                          • Memorandum of Association;
                          • Articles of Association;
                          • Bye-Laws;
                          • Regulations, and
                          • Code of Ethics 

Members are reminded that they are bound by the AIA Constitution (including Code of Ethics) and should familiarise themselves with the updated edition.  

The AIA Constitution may be viewed here.  

Any disciplinary cases ongoing at the time of implementation of the new Constitution will be continued under the previous AIA Constitutional Documents (as revoked 6 November 2019).

Upon adoption of the revised constitution, AIA President, Les Bradley, commented: "These amendments strengthen AIA’s corporate governance and build upon the current regulations. With changes to the Code of Ethics introducing new requirements for accountants I would encourage all members to review the revised documents to ensure their compliance."