AAVIP is the first not for profit association registered in Australia for the virtual assistant and virtual business industry. It is a member driven organisation and the members of the Board are elected by the members each year. Once a board member has served their term of office, they either nominate to become President or move off the Board for at least 2 years. This ensures that no one person is in control of the association and makes it a true member organisation. Members nominate to be on the board at each AGM.
The discussion to start a not for profit association for virtual assistants started at the inaugural conference for virtual assistants “VIVA” in September 2009. As a result of this discussion and agreement that there was a need for an industry body, an inaugural committee was appointed at the conference to look at putting a consultation process together to create a constitution and register the Association. The members of this initial group were:
The aim at this meeting was to hold the first AGM of the new Association within 12 months. This was achieved with the new association being registered in 2010.