Founding membership is an elite group of no more than 2,500 members who are afforded special privileges and benefits to reflect their importance to the Association.


  • Priority for allocated scholarships for members’ children and subsidies for their own professional and personal development
  • Eligibility to register as a Candidate in our Career Management Centre (CMC) for career development and future opportunities
  • Two votes on important issues e.g. membership fees; conference locations, conference themes and agenda
  • Delegate discounts, priority seating for World Congress and the opportunity to vote for the GM of the Year (who will receive a substantial cash prize)
  • Post-nominal accreditation
  • Counsel and advance briefings on matters of importance to our industry and community
  • Eligibility to fast-track elevation to Fellow status - after 5 years of continuous Membership
  • Opportunities to engage with our Board of Governors
  • Invitation to exclusive Association events

In addition to:

  • Access to a wide range of benefit plans at preferential rates
  • Access to exclusive international and portable retirement/saving plan options
  • Opportunities to share best practice
  • Peer-to-peer dialogue and opportunities to highlight matters of concern and interest to Members
  • Eligibility to be considered for Annual Association awards
  • Opportunity to avail industry discounts
  • An online reference library
  • Prime opportunities for face-to-face and online networking, and webinar events
  • Advisory services and support
  • Community – a place to belong and establish valuable professional and international career-long connections with "like minded" professionals

Membership Fees

  • Annual Membership Fee $495
  • Optional Membership Pack Fee $250