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This is governed by the Unit Title Regulations which say
10Election of chairperson
(1)A body corporate must elect a chairperson by ordinary resolution at every annual general meeting of the body corporate.
(2)A candidate for election as chairperson must—
(a)be nominated by another unit owner in the unit title development; and
(b)consent to the nomination.
(3)If a candidate for election as chairperson is not a natural person, the candidate must nominate a director to act as chairperson on the candidate's behalf.
(4)The chairperson must be—
(a)the owner of a principal unit in the unit title development; or
(b)a director who has been nominated under subclause (3).
(5)As soon as practicable after the annual general meeting at which he or she is elected, the chairperson must notify every unit owner in the unit title development, by each owner's preferred method of contact, of his or her election to that office.
(6)Unless a chairperson sooner resigns or is removed from office by ordinary resolution of the body corporate, he or she holds office from the close of the general meeting at which he or she is elected until the close of the next annual general meeting.
(7)Subject to regulation 12(7), a chairperson is eligible for re-election.
So if a trust owns the unit then it is covered by 10(3) and I assume he was therefore nominated to act by his trust. But he would still be eligible. However if the body corporate resolves he could be removed before the AGM. If the current chair is reluctant that may mean forcing a meeting which can be done.