Board Elections


alia board election 2021

Nominations have been sought for three positions that become vacant on the ALIA Board of Directors in May 2021:

  • President
  • Two general Directors.


The response to the nomination process was very positive with the number of candidates exceeding the available positions in both categories.  ALIA Members will now have an opportunity to vote to select the successful candidates.

The successful candidates will take office following our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 24 May 2021 and serve on the Board for two years. 

They will be part of a seven-member Board comprising the President, Institutional Director and five general Directors.  The Board will appoint one of their members to serve as the Vice President.



Nominations for the position as President have been received from two ALIA Members; Vicki Edmunds and Marian Morgan-Bindon.

Background information about the candidates can be found at this link or downloaded here as a pdf file.



Nominations for the two positions as general Directors have been received from nine ALIA Members;  Lisa Capps, Associate Professor Mary Carroll, Vicki Edmunds, Kathryn Eyre, Suzie Gately, Dr Jo Kaeding, Marian Morgan-Bindon, Lisa Smith and Alissa Sputore.

Background information about the candidates can be found at this link or downloaded here as a pdf file.

candidate update

The candidates have provided additional information about why they nominated to join the Board and the skills they would contribute.  We hope this helps ALIA Members as they evaluate and select their preferred candidates.  The responses can be viewed at this link.

election process

ALIA elections are governed by By-Law 3 and CorpVote, an independent election specialist has been appointed to manage the voting process.

Instructions for casting a vote will be emailed to all eligible Members by the election company.  Members without a registered email address will receive voting material by mail.

Voting will open on Monday 1 March 2021 and conclude at 5pm AEST on Friday 16 April 2021.

Who can vote?

All current financial ALIA Members as of 5pm AEDT on Friday 29 January 2021 are eligible to vote in the election.

election timetable

The following table provides an indication of the election timeline:  

Nominations open

16 November 2020

Nominations close

29 January 2021

Voting opens

1 March 2021

Voting closes

16 April 2021

Directors take office

ALIA AGM 24 May 2021

want to know more?

Information about the 2020-2021 Board of Directors can be found on the Board of Directors webpage

To find out more about the election process or the work of the ALIA Board, please contact the ALIA Board of Directors

Questions about the conduct of the election should be directed to CorpVote at


This page is accurate as of 3 March 2021 and will be updated as needed